Prof. Dr. Matthias Schlesewsky

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Research Interests

  • Neurobiological foundation of Language
  • The notion of "Complexity"
  • Cardinal Categories: Actor, Subject, Topic
  • Concurrent EEG-Eye movement- acquisition during reading
  • Prominence and Hierarchies

 

Education

  • 1992 Diplom (= MSc. equivalent) Chemistry University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • 1997 PhD (Dr. phil.) – General and Theoretical Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2002 Hochschuldozent (Assistant Professor equivalent). Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany.
  • 2008 Professor of General Linguistics (W2), Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany
  • July 2015 Professor at the School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy at the University of South Australia

Professional Experience

  • 1994 - 1998 Researcher in the project “Conflict resolution in sentence processing" of the research group “Conflict and conflict resolution in Cognition”, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • 1998 - 2002 Senior scientific staff member, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2002 - 2008 Head of the Independent Junior Research Group Neurolinguistics, Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany.
  • 2008 - 2015 Professor of General Linguistics (W2), Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany.
  • July 2015 Professor at the School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy at the University of South Australia