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Curriculum Vitae

                                                             Roland Hinterhölzl





Università Ca Foscari, Venezia

Professor for German linguistics

Ca‘ Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075

30123 Venezia


Telefon: +39 041 2345735

born: 9.3.1964 in Wels, Austria






since 1/2013                   Habilitation for General (L/LIN01) and German (L/LIN14) Linguistics, National Italian Habilitation

since 9/2010               Associate Professor for German linguistics, Ca Foscari, Venezia


10/2009-2/2010          Guest Professor for German Linguistics, University of Vienna


July 2008                    Habilitation for General and German Linguistics, Humboldt-University of Berlin


3/2007-3/2010            member of the network “historical syntax” financed by the DFG


7/2003-7/2010            Project leader in the SFB-Project “The Role of Information-structure

                                   in the Development of Word order Regularities in Germanic”


since 1/2001               Assistant Professor at the Humboldt-University in Berlin

                                   Department of German linguistics


1998-2000                  Postdoctoral position at the Humboldt University in Berlin

                                   Graduate Program: Economy & Complexity in Language


1994-1998                  University of Southern California, Department of Linguistics

                                   PhD. Dissertation


1992-1994                  University of Southern California, Department of Linguistics

                                   MA in Linguistics


1990-1992                  University of Vienna

                                   Master in Philosophy


1984-1988                  University of Vienna

                                   BA in General Linguistics and Computational Linguistics





Title:                Studies on basic word order, word order variation and change in Germanic

Committee:     Prof. Karin Donhauser, Prof. Günther Grewendorf, Prof. Manfred Krifka


Ph.D. Dissertation


Title:               Restructuring Infinitives and the Theory of Complementation

Committee:     Barry Schein (chair), Joseph Aoun, Hilda Koopman, Jean Roger Vergnaud



Academic Awards


1990-1991      "Diplomstipendium" by the Austrian Federal Government

1997-1998      University of Southern California Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

March 99        elected member in USC’s oldest all-University honor society Phi Kappa Phi


Professional Experience


2/89-8/90        scientific employee in the Project LILOG (linguistic and logical tools for text understanding) at the Scientific      Center of IBM Germany, Stuttgart


9/90-5/91        diploma-program of IBM Germany in Stuttgart, supported by a diploma-stipend from the Austrian Federal Government


2/92-8/92        visiting scientist in the Project LMT (lexical-based machine translation) at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany,   Heidelberg

Journal Refereeing
I am regularly reviewing papers for Lingua, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, the Journal of Germanic Linguistics, Studia Grammatica and Sinn und Bedeutung
I am a  member of the advisory board of the Journal "Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft" and of "Linguistische Berichte".
Project Refereeing
Since 2007      Referee for the German Science Foundation (DFG)
since 2016      Referee for the DAAD, Germany