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Information om forskning och undervisning

Key areas of interest are Bantu and Berber/Amazigh language studies. The teaching covers a broad range of courses related to language, history and culture in Africa. The nexus of these lies in cognitive and historical semantics and linguistic anthropology.

Meritförteckning

since Jan 2008

Professor for African Languages and Cultures. Institute for Asian and African Studies, University of Helsinki.

Feb 2007 - Dec 2007

Assistent (university lecturer), Institute for African Studies, University of Leipzig. (60% teaching and teaching-related tasks, 30% research component)

Oct 2005 - Jan 2007

Employment as responsible researcher in the DFG-funded project on ‘The diachronic lexical semantics of spatial terms in the Nguni languages’. Insti­tute for African Languages and Cultures, University of Cologne, Germany.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

Launch of a research project on ‘The diachronic lexical semantics of spatial terms in the Nguni languages’. At the same, work on Berber languages in Barcelona, Spain. Participant at various courses on Berber at the Autonomous University of Barcelona [UAB](“Linguistic methodology and sociolinguistics of the Berber languages”, “Introduction to the language and culture of the Berber”) and the University of Barcelona [UB] (“Introduction to Berber”). Practical language classes of the Tashelhit variety of Berber.

May 2004 - Aug 2004

UC Berkeley. Field of teaching: linguistics and cognitive science (Course Title “The Mind and Language”).

May 2002 - April 2004

Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (Dept. of Linguistics). Funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsge­meinschaft). Project topic ‘Historical motivations for semantic change. Attestations of cultural contact in the emotion vocabulary of South African languages’.

May 26th, 2000

Defence of Ph.D. dissertation on ‘Lucazi grammar. A morphosemantic analysis’.

July 1995 - Apr 2002

Incorporation as academic staff in a special research unit on ‘Arid Climate and Cultural Change in Africa [ACACIA]’. Research area: ‘Demographic and cultural history of northern Namibia on the basis of linguistic sources’.

Oct 1993 - June 1995

Continuation of studies at the Univerisity of Cologne, Germany. M.A. degree in June 1995 in African Languages and Cultures, Cultural Anthropology and Geography. M.A. thesis on tense, aspect and modality in Herero.

Sep 1992 - Aug 1993

Academic year as an exchange student within the Erasmus/SOCRATES programme of the EU. Dept. of Linguistics and Dept. of African Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Oct1989 -                  
July 1992

Basic studies (approx. equivalent to B.A. within the Anglo-Saxon system of tertiary education) in African Languages and Cultures (Afrikanistik), Cultural Anthropology and Geography. University of Cologne, Germany.

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 6121 Språkvetenskaper
  • 615 Historia och arkeologi
  • 999 Övriga

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 2005 2019

Towards a fieldwork methodology for eliciting distinctions in lexical aspect

Crane, T. M. & Fleisch, A. G., 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) (To be determined). Aunio, L. & Fleisch, A. (red.). Helsinki: Studia Orientalia

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

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Constituency, imbrication, and the interpretation of change-of-state verbs in isiNdebele

Crane, T. M. & Fleisch, A. G., 1 mar 2018, (!!Accepted/In press) I : Studia Orientalia Electronica.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

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Conceptual Continuities: About ‘Work’ in Nguni

Fleisch, A., 2016, Doing Conceptual History in Africa. Fleisch, A. & Stephens, R. (red.). New York ; Oxford: Berghahn Books, s. 49-72 25 s. (Making Sense of History; vol. 25).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Doing Conceptual History in Africa

Fleisch, A. (red.) & Stephens, R. (red.), maj 2016, New York: Berghahn Books. 258 s. (Making Sense of History; vol. 25)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportAntologi eller special utgåvaVetenskapligPeer review

Theories and Methods of African Conceptual History

Stephens, R. & Fleisch, A., 2016, Doing Conceptual History in Africa. Fleisch, A. & Stephens, R. (red.). Berghahn Books, s. 1-20 20 s. (Making Sense of History; vol. 25).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Projekter 2004 2020

Socio-economic notions in Nguni languages

Fleisch, A. & Sesanti, S.

01/05/2010 → …

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Conceptual Histories of the World and Global Translations: The Euro-Asian and African Semantics of the Social and the Economic

Stråth, B., Karttunen, K., Fleisch, A., Schulz-Forberg, H., Eckert, A., Magnusson, L., Weiss, H. & Jewachinda Meyer, M.

01/08/200731/12/2012

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Computational Morphology in African Languages

Bosch, S., Pretorius, L. & Fleisch, A.

01/01/200431/12/2010

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Aktiviteter 2004 2017

Summer course Alicante University

Axel Fleisch (Talare: Presentation)
17 jul 201721 jul 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Msuswa Petrus Mabena

Thera Marie Crane (Värd), Axel Gustav Fleisch (Värd)
23 mar 201730 apr 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

Public examination. PhD thesis Jonna Katto

Axel Fleisch (Handledare)
1 feb 2017

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling

Nordic Journal of African Studies (Tidskrift)

Axel Fleisch (Chefredaktör)
2017 → …

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Ponsiano Kanijo

Axel Gustav Fleisch (Värd), Thera Marie Crane (Värd)
2 mar 201725 mar 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

Press / media

Gay rights and anti-homosexual legislation in Africa

Axel Fleisch

23/04/2012

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Do de llengües. Zulu

Axel Fleisch

29/09/2010

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Ett lapptäcke av språk

Axel Fleisch

01/03/2008

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media