Lena Heynen

Campus: Leuven
Room: LETT 02.03
E-mail:  lena{DOT}heynen{AT}kuleuven{DOT}be
Lena Heynen


Curriculum Vitae

Lena Heynen (°1998) studied Germanic languages (Dutch and English Linguistics and Literature) at the Catholic University of Leuven with majors in General and Dutch Linguistics (KULeuven) (2016-2020). She wrote her bachelor paper about alignment of speech rate and her master’s thesis about the aspectual differences between strong and weak past tense forms in Dutch. Since 2020, Lena is a PhD student at the KU Leuven (Research Group ComForT: CRISSP), conducting research about the syntax of standard markers in comparatives, under the guidance of Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck, Dany Jaspers, and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd.

Research interests

  • theoretical linguistics
  • standard markers of comparatives
  • aspect
  • sociolinguistics: alignment