Professional Services

  • Supervised PhD projects

  • Speech perception under adverse conditions: the processing of social information. (Helen Reese Klubach) ongoing, Acoustics Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Acoustic cues in production and perception of irony in normal-hearing and CI-listeners. (Hannah Leykum) ongoing, Acoustics Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Institute of Linguistics, University of Vienna
  • Cross-language mappings at the phonetic level in late bilingual Bosnian-German speakers living in Vienna. (Carolin Schmid) defended 2021, Acoustics Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Institute of Linguistics, University of Vienna
  • Temporal organisation in vowel + consonant sequences in two varieties of Vienna (Nicola Klingler). defended 2021, Acoustics Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Institute of Linguistics, University of Vienna
  • The role of one's own voice, own accent and segment type on the production and processing of second language sound contrasts (Nikola Eger). defended 2019, Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • Bridging the gap between phonetic abilities and the lexicon in second language learning. (Miquel Llompart). defended 2019, Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • Die Rolle phonetischer Information in der Sprechererkennung (The role of phonetic information in speaker recognition) (Carola Schindler), defended 2016, Institute of Phonetics, LMU (co-advisor)
  • MA projects

  • Produktion und Perzeption des alveolaren Trill [r] in bairischen Varietäten Österreichs: eine artikulatorische Pilotstudie mittels UTI-Messung und perzeptiver Erhebung typischer Lautcharakteristika. (Production and perception of the alveolar trill [r] in Bavarian varieties of Austrian German: an articulatory pilot study using UTI, and a perceptual assessment of typical acoustic characteristics). (Nina Weihs, 2021/22 - planned) Institute of German Studies, University of Vienna
  • Perception and production of the consonant /R/ in second langauge learning: The case of Mandarin learners of German. (Xiao Gu, 2021) Institute of General Linguistics, LMU
  • Processing spatio-temporal metaphors in Mandarin-German bilingual children (Enja Lee, 2019) Institute of General Linguistics, LMU
  • Die Wahrnehmung der Frikative [ʁ] und [h] durch spanische Lerner des Deutschen. (The perception of the fricatives [ʁ] and [h] by Spanish learners of German). (Katharina Juhl, 2017) Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • Representation of front vowels in German learners of English: Evidence from compensation for real-time perturbation of auditory feedback. (Dianne Nowack, 2016) Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • The impact of accent familiarity on the perception of difficult sound contrasts for German learners of English. (Katrin Wolfswinkler, 2016) Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • The temporal relation between talker and word recognition. (Michael Fischbacher, 2016) Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • BA projects

  • Taal en perceptie: over akoestische reductie en de herkenning van spreektaal tijdens fonologische variatie: een vergelijking van het Vlaams en het Nederlands (Language and perception: acoustic reduction and spoken-word recognition under phonological variation: a comparison of Flemish and Dutch, Nina Weihs, 2021) Institute of Dutch Studies, University of Vienna
  • Die Rolle von Dyslexie beim Lesen in der Mutter- und Fremdsprache (The role of dyslexia in reading the native vs. a second language, Anja Fischer, 2019) Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • Die Anpassung von Lautkategorien unter verschiedenen Arten von Feedback (Adaptation of sound categories through different types of feedback, Viktoria Werner, 2015) Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • Repräsentation des englischen /th/ im Lexikon deutscher Sprecher (Representation of English /th/ in native German speakers' lexicons, Julia Utter, 2015) Institute of Phonetics, LMU
  • Internships

  • Acoustics of /r/ in Austrian Dialects, LabAcoustics semester project, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, 2020, MSc internship
  • An ERP study of lexical tone perception in Cantonese, with Ventus Siu; 8-week summer project, MSc Program in Neurocognitive Psychology, LMU, 2014 MSc Internship
  • Does speech perception improve by seeing a speaker's accent? with Veronika Wimmer; from the initial stages of set-up to running and analyzing an experiment; Inst. of Phonetics, LMU, 2013 Research Internship
  • Hosting "Lab rotations" (mini internships): Guiding Master students in Cognitive Neuroscience through various stages of setting-up, conducting, and analyzing psycholinguistic experiments (Radboud University Nijmegen), 2010/11 and 2011/12
  • Member of PhD examination committees

  • Using real-time temporal auditory feedback perturbation to probe the cognitive representation of speech timing (Miriam Oschkinat) Institute of Phonetics, LMU Munich, Germany, defended 2021
  • Learning second language speech perception in natural settings (Emily Felker) Radboud University Nijmegen, NL, defended 2021
  • Fast speech can sound slow: effects of contextual speech rate on word recognition (Merel Maslowski) MPI for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University Nijmegen, NL, defended 2019
  • Taught courses

    Soziophonetik, part of semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of German Philology, University of Vienna, fall 2021.
    LabAcoustics, seminar with internship, MA-level; Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, fall 2020.
    Grundzüge der Sprachwissenschaft, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of General Linguistics, LMU Munich, spring/summer 2019.
    Vertiefung der Vorlesung Grundzüge der Sprachwissenschaft, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of General Linguistics, LMU Munich, spring/summer 2019.
    Sprachtypologie und Kognition, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of General Linguistics, LMU Munich, spring/summer 2019.
    Kategorien der Sprache II, semester seminar, MA-level; Institute of General Linguistics (MA Cultural and Cognitive Linguistics), LMU Munich, spring/summer 2019.
    Akustische Segmentierung, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, spring/summer 2018.
    Perzeption, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, fall 2017.
    Akustische Segmentierung, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, spring/summer 2017.
    Projektkurs Kognitive Sprachverarbeitung, semester seminar, MA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, fall 2016.
    Akustische Segmentierung, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, spring/summer 2016.
    Projektkurs Experimentalphonetik, semester seminar, MA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, fall 2015.
    Psycholinguistik II, semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, fall 2015.
    Introduction to eye tracking; workshop; students and staff; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, spring/summer 2015.
    Spracherwerb und Bilingualismus (language acquisition and bilingualism), semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, fall 2014.
    Psycholinguistics II (Introduction to language acquisition), mini seminar, MA-level, in English; Department of Psychology, LMU Munich, June 2014.
    Experimentelle Psycholinguistik: vom akustischen Signal zum Mentalen Lexikon (Experimental Psycholinguistics: getting from the acoustic signal to the mental lexicon) semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, fall 2013.
    Psycholinguistics (Introduction to experimental reasearch on language comprehension), mini seminar, MA-level, in English; Department of Psychology, LMU Munich, December 2013.
    Lauterwerb in der Erst- und Zweitsprache (acquisition of sounds in a first vs. second language), semester seminar, BA-level; Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich, summer 2013.
    Lecture on Language in Cognitive Psychology; Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, fall 2012.
    Workshop on research methods; Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, 18-19 June 2009.
    Training research assistants
  • - experimental methods
  • - eye tracking
  • - high-quality speech recording
  • - phonetic analyses (PRAAT software)
  • - scripting in PRAAT
  • - editing of videos in Adobe Premiere

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Skills

Languages: German (native), English, Dutch, Polish
Programming: Perl, Python, R, Praat-Syntax
Methods:
  • Eye tracking (SR Research, Tobii, Eyetribe): set-up, data acquisition, analysis
  • Psychophysical experiments: set-up, data acquisition, analysis
  • Preferential looking paradigm (children): data coding, analysis
  • ERP: design, data acquisition
Experimental software: PsychoPy, Experiment builder, E-Prime, Presentation, NESU