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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae

since 6/2015 guest researcher at the primatology department of MPI EVA
08/2009 research fellow (scientist) at the linguistics department of MPI EVA Leipzig
2010 guest at Research training group GRK DFG 1624/1 "Frequency effects in language"
2008-2009 guest researcher at the linguistics department of MPI EVA Leipzig
2005-2008 postdoctoral researcher at the linguistics department of MPI EVA Leipzig
2005 PhD in Speech Science at Halle University
2000-2004 team member of the ALTAI-SAYAN-LANGUAGE-and-ETHNOGRAPHY-PROJECT[ASLEP (TOFA)]
a DOBES Project funded by Volkswagen-Stiftung and hosted at MPI EVAN Leipzig
2000-2004 research associate at Institute for Speech Science and Phonetics, Halle University
1999-2000 study of Medical Physics at Halle University
1999 diploma in speech science at Halle University
1998-1999 therapist work as speech pathologist/therapist
1992-1993 civilian service at the clinics for Otorhinolaryngology, Halle University
1990-1999 study of Speech Science, Phonetics, German Linguistics, Japanology at Halle University and Netherlands Studies and Central Asian Studies at Leipzig University

Memberships

  • GAL e.V. (German assoc. of applied linguistics)
    Currently Cordula Schwarze and I chair the division "Phonetics and Speech Science"
  • IPA International Phonetic Association
  • ISCA International Speech Communication Association
  • LSA Linguistic Society of America
  • ASA Acoustic Society of America
  • gbs Gesellschaft für bedrohte Sprachen e.V.
  • ALT Association for Linguistic Typology
  • mdvs mitteldt. verband für sprechwissenschaft e.V.

Fieldwork

  • Tuva 1998, 2000, 2001 (Tyvan)
  • Khakassia 1998, 2000 (Khakas)
  • Tofalaria 2001, 2002 (Tofa)
  • Mongolia 2002 (varieties of Tyvan in Mongolia)
  • Germany 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 (Saxonian and Thuringian varieties of German)
  • India 2006 (Santali, Gata', Bangla)
  • Namibia 2006 (West !Xóon)
  • Egypt 2007 (Ghulfan, a language from Sudan)
  • Daghestan 2009 (Tsez, Hinuqh, Lezgi, Kumyk)
  • Argentina 2012 (Vilela)

Teaching

courses

  • phonetic segmental transcription (undergraduate level, WS 2001/2; SS200)
  • phonetic suprasegmental transcription (undergraduate & graduate level)
  • introduction to acouctic phonetics (undergraduate level, SS2003)
  • paralinguistic analysis (graduate level, WS2003/4, WS2005/6)
  • phonetic analysis (graduate level, WS2002/3, SS2005)
  • experimental phonetics (graduate level, WS2004/5)
  • pathophonetic analysis [clinical phonetics] (graduate level, WS2001/2; SS2005, WS 2006/7)

Lectures/ Lecture Series

  • introductory statistics for speech scientists (lecture series, undergraduate level, winter 2014/15, summer 2015, summer 2016, U Halle)
  • phonetic analysis "Phonetikanalysen (lecture series, undergraduate level, summer 2014, U Leipzig)
  • "Phonetics vs. Phonology" (introductory lecture at IMPRS graduate school MPI EVA Leipzig, 05/2013)
  • phonetic analysis "Phonetikanalysen" (lecture series, undergraduate level, summer 2011, U Leipzig)
  • phonetic field methods (3 sessions as part of B. Bickel's field-methods seminar, SS2007, U Leipzig)
  • Vom Atem über's Ohr zum Laut - Die Arbeitsgebiete der Phonetik
    [From breath via ear to speech sound - the working fields of phonetics](lecture as part of E. Burr's introductory course in Roman studies, SS2008, U Leipzig)
  • Grundelemente der Phonetik und Phonologie [Basic elements of phonetics and phonology](lecture as part of the introductory course to Romance studies with Prof. E. Burr, WS2008/09, U Leipzig)

Seminars/ Workshops

  • Working effectively with annotations - An introduction into the Praat scripting language (invited course MDVS and Halle University, 04-05/12/2015)
  • Acoustic and prosodic analysis - Using Praat as a universal tool (invited course Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10-13/04/2012)
  • Acoustic and prosodic analysis - Using Praat as a universal tool (invited course Universidad de San Juan, Argentina, 30/03-04/04/2012)
  • Acoustic and prosodic analysis - Using Praat as a universal tool (invited course at University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico, 8-12/1/2007)
  • Praat as tool for phonetic analysis (invited course at Seminar for Speech Science and Phonetics, Halle University,11-12/7/2008)

Co-supervised Thesis

PhD

2015 Natalia Aralova
"Vowel harmony in two Even dialects - Production and perception",
U Amsterdam

Diploma

2014 Sebastian Enkelmann
"Individuelle Sprechpausendauerprofile und deren Veränderung bei zunehmender Wiederholung von reproduzierten identischen deutschen Sachtexten",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.
2012 Christoph Walter 
"Phonetische Beschreibung der Umgangssprache in Blochwitz (Sachsen)",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.
2011 Caroline Schniggenfitig 
"Untersuchung zur Validität und Stabilität von ausgewählten akustischen Parametern innerhalb größerer Korpora am Beispiel der Nachrichtenarche",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.
2005 Birgit Hertha
"Auditive und akustische Untersuchungen zur den mittleren Sprechstimmlagen von Nachrichtensprechern im öffentlich-rechtlichen und privaten Rundfunk",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.
2003 Franziska Blumtritt
"Verschiedene Gesichtspunkte zum Problem 'Stimme bei Mann-zu-Frau-Transsexuellen",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.

MA

2016 Tiedke, Dorothea
"Stimmhöhenvarianz von Moderatoren in Morningshows",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.
2014 Charlotte Rauch
"Form-Funktions-Beziehungen von Begründungen in kindlicher Spielkommunikation",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.
2012-15 Nastasia Herold
"Atikamekw und Französisch - Bilingualismus in dem quebecischen IndianerInnenreservat Manawan",
U Leipzig, Romanistik.
2013 Jonnia Torres
"An Acoustic Analysis of Mandan Voiceless Stops",
Northeastern Illinois U, Linguistics.
2012 Marianne Oertel
"Stimmlicher Ausdruck von Höflichkeit bei deutschsprachigen Muttersprachlern in Deutschland",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.

BA

2013 Katharina Kluge
"Gesangstechniken im Heavy Metal - eine qualitative Analyse von YouTube-Tutorials",
U Halle, Sprechwissenschaft.
2011 Sophie Sumburane
"Lauterwerb zwischen Standard und Variation: Eine Fallstudie zur kindlichen Variation zwischen Standard und Dialekt im obersächsischen Sprachraum",
U Leipzig, Germanistik.