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Annika Tjuka

Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

e-mail: annika_tjuka@~@eva.mpg.de

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About me

I’m a linguist and currently working as a doctoral researcher at the MPI for the Science of Human History. I studied linguistics at Humboldt University Berlin, focusing on psycholinguistics and typology. My research interest is the diversity of language variation in word meanings. In my master’s thesis, I conducted the first systematic study of body part extensions such as the table leg and foot of the mountain. I examined the frequency of these expressions in 13 languages and the preferences for the underlying similarity dimensions (shape, spatial orientation, function). For my doctoral research, I collaborated in establishing the Database of Cross-Linguistic Norms, Ratings, and Relations for Words and Concepts (NoRaRe), which contains 98 datasets from linguistics and psychology across 40 languages including 65 properties (e.g., frequency, sensorimotor ratings, borrowability).

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees
in progressPh.D. in Linguistics at International Max Planck Research School for the Science of Human History (IMPRS-SHH) and Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Dissertation (working title): Language variation in word meanings: Cross-linguistic patterns and causes of colexifications
Supervisor: PD Dr. Johann-Mattis List
2019Master of Arts in Linguistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Master's thesis: Body-part metaphors as a window to cognition: A cross-linguistic study of object and landscape terms
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Verhoeven and Dr. Kilu von Prince
2016Bachelor of Arts in German Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Bachelor's thesis: Emotionalisation through texts
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Katharina Spalek and Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka
Academic Positions
2019 - PresentDoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Jena.
2019Research Associate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the FAHMRRR project, funded by ERC.
2017 - 2019Student research assistant at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the MelaTAMP project, funded by DFG.
2016 - 2019Student research assistant at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the FAHMRRR project, funded by ERC.
2018Internship and student research assistant at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.

Publications

Tjuka, A., Forkel, R., & List, J.-M. (2021). Linking norms, ratings, and relations of words and concepts across multiple language varieties. Behavior Research Methods.
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Tjuka, A., Nguyen, H. T. T., & Spalek, K. (2020). Foxes, deer, and hedgehogs: The recall of focus alternatives in Vietnamese. Laboratory Phonology, 11(1): 16.
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2021

Tjuka, A., Forkel, R., & List, J.-M. (2021). Linking norms, ratings, and relations of words and concepts across multiple language varieties. Behavior Research Methods.
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Tjuka, A., Nguyen, H. T. T., & Spalek, K. (2021). Correction: Foxes, deer, and hedgehogs: The recall of focus alternatives in Vietnamese. Laboratory Phonology, 12(1): 2.
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2020

Tjuka, A. (2020). General patterns and language variation: Word frequencies across English, German, and Chinese. In M. Zock, E. Chersoni, A. Lenci, & E. Santus (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on the Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (pp. 23-32). Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Tjuka, A., Nguyen, H. T. T., & Spalek, K. (2020). Foxes, deer, and hedgehogs: The recall of focus alternatives in Vietnamese. Laboratory Phonology, 11(1): 16.
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Tjuka, A. (2020). Body part extensions with mặt ‘face’ in Vietnamese. Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies: The ‘Face’.
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Tjuka, A., Weißmann, L., & Prince, K. v. (2020). Habitual aspect as a property of text spans. In Human language technologies as a challenge for computer science and linguistics: Proceedings of 9th Language & Technology Conference (pp. 195-199). Poznań: Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje.
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2019

Tjuka, A. (2019). Body-part metaphors as a window to cognition: A cross-linguistic study of object and landscape terms. Master Thesis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin.
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Tjuka, A., Weißmann, L., & Prince, K. v. (2019). Tagging modality in Oceanic languages of Melanesia. In Proceedings of the 13th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (pp. 65-70). Florence, Italy: Association for Computational Linguistics.
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