Jana Neitsch (née Schlegel)
University of Konstanz
Department of Linguistics
 
Contact:
Jana Neitsch (née Schlegel), M.A.
FB Sprachwissenschaft
Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
 
Room: G 223
Tel.: +49 7531 88-4180
E-Mail: jana.neitsch@uni-konstanz.de

Office hours: Wed. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and by appointment

   
Research Interests
Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Phonology, Intonation, Prosody-discourse interface
 
Current Academic Position
04/2016 - current Research Staff:
DFG funded Project: Questions at the Interfaces - The Production and Perception of Rhetorical Questions in German (P6)
PIs: Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun & Prof. Dr. Nicole Dehé
   
Teaching
Lectures/Seminars/Workshops
Summer Term 2016: Phonetik III, with Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun, (2 SWS)
2015 Workshop on Praat Sofware, STaPS, University of Tübingen
GToBI - an Introduction, DAAD-Workshop, University of Konstanz
Academic Background
University of Konstanz
04/2016 - current Research Staff
DFG funded Project: Questions at the Interfaces - The Production and Perception of Rhetorical Questions in German (P6)
06/2015 - current PhD Student, University of Konstanz
Dissertation project: Production and Perception: The Prosodic characteristics of rhetorical and information-seeking interrogatives in German.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun & Prof. Dr. Nicole Dehé
07/2014 - 03/2016 Academic Staff: Project LingVisAnn
04/2010 - 05/2014 Student Assistant AG Braun
06/2011 - 08/2011 Student Assistant AG Dehé
10/2012 - 05/2014 Degree: Master of General Linguistics (1,2)
Thesis: Mit Kind und Kegel ins mentale Lexikon: Eine Untersuchung der Speicherung und Produktion deutscher Paarformeln
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun and Prof. Dr. Nicole Dehé
10/2008 - 09/2012 Degree: Bachelor of General Linguistics
Thesis: Anglizismen in der Spontansprache: Eine Untersuchung der Integration von Anglizismen anhand einer deutschen Talkshow
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nicole Dehé and Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun
 
Tutorials
WS 2010/2011 Phonetics I (Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun)
 
Stay Abroad
03/2018 - 05/2018 University of Southern Denmark (SDU): Guest PhD student, collaboration with Associate Professor of Communication and Innovation Oliver Niebuhr
09/2007 - 08/2008 Paris, Rueil-Malmaison: Au Pair
 
Wirtschaftsgymnasium (Kaufmännische Schule Heidenheim)
09/2004 - 07/2007 Degree: Abitur
   
Publications, Presentations and Organized Workshops
Publications
Neitsch, J., B. Braun & N. Dehé (2018). The role of prosody for the interpretation of rhetorical questions in German. Speech Prosody, Poznań, Poland. (accepted)
Wochner, D., J. Schlegel, N. Dehé & B. Braun (2015). The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in German. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2015. Dresden, 6. – 10. September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
Schlegel, J., Egger, S. & Braun, B. (2014). Representation of German binomials: evidence from speech production. Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP). Cologne, Germany. (paper)
 
Posters and Talks
Neitsch, J., B. Braun & N. Dehé (2018). The role of prosody for the interpretation of rhetorical questions in German. Speech Prosody, Poznań, Poland. (accepted)
Neitsch, J., B. Braun & N. Dehé (2018). Identifying rhetorical questions in German: the perceptual relevance of pitch accent type, voice quality and the discourse particle denn. Submittet at Labpohn 2018. Lisboa, Portugal. (accepted)
Kusterer, M., J. Neitsch, B. Braun & N. Dehé (2017). Interpreting rhetorical questions: The influence of pitch accent type, voice quality and the modal particle “denn”. Poster at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. University of Cologne, Germany.
Neitsch, J., D. Wochner,  K. Zahner & N. Dehé (2017). Who likes liver? How German speakers use prosody to mark questions as rhetorical. Talk at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. University of Cologne, Germany.
Wochner, D., J. Schlegel, N. Dehé & B. Braun (2015). The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in German. Poster presented at INTERSPEECH 2015. Dresden, 6. – 10. September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
Schlegel J., D. Wochner B. Braun & N. Dehé (2015). The prosody of rhetorical questions in German. Poster at the Phonetics and Phonology Europe 2015 (PaPE), Cambridge, UK.
Wochner, D. & J. Schlegel (2015). The prosody of rhetorical questions. Talk at the 37. Jahrestagung der DGfS – AG6, Leipzig, Germany.
Schlegel, J., & Egger, S. (2014). Mit Kind und Kegel ins mentale Lexikon: Eine Untersuchung der Speicherung und Produktion deutscher Paarformeln. Poster at the 10. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P & P 10), Konstanz, Germany.
Schlegel, J., Egger, S. & Braun, B. (2014). Representation of German binomials: evidence from speech production. Poster at the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP). Cologne, Germany.
Organized Workshops and Conferences
Program committee at the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz: Prosody and Meaning (PaM), 04-06 October 2017, University of Konstanz.
Organization team at the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz: 38th Annual Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS): Sprachkonzil: Theorie und Experiment, 23-26 February 2016, University of Konstanz.
PRAAT-Workshop, 7th StaPs, 02.-03. October 2015, University of Tübingen.
Workshop on prosody, intonation & GToBI, 27-31 July 2015, University of Konstanz.
Co-Organization: 10. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P & P 10), Konstanz, 9.-10. Oktober 2014, with Bettina Braun, Nicole Dehé, Muna Pohl, Daniela Wochner & Katharina Zahner.
 
Awards
June 2017: Best Student Paper Award at the second Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) conference for best oral presentation for Who likes liver? How German speakers use prosody to mark questions as rhetorical”. Köln, 12-14 June 2017.
Nov 2014: VEUK award (Der Verein der Ehemaligen der Universität Konstanz) for best master degree in Linguistics.
 
Grants
PhD Scholarship LGFG (Landesgraduiertenförderung), Brückenstipendium (January 2016 - June 2016)
Language Proficiencies
German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (good)
Spanish (Basics)
 
Skills
Praat, R, Perl, EyeLink II, Eyelink1000 Plus, Experiment Builder, MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Audacity, Amadeus Pro.
 
Interests
Reading, Travelling, Freelancing (journals, newspapers), Yoga, Dancing.
 
 
© Jana Neitsch
updated: 02.03.2018