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Neurolinguistics: Natalia Bekemeier

Natalia Bekemeier
Project: SPP 1234
Department of Linguistics 
University Konstanz 
78457 Konstanz 


tel.:   +49 (0) 7531 88 2554
room: G 107



Current research is focused on investigating the neural mechanisms underlying the processing of stems of complex words in auditory modality. The event-related brain potentials (ERP) technique was chosen for this investigation for the reasons of better temporal resolution.


Research Interests

Cognitive neuroscience of language/Neurolinguistics
  • Interface of phonology and morphology in organization of the mental lexicon
  • Semantic and morphosyntactic processing of sentences in auditory speech perception

  • Psycholinguistics
  • First (L1) and second language (L2) acquisition
  • Bi- and multilingualism: early vs. late L2 acquisition; defining and discovering L2 proficiency; native language attrition

    Biographical Sketch

    since Sept.
    Apr. 2009

    PhD student, Neurolinguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz, Germany.


    MA in German language studies

    2006 – 2008

    Studies at the Linguistic Department, University of Konstanz, Germany

    2003 – 2005

    Teacher of English, Phonetics and of the theoretical Grammar of English, Academy of Marketing and Social-Information Technologies, Krasnodar, Russian Federation


    Diploma in Philology, English and French, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russian Federation

    1998 – 2003

    Studies at the Department of Romance and Germanic Philology, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russian Federation



    Bekemeier, N. & C. Eulitz. The Influence of Sentence Context on Acoustic Cue Weighting in L2 Speech Perception: Evidence from ERP. The 24th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, March 2011.

    Bekemeier, N., Lahiri, A. & C. Eulitz. On the Interface of Phonology and Morphology in Processing of Complex words. The 18th Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2011.

    Bekemeier, N., Eulitz, C. & A. Lahiri. On the Processing of Phonological Stem-Variants of Complex Words. Annual Meeting of DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft), SPP 1234, Potsdam, Germany, 2009.



    MA Thesis “Language Selectivity at the Phonological Level in Bilingual Brain”


    Language Skills

    Russian (native speaker)
    English (excellent)
    German (excellent)
    French (good)



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