The main focus of the research project I’m working in is the nature of the phonological representation in the mental lexicon and its role in resolving the problem of access and recognition of (morpho-)phonological variation. We examine the central hypothesis of FUL (Featurally Underspecified Lexicon), viz. that a phonologically abstract representation in the mental lexicon guides the access and recognition process of native speakers. Using psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic techniques I currently focus on the mental representations of place and hight dimensions in vowels in German and Turkish and the representation of tone in Swedish.
Seminar on Language Development
Neuroökonomie im mentalen Lexikon: Wie viel phonologische Information speichern wir? Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TEAP), 26.- 28.03.2007 Trier, Germany.
Mental Representation of Swedish Tone, Workshop: Tone, Mind, Brain, Evolution; 18.-21.10.06 Freudental, Germany
P350 – A correlate of mental lexicon activity?
SFB 471, University of Konstanz, Germany, 18.5.2006.
Tones and their Mental Representation. University of Stockholm, Sweden, 20.9.2006.
since Feb. 2006
Phd-Student (wissenschaftliche Angestellte)
University of Konstanz,
Sonderforschungsbereich 471 Variation and Evolution in the Lexicon.
Project D1. On resolving lexical and postlexical variations in language comprehension: the role of the mental lexicon.
Oct. 2000 - Jan. 2006
University of Konstanz
Diploma Thesis: Examining Featural Underspecification of Tongue Height in German Mid Vowels: An EEG Study.
Sep. 2003 - Mar. 2004
Median Kliniken Magdeburg, Neurorehabilitation
Department of Neuropsychology.
Jul. 1999 - Aug. 2000
Adventure Education Trainer
Natureschool Kokkolan Luontokoulu, Kokkola, Finland
Adventure education and outdoor activities for schools, companies, unemployed youth, drug addicts.