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Ph.D student / doctoral researcher

 

phone: 0049 (0)761 203 4947 

e-mail: julia.schmitt-at-cognition.uni-freiburg.de

room: 03016

Center for Cognitive Science

Institute of Computer Science and Social Research

Friedrichstr. 50

D-79098 Freiburg, Germany

 

Research interests

  • Neurolinguistics, Bilingualism, Dialectology, Language Acquisition
  • The Multilingual Brain
  • fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging)

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

since march 2012: PhD student, University of Freiburg, Center for Cognitive Science (supervised by Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ferstl and Prof. Dr. Peter Auer)


Education:

2010



Master thesis/Magisterarbeit: "Schwäbisch - Alemannisch. Soziolinguistische Studie zur Einstellung gegenüber zwei westoberdeutschen Mundarten"

 

2005 2011


2006 – 2007



Studies of German Linguistics, Psychology and Romance Philology; University of Freiburg

Studies of Romance Philology; Université François Rabelais Tours (France)

 









   

Work Experience:

10/ 2011 03/2012

Lecturer at the Deutsches Seminar (University of Freiburg)

10/ 2010 – 03/ 2011
and
10/ 2007 – 03/ 2008

Research assistant at the Deutsche Seminar (University of Freiburg)

03/ 2010 – 05/ 2010


10/2008 - 11/2008

Research assistant at the Institut für Informatik und Gesellschaft – Center
for Cognitive Science (University of Freiburg)

Research assistant at the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaften (ZAS) Berlin

10/ 2007 – 09/ 2008

Research assistant at the Romanisches Seminar (University of Freiburg)

 
Further qualifications:
  • since 2013

 

 

  • 2011-2012



further training for didactical qualification "Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik".
Modul 2 "Lehren und Lernen"  already completed
(HochschulDidaktikZentrum)
mediation training

Academic activities

  • Acquisition of Third Party Funds:

      • Doctoral Scholarship: August 2016 to Feburary 2017, International Graduate School, University of Freiburg
      • Doctoral Scholarship: June/July 2016, Adolf Haeuser Stiftung, University of Freiburg
      • Travel Grant (2016), International Graduate School, University of Freiburg
  • Member of the Hermann Paul School of Language Sciences

  • Winter term 2012: Organisation of a tutorial "Introduction to SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping)"

 

Teaching

  • Winter term 11/12: Proseminar "Einführung in die Linguistik"
  • Summer term 2012: "Neurolinguistische Aspekte der Mehrsprachigkeit"
  • Winter term 12/13: "Psycho- und Neurolinguistische Betrachtung des Phänomens Mehrsprachigkeit"
  • Summer term 2013: Proseminar "Einführung in die Kognitionswissenschaft" (Schwerpunkt: Einfluss von Sprache auf kognitive Prozesse; 'Sapir-Whorf revised', 'Denken oder Sprechen - What comes first?')
  • Winter term 13/14: "Erstspracherwerb - ein kognitiver Meilenstein"
  • Summer term 2014: Proseminar "Einführung in die Kognitionswissenschaft" (Schwerpunkt: Einfluss von Sprache auf kognitive Prozesse; 'Sapir-Whorf revised', 'Bilingualismus und Exekutivfunktionen')
  • (Winter term 14/15 and summer term 2015 parental leave)
  • Winter term 15/16: Hauptseminar "Dialekt revisited - mit kognitionswissenschaftlichen Methoden ein altes Phänomen neu entdecken"

 

Publications

 

Conference contributions:
  • Schmitt, J. M., Ferstl, E. C., Auer, P. (2016). How bilingual are bilectal speakers? An fMRI study of text comprehension in different language varieties. 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, August 2016, London. (Poster presentation)
  • Schmitt, J. M., Ferstl, E. C., Auer, P. (2016). Understanding Fairy Tales in Different Regional Dialects:
    An fMRI Study. 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse, July 2016, Kassel. (Poster presentation)
  • Schmitt, J. M., Ferstl, E. C., Auer, P. (2016). When the first language is a regional dialect: An fMRI study of story comprehension in different language varieties. 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 2016, Heidelberg. (Poster presentation)

 

Talks:

  • Schmitt, J. M. (2015). Bilinguisme - Avantage ou Désavantage? Aspects Psycho- et Neurolinguistiques. Talk at the Deutsch-Französische Gymnasium Freiburg in the course of the 'Pädagogische Tage', March 2015

 

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