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Bella Diekmann Freiburg

An ECoG investigation of word frequency and predictability effects in spontaneous language processing

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Peter Auer
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Tonio Ball
DisziplinLinguistik
Beginn Promotion10/2015
Statusin Bearbeitung

According to usage-based theory (Bybee 2001), the prior experience with language determines the ease of language processing, which is therefore influenced by the frequency of a word and its contextual predictability. The project at hand thus uses these two factors in order to operationalize the speaker’s prior experience with language and investigates the question how the latter is reflected in brain activity during overt, spontaneous and natural speech production. To this aim, simultaneously recorded video- and electrocorticography (ECoG) data which were obtained for diagnostics at the Epilepsy Center Freiburg will be analysed and studied.

SprachenDeutsch
ForschungsrichtungenNeurolinguistik
SchlüsselwörterElektrokortikographie, natürliche Sprachproduktion, Frequenz, Prädiktabilität

Kontakt

EmailBella.Diekmann@frequenz.uni-freiburg.de
AdresseBelfortstraße 18 (GRK), Engelbergerstr. 21 (AG Ball)
Freiburg
Homepagehttp://frequenz.uni-freiburg.de/diekmann-projekt

Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2015
PhD studies at the Research Training Group "Frequency Effects in Language", University of Freiburg, Germany

11/2014-05/2015
Research assistant, Department for Romance Linguistics

12/2014
Irmgard-Ulderup Thesis Award

05/2014
State examination in French

11/2013
State examination in Spanish

01/2014-05/2014
State examination thesis "Relevanz empirisch"

10/2008-06/2014
Study of Spanish and French, University of Freiburg, Germany




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