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Dr. Franziska Kretzschmar

Institute of German Language and Literature I
Albertus Magnus Platz
University of Cologne
D-50923 Cologne

 

Visitor address: Luxemburger Str. 299, office number 2.05
Tel: +49 (0)221 470 89910
Fax: +49 (0)221 470 5107
E-Mail: franziska.kretzschmar@uni-koeln.de

 

 

CV

Education

  • 2010: PhD (Dr. phil.) in Germanic Linguistics; University of Marburg
  • 2007-2010: PhD studies in Germanic Linguistics (with a focus on Neurolinguistics) at the University of Marburg
  • 2006: Magister Artium (MA equivalent); University of Marburg
  • 2000-2006: undergraduate studies (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, University of Aberdeen and University of Marburg)

Academic Career

  • April 2018: Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
  • as of October 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for German Language and Literature I and CRC 1252 Prominence in Language, University of Cologne
  • April 2015-September 2016: Director of the Neurolinguistics Lab, Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
  • April 2014-March 2015: Visiting Professor, Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg
  • October 2013-March 2014: Visiting Professor, Department of German Language and Literature I, University of Cologne
  • November-December 2012: Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
  • 2007-2010: Predoctoral Researcher, Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg

Fellowships and Grant Funding

  • 2014-2016: Innovative Teaching Project (together with Dr. Svenja Völkel, University of Mainz): Experimentierfeld Sprache: Projekt zur Entwicklung eines Modul-Curriculums zur Bandbreite und Schnittstellen empirischer Methoden in der Linguistik. (development of an MA course syllabus that covers most of the current research fields in empirical linguistics).
  • 2012-2013: Inneruniversitäre Forschungsförderung für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz  (Research Grant awarded to early career researchers at the University of Mainz) Project: Reading acquisition in 3rd and 5th graders: On the impact of word predictability on parafoveal processing in reading
  • 2010: PhD completion scholarship; University of Marburg
  • 2007-2010: PhD scholarship; DFG graduate school “NeuroAct – Neuronal representation and action control”; University of Marburg and University of Giessen
  • 2002-2003: Erasmus stipend; Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

Teaching

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Neurolinguistics/ Psycholinguistics
  • Neurocognition of Reading
  • Research Methods in Linguistics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Syntax-Semantics Interface
  • Introduction to Role and Reference Grammar

Reviewing

  • Brain and Language; Journal of Memory and Language; Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Psycholinguistic Research; John Benjamins Publishing; Language, Cognition and Neuroscience; Psychophysiology; Written Language and Literacy

Organisation of Workshops

  • 2020: Prediction and diversity in language processing: Influences of speaker, register and experimental method (DGfS Workshop)
  • 2017: Introduction to programming in Python & Introduction to EEG analysis with MNE-Python (University of Cologne)
  • 2016: Linguistics Colloquium at the University of Mainz: “Empirische Forschungsmethoden in der Linguistik“ (Research Methods in Linguistics) (together with Dr. Svenja Völkel)

Research Interests

  • Psycho-/ Neurolinguistics
  • Language processing, especially sentence comprehension at the syntax-semantics interface
  • Agentivity (Project B7, CRC 1252 Prominence in Language)
  • Reading across the life span
  • Writing systems, typography and their influence on visual word recognition
  • Concurrent EEG-eyetracking and fMRI-eyetracking measures in natural reading

Memberships

  • Society for the Neurobiology of Language
  • Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS)
  • German Linguistic Society (DGfS)
  • E-READ – Evolution of reading in the age of digitisation (Cost Action IS 1404)

Publications

Monograph

  • Franziska Kretzschmar & Svenja Völkel (under contract). Introducing Linguistic Research. Cambridge University Press.

Journal articles and book chapters

  • Alday, P.M. & Kretzschmar, F. (in prep). Principles of statistical analysis: Old and new tools. In: M. Grimaldi, Y. Shtyrov, & E. Brattico (Eds.) Language electrified. Techniques, methods, applications, and future perspectives in the neurophysiological investigation of language. Springer.
  • Alday, P.M. & Kretzschmar, F. (accepted/2019). Speed-accuracy tradeoffs in brain and behavior: Testing the independence of P300 and N400 related processes in behavioral responses to sentence categorization. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Brilmayer, I. (under review). Zooming in on agentivity: Experimental studies of Do-clefts in German.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M., & Primus, B. (2019). An investigation of agent prototypicality and agent prominence in German. In: A. Gattnar, R. Hörnig, M. Störzer & S. Featherston (Eds.) (2019). Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2018: Experimental Data Drives Linguistic Theory (S. 101-123). Tübingen: University of Tübingen. https://publikationen.uni-tuebingen.de/xmlui/handle/10900/87132
  • Weiss, A.F., Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M. Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Staub, A. (2018). Comprehension demands modulate re-reading, but not first-pass reading behavior. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 198-210.
  • Graf, T., Philipp, M., Xu, X., Kretzschmar, F., & Primus, B. (2017). The interaction between telicity and agentivity. Experimental evidence from intransitive verbs in German and Chinese. Lingua, 200, 84-106.
  • Philipp, M., Graf, T., Kretzschmar, F., & Primus, B. (2017). Beyond verb meaning: experimental evidence for incremental processing of semantic roles and event structure. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1806.
  • Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Philipp, M., Alday, P.M., Kretzschmar, F., Grewe, T., Gumpert, M., Schumacher, P.B., & Schlesewsky, M. (2015). Age-related changes in predictive capacity versus internal model adaptability: electrophysiological evidence that individual differences outweigh effects of age. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7, 217.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M.,& Staub, A. (2015). Dissociating word frequency and predictability effects in reading: Evidence from co-registration of eye movements and EEG. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1648-1662.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Luell, S., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2015). Animacy-based predictions show delayed effects in non-competitive environments. In: U. Ansorge, T. Ditye, A. Florack & H. Leder (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Eye movements, 2015, Vienna. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 8, 101.
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Schlesewsky, M. (2014). Lesen auf neuen Medien: Eine empirische Perspektive. In: S. Füssel, & Gutenberg-Gesellschaft (Eds) Gutenberg Jahrbuch 2014 (pp. 269-280). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Pleimling, D., Hosemann, J., Füssel, S., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2013). Subjective impressions do not mirror online reading effort: Concurrent EEG-eytracking evidence from the reading of books and digital media. PLOS One, 8, 1-11.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Staub, A., Roehm, D., & Schlesewsky, M. (2012). Prominence Facilitates Ambiguity Resolution: On the Interaction between Referentiality, Thematic Roles, and Word Order in Syntactic Reanalysis. In: M.J.A. Lamers & P. de Swart (Eds): Case, Word Order, and Prominence: Interacting Cues in Language Production and Comprehension. (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics 40). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Kretzschmar, F., Tune, S., Wang, L., Genç, S., Philipp, M., Roehm, D., & Schlesewsky, M. (2011). Think globally: Cross-linguistic variation in electrophysiological activity during sentence comprehension. Brain and Language, 3, 133-152.
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2011).  M. Tomasello (2010): Origins of Human Cognition. Discourse and Dialogue, 1, 166-170. (book review)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2009). Parafoveal vs. foveal N400s dissociate spreading activation from contextual fit. NeuroReport, 20, 1613-1618.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. & Schlesewsky, M. (2008). Subjekt-Objekt- Ambiguitäten im Deutschen: Eine Eyetracking-Studie. In: P. Khader, K. Jost, H. Lachnit, & F. Rösler (Eds.), Beiträge zur 50. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen 3. bis 5. März 2008 in Marburg. Lengerich [u.a.]: Pabst.

 

Theses

  • Kretzschmar, F. (2010). The electrophysiological reality of parafoveal processing: On the validity of language-related ERPs in natural reading. PhD Thesis. University of Marburg.
Available here: http://archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de/diss/z2011/0602/

 

Conference presentations and invited talks

Oral presentations

  • Kretzschmar, F., Mayer, E., & Staub, A. (2019). The time-course and source of lexical predictability effects in reading. (Invited symposium presentation. European Conference on Eye Movements, Alicante, Spain)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2019). Who did what to whom? A multi-method approach to role prominence. (CRC Workshop, University of Potsdam, Germany)
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Primus, B. (2019). Agent prominence and discourse prominence – Empirical investigations of Do-clefts in German. (IDS Mannheim, Germany)
  • Primus, B. & Kretzschmar, F. (2019). Lexikonprojektion und Konstruktion. Experimentelle Studien zu Argumentalternationen im Deutschen. (Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society, Bremen, Germany) 
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2018). Agentivity, animacy and the multi-method challenge. (Psycholinguistics workshop, UMass Amherst, USA)
  • Brilmayer, I., Kretzschmar, F., Primus, B., & Schlesewsky, M. (2018). Perspektivenwechsel in narrativen Texten: der Effekt von Figur und Person auf die neuronale Verarbeitung von Pronomen. [Change of perspective in narratives: On the influence of narrative character and linguistic person on the neuronal processing of pronouns] (Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society, Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M., & Primus, B. (2018). What is a sentient agent? (Linguistic Evidence 2018, Tübingen, Germany)
  • Brocher, A., Kretzschmar, F., & Schumacher, Petra B. (2017) Discourse expectations and updating independently and additively affect pupil size in the processing of reference transfer. (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Lancaster, UK)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2017). Agentivität und Animatheit aus Sprachverarbeitungsperspektive. (GLKT2 Workshop, University of Cologne, Germany)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Luell, S., Alday, P., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2016). Actor prototypicality in the comprehension of intransitive clauses in German. (Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society, Konstanz, Germany)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Lüll, S., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2015). Animacy-based predictions show delayed effects in non-competitive environments. (European Conference on Eye Movements, Vienna, Austria)
  • Kyriaki, L., Lüll, S., Alday, P., Schlesewsky, M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Kretzschmar, F. (2015). Receptive windows in eye movements and event-related potentials dissociate different levels of prediction in reading. (5th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2014). Ist "digitales Lesen" wirklich so schlecht wie sein Ruf? Eine empirisch-experimentelle Perspektive. (Bundesakademie für kulturelle Bildung, Wolfenbüttel, Germany)
  • Staub, A., Kretzschmar, F., & Schlesewsky, M. (2014). Co-registration of eye movements and EEG demonstrates dissociation of predictability and frequency effects in reading. (Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Pleimling, D. (2013). Lesen im digitalen Zeitalter – Lesen wir auf E-Readern wirklich schlechter als im gedruckten Buch? (Jour Fixe der Internationalen Gutenberg-Gesellschaft in Mainz e.V., Mainz, Germany)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2012). On the validity of language-related ERPs in natural reading. Are the eyes still faster than the brain? (Department of Psychology, UMass Amherst, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2012). The Do’s and Don’ts in concurrent EEG-eyetracking measures. (Department of Psychology, UMass Amherst, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2012). Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst. Elektrophysiologische Studien zur Sprachverarbeitung in unterschiedlichen Modalitäten. (Institute of German Language and Literature; University of Cologne)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2011). Language processing in naturalistic settings: Testing natural reading in EEG experiments. (Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück)
  • Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Kretzschmar, F., & Schlesewsky, M. (2010). „Mind the gap!“ On the interdependence between eye movements and neurophysiological responses dring real time language comprehension. (23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2009). Natural reading is different, after all: Evidence from concurrent ERP and eye-tracking measures. (Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2007). Subject-Object Ambiguities in German. (Workshop Case, Word Order and Prominence in Argument Structure, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
  • Kretzschmar, F. (2007). Subject-Object Ambiguities in German: What eye movements can tell us about the influence of prominece hierarchies in sentence processing. (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)

 

Poster presentations

  • Jarosch, J., Schlesewsky, M., Füssel, S., & Kretzschmar, F. (2019). Font matters: efficient adaptation to monospaced vs. proportional fonts is accompanied by effect-size differences for word frequency and predictability. (European Conference on Eye Movements, Alicante, Spain)
  • Blohm, S., Kretzschmar, F., & Schlesewsky, M. (2018). Dynamic prominence in the processing of complex sentences: Evidence from EEG and Eye Movements. (2nd International Conference Prominence in Language, Cologne)
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Brocher, A. (2018). Combined ERP-pupillometry measures differentially reveal effects of facilitation and effort in the comprehension of meaning shift. (31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, Davis, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M., & Primus, B. (2018). The prominence of sentience. (2nd International Conference Prominence in Language, Cologne)
  • Kyriaki, L., Luell, S., Zou, L., Alday, P.M., Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2018). (Australian Eye-Tracking Conferen ce 2018, Sydney, Australien)
  • Alday, P.M. & Kretzschmar, F. (2017). On the relationship between eye movements and the N400 in sentence processing: A unifying statistical approach. (ICON, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Graf, T., Philipp, M., Kretzschmar, F. & Primus, B. (2017). The interaction of event structure and agentivity. An event-related potentials study on German intransitive motion verbs. (Workshop on Event Representations in Brain, Language and Development, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Jarosch, J., Schlesewsky, M., Fuessel, S. & Kretzschmar, F. (2017). Taking typography to experimental testing: On the influence of serifs, fonts and justification on eye movements in text reading. (European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Jarosch, J., Schlesewsky, M., Fuessel, S. & Kretzschmar, F. (2017). Typography and individual experience in digital reading: Do readers' eye movements adapt to poor justification? (European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Alday, P.M. (2017). On the relationship between eye movements and the N400 in predictive actor processing: A unifying statistical approach. (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Lancaster, UK)
  • Kretzschmar, F. & Alday, P.M. (2017). The two sides of prediction error in reading: On the relationship between eye movements and the N400 in sentence processing. (European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Weiss, A.F., Kretzschmar, F., Nagels, A., Schlesewsky, M., Bornkessel-Schlesewksy, I., & Tune, S. (2017). When readers pay attention to the left: A concurrent eyetracking-fMRI investigation on the neuronal correlates of regressive eye movements during reading. (European conference on eye movements, Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Alday, P.M., Kretzschmar, F., Luell, S., Kyriaki, L., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel- Schlesewsky, I. (2016). The eyes have it: cross-method and cross-linguistic patterns. (Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK)
  • Blohm, S., Kretzschmar, F., & Schlesewsky, M. (2016). Good, bad...or both: Animacy and the processing of complex sentences. (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Bilbao, Spain)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Brilmayer, I., Alday, P.M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2016). Individual differences in sentence processing based on handedness and family sinistrality in left- and right-handers. (Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK)
  • Weiss, A.F., Kretzschmar, F., Nagels, A., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2016). What does it mean to regress? Neuronal correlates of regressive eye movements during reading. (Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK)
  • Friederich, L., Alday, P., Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2016). Objective measures for "typing yourself healthy": the role of linguistic complexity and use of emotion words in recovery from mental health conditions. (Symposium on Language and Health Online: Typing Yourself Healthy, Basel, Switzerland)
  • Lüll, S., Kretzschmar, F., Alday, P., Seyfried, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2015). Motion-based cues for animacy do not trump actor prototypicality in language comprehension. (Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M., & Staub, M. (2014). Word frequency in context shows differential effects on eye fixations and fixation-related potentials. (Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M., & Staub, M. (2014). Word frequency in context shows differential effects on eye fixations and fixation-related potentials. (20th AMLaP Conference, Edinburgh, UK)
  • Sassenhagen, J., Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2014). Predictions versus Expectations: Single-item prediction by the pMFC. (Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Schlesewsky, M., Philipp, M., Kretzschmar, F., Grewe, T., Schumacher, P., Gumpert, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2014). Two sides of the predictive coin: age-related P300 vs. N400 dissociations in language processing differentiate prediction fulfilment from internal model updating. (International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Weiß, F., Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Staub, A. (2014). The influence of lexical association on syntactic reanalysis: Eye movement evidence. (20th AMLaP Conference, Edinburgh, UK)
  • Sassenhagen, J., Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2012). ICA of multi-model EEG data reveals shared neural mechanisms for the interpretation of linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli. (Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Sebastian, Spain)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2010). Revisiting the relationship between the P600 and the P300: On the role of decision-making in language comprehension. (Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Philipp, M., & Schlesewsky, M. (2009). Animacy interference in the comprehension of complex sentences in Mandarin Chinese. (22th Annual CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing, Davis, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M., Hung, Y., & Schumacher, P. (2009). The spatial dissociation in the resolution of NP anaphors in Mandarin Chinese. (22th Annual CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing, Davis, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2009). Parafoveal-on-foveal effects in reading: What can concurrent ERP and eye-tracking measures reveal? (15th European Conference on Eye Movements, Southampton, UK)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2009). Natural reading is different, after all: Evidence from concurrent ERP and eye-tracking measures. (Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago, USA)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2008). Subjekt-Objekt-Ambiguitäten im Deutschen: Eine Eyetracking-Studie. (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (Teap), Marburg, Germany)
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2008). Word-Order Ambiguities in German: Evidence for interactive prominence hierarchies. (21th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing; Chapel Hill, USA)

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