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Caterina Ventura

Department of German language and literature I
SFB 1252 Prominence in Language

Office: Luxemburger Str. 299, 3.10
Phone: +49 (0)221 470-89914



  • since June 2017 PhD student in a.r.t.e.s. Integrated Track (Class 8)
  • since April 2017 scientific associate of the Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I (Team Prof. Dr. Petra B. Schuhmacher) of the University of Cologne. Employed in Project A01 - Intonation and Attention Orienting: Neurophysiological and behavioural correlates in the SFB 1252 Prominence in Language.
  • from 10/2014 to 03/2017 MA in Italian studies and linguistics at the University of Bologna.
  • form 09/2011 to 11/2014 BA in Italian literature and linguistics at the University of Bologna.

Research interests

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Prosody and neurocognitive language processing


  • Task determines differential prosodic marking of focus in Italian (Postervortrag with Petra B. Schumacher, Martine Grice and Michelina Savino), “Second International Conference Prominence in Language”, Universität zu Köln, 11.-13. Juli 2018.