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Dr. Markus Philipp

Institute for German Language and Literature I
Linguistics

Room (Philosophikum): 2.118
Phone: +49 (0)221 470-5236
Email: markus.philipp(at)uni-koeln.de

Sprechzeit (office hours): Dienstag (tuesday), 14:00-15.30 Uhr
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Academic Career

  • since 2011
    Academic Councilor (Akademischer Rat), permanent
    Department of Language and Literature I, University of Cologne2003-2004
  • 2010
    Dr. phil. German Linguistcs - specialization on neurolinguistics
    Department of German Linguistics
    Philipps-University Marburg
  • 2009-2011
    Research assistant
    Department of German Linguistics, Philipps-University Marburg
  • 2008-2010
    Research assistant, doctoral student
    Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
  • 2005-2008
    Research assistant, doctoral student
    Department of German Linguistics, Philipps-University Marburg
  • 2003
    Research assistant
    Department of German Linguistics and Language History, Technical University Dresden
  • 2003
    M.A. German Linguistics
    Department of German Linguistics and Language History Technical University Dresde

Publications

Dissertation:

  • Philipp, M. (2010). Neurophysiologische Korrelate auditiver Sprachverarbeitung im Mandarin-Chinesischen: Zum Einfluss von Animatheit, Coverben und Verbtypen auf transitive Argument-Relationen. Dissertation, Philipps–University Marburg. (http://archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de/diss/z2010/0760/)

Articles (peer reviewed):

  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M., & Primus, B. (accepted pending revision). Experimental evidence for agent prominence in German.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M., & Primus, B. (2018). What is a sentient agent? Pre-Proceedings of the International Conference of Linguistic Evidence 2018, Tübingen, 47-49.
  • Graf, T., Philipp, M., Xu, X., Primus, B. (2017). The interaction between telicity and agentivity: Experimental evidence from intransitive verbs in German and Chinese. Lingua, 200, 84-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2017.08.006
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01806
  • 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. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00217
  • Wang, L., Schlesewsky, M., Philipp, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2012). The role of animacy in online argument interpretation in Mandarin Chinese. In de Swart, P., & Lamers, M. (eds.). Case, word order, and prominence. Psycholinguistic and theoretical approaches to argument structure. Berlin, Springer, 91 – 120.
  • 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 117(3), 133-52.
  • Philipp, M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Bisang, W., & Schlesewsky, M. (2008). The role of animacy in the real time comprehension of Mandarin Chinese: Evidence from auditory event-related brain potentials. Brain and Language 105, 112-133.

Conference Articles / Talks / Poster:

  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M.  & Primus, B. (2018). Prototype vs. prominence: Experimental studies on the decomposition of agentivity. Talk presented at the international conference "Cognitive Structures 2018", September 12-14, 2018, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M.  & Primus, B. (2018). The prominence of sentience. Poster presented at the international conference "Prominence in Language", 11th - 13th July 2018,  University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Graf, T., Philipp, M.  & Primus, B. (2018). What is a sentient agent? Talk presented at the international workshop "Linguistic Evidence 2018 - Experimental data drives linguistic theory",  Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Graf, T., Philipp, M., Kretzschmar, F. & Primus, B. (2017). The interaction of event structure and agentivity. An event-related potential study on German intransitive motion verbs. Poster presented at the international workshop "Event Representations in Brain, Language & Development (EvRep)", MPI for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, October 27th - 28th, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Philipp, M., Graf, T. & Primus, B. (2017). Inference-based incremental processing of semantic roles and event structure: minimality vs. pragmatic enrichment. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the DFG-priority program XPrag.de: New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (SPP 1727), Sep. 18th – 19th, Cologne, Germany.
  • Philipp, M., Graf, T. & Primus, B. (2016). Agentivity Inferences and Verbal Aspect in German. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the DFG-priority program XPrag.de: New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (SPP 1727), June 20th – 21th, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Graf, T., Philipp, M. & Primus, B. (2016). Agentivity in Impersonal Passives. Talk presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), February 24th - 26th, Konstanz, Germany.
  • Philipp, M. & Primus, B. (2015). Prominence in argument structure: Agentivity dimensions in impersonal passives. Talk presented at the Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS) Lecture Series, November 30th, University of Cologne, Germany. 
  • Graf, T., Philipp, M. & Primus, B. (2015). Animacy, Agentivity and Verbal Aspect: An Experimental Case Study of the German Progressive with Position Verbs. Talk presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2015), September 2nd - 5th, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Philipp, M., Primus, B. & Graf, T. (2015). AATIC - Contextually driven agent demotion in impersonal passives and agentivity in German. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the DFG-priority program XPrag.de: New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (SPP 1727), June 26th – 27th, Goettingen, Germany.
  • Philipp, M., Primus, B. & Graf, T. (2014). AATIC - Agentivity, Animacy and Telicity: Pragmatic Inferences in Intransitive Clauses. Talk presented at the kickoff meeting of the DFG-priority program XPrag.de: New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (SPP 1727), July 21st - 25th, Berlin, Germany.
  • Philipp, M., Primus, B. & Graf, T. (2014). AATIC - Agentivity, Animacy and Telicity: Pragmatic Inferences in Intransitive Clauses. Poster presented at the kickoff meeting of the DFG-priority program XPrag.de: New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (SPP 1727), July 21st - 25th, Berlin, Germany.
  • Primus, B. & Philipp, M. (2014). Agentivity, Animacy, and Telicity: Event Interpretation in Intransitive Clauses. Talk presented at the 11th International Conference on Actionality, Tense, Aspect, Modality/Evidentiality (Chronos 11), June 16th - 18th, Pisa, Italy.
  • Philipp, M. (2011). (to) „be“ or not (to) „be“: ERP-Correlates of Auxiliary Selection in German and the Role of Social Cognition. Talk at the Nijmegen's Optimal Communication Colloquium, 12. October, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Philipp, M., & Schlesewsky, M. (2009). Animacy interference in the comprehension of complex sentences in Mandarin Chinese. Poster at the 22th Annual CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing, Davis, California, 26.–28.03.2009.
  • Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Philipp, M., & Schlesewsky, M. (2008).  Word-Order Ambiguities in German: Evidence for interactive prominence hierarchies. Poster at the 21th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Chapel Hill, 13.-15.03.2008.
  • Roehm, D., Ramasamy, M., Philipp, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2008). Comparing ERP effects across languages: A frequency-based analysis. Poster at Extended Scientific Advisory Board MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, 16.01.2008.
  • Philipp, M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I, Bisang, W., & Schlesewsky, M. (2007). The role of animacy in the processing of verb-final sentences in Chinese: An auditory ERP study of ba- and bei-constructions. Poster at the 20th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, San Diego, California, 29.-31.03.2007.
  • Wang, L., Philipp, M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Schlesewsky, M. (2007). The role of animacy in the processing of verb-final constructions in Chinese. Poster at the workshop on Case, Word Order and Prominence in Argument Structure, Nijmegen, 05.11.2007.

Conference / workshop organization

  • 2016
    Workshop within the DGfS 2016 - Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society: Agentivity and event structure: theoretical and experimental approaches (AG 3). Organized in collaboration with Beatrice Primus. Konstanz, Germany, 2/24/2016 - 2/26/2016. (https://www.dgfs2016.uni-konstanz.de/arbeitsgruppen/arbeitsgruppe-3/)
  • 2012
    Language, Music and Cognition: Psychological and neurocognitive modelling of action, perception, processing and learning. Organized in collaboration with Beatrice Primus & Uwe Seifert, University of Cologne, 27th - 29th September 2012. (http://lmc.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/13669.html)

Reviewer activities

  • Brain and Language
  • Brain Research
  • Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
  • Language, Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Lingua
  • Trends in Linguistics (De Gruyter Mouton)

Research Interests

  • Neurolinguistics
  • Event-related brain potential technique
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Eyetracking technique
  • Language processing
  • Syntax-semantics interface
  • Experimental pragmatics
  • Semantic and pragmatic processing of language
  • Typology of language

Teaching

  • Introduction to German linguistics
  • Introduction to psycho- and neurolinguistics
  • Advanced courses of psycho- and neurolinguistics
  • Empirical linguistics
  • Psycho- and neurolinguistic research methods
  • Statistics