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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

Sprechzeiten und Termine (office hours): Mittwoch, siehe Phil-Service 

Wichtige Hinweise: 

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Falls Sie ein Gespräch vor Ort (und nicht per Telefon) wünschen, kann der Termin auch in meinem Büro stattfinden (unter Einhaltung der entsprechenden Vorschriften). Ich werde mittwochs zu der angegebenen Sprechzeit im Büro sein (Philosophikum 2.118). 

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. (2019). An Experimental Investigation of Agent Prototypicality and Agent Prominence in German. In: A. Gattnar, R. Hörnig, M. Störzer & S. Featherston (Eds.). Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2018: Experimental Data Drives Linguistic Theory Tübingen: University of Tübingen https://publikationen.uni-tuebingen.de/xmlui/handle/10900/87132.
  • 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
  • Schlesewsky, M., Philipp, M., Kretzschmar, F., Grewe, T., Schumacher, P., Gumpert, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2015). Two sides of the predictive coin: age-related P300 vs. N400 dissociations in language processing differentiate prediction fulfilment from internal model updating. Conference Abstract: XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON-XII). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9, doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00369
  • 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.
  • 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. Poster presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane 27-31 July, Australia.
  • 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