Mag. Theresa Matzinger, BSc. MSc.
T: +43-1-4277-42494

Consultation hours: Dienstag 17:30-18:30

Summer term 2019
122042 PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 - Phonetics and phonology
Winter term 2018
122042 PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 - Phonetics and phonology

Research interests

Language sciences
Language evolution
Language change
Phonetics, phonology and prosody
Psycholinguistics
Historical linguistics
Cognitive science & behavioural sciences
Animal cognition & communication

CV

2017- : PhD candidate, Department of English & Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna. Fellow of the Vienna Doctoral School 'Cognition, Behaviour and Neuroscience'. Supervisors: Prof. Nikolaus Ritt, Prof. W. Tecumseh Fitch.
2016- : University Assistant (prae-doc), Department of English, University of Vienna.
2014- : AHS (high school) teacher for English and Biology
2015-2016: Studies of English Language and Linguistics, University of Vienna.
2011-2015: MSc in Behaviour, Neurobiology and Cognition, University of Vienna.
2008-2014: Mag. rer. nat. in Biology and English (Lehramt), University of Vienna.
2008-2011: BSc in Biology (Microbiology and Genetics), University of Vienna.

Publications

Matzinger T, Ritt N & Fitch WT. Non-native speaker pause patterns closely correspond to those of native speakers at different speech rates (submitted)

Baumann A, Kazmierski K, Matzinger T. Scaling laws for phonotactic complexity in spoken language data (submitted)

Matzinger T, Auersperg AMI & Bugnyar T: Problem-solving and tool-use in Common Ravens (C. corax) and Carrion Crows (C. corone) (in prep)

Sima MJ, Matzinger T, Bugnyar T & Pika S. 2018. Reconciliation and third-party affiliation in carrion crows. Ethology 124, 33-44.

Matzinger, T. 2014. Teiche in der Landschaft – Bedeutung, Funktionen und Gefährdung. Schriftenreihe des Bundesamtes für Wasserwirtschaft, Band 36. http://www.baw.at/images/pdf/oeko/downloads/teiche_landschaft_ebook.pdf

Conference contributions

Protolang 2019: Lisbon, PT, September 9-13, 2019. Schwarz M, Matzinger T, Ritt N. Testing shared language as a source of trust in an investment game. Joint presentation with Schwarz M.

SLE 2019: 52th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea; Leipzig, D, August 21-24, 2019. Matzinger T, Ritt N. Middle English Open Syllable Lengthening produced canonical word form shapes.

ICLC 2019: 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference: Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Cognitive Linguistics; Nishinomiya, JP, August 6-11, 2019. Matzinger T, Schwarz M, Ritt N, Fitch WT. The effects of prosodic cues on word segmentation in an artificial language learning task.

ICLC 2019: 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference: Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Cognitive Linguistics; Nishinomiya, JP, August 6-11, 2019. Matzinger T, Baumann A, Kazmierski K. Phonotactics is less affected by statistical scaling laws than the lexicon.

PLM 2018: 48th Poznan Linguistic Meeting; Poznan, PL, September 13-15, 2018. Matzinger T, Ritt N, Fitch WT. Characteristics of pauses in L2 speech in different speech tempi.

SLE 2018: 51th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea; Tallinn, EE, August 29-September 1, 2018. Matzinger T, Ritt N, Fitch WT. The effects of final lengthening and pauses on word segmentation in artificial language learning.

ICL 2018: 20th international congress of linguists; Capetown, ZA, July 2-6, 2018. Baumann A, Matzinger T. Ecological and linguistic correlates of the dynamics of phonotactic diversity: a diachronic case study. Joint presentation with Baumann A.

EVOLANG 2018: 12th international conference on language evolution; Torun, PL, April 16-19, 2018. Baumann A, Matzinger T, Ritt N. Linguistic and non-linguistic correlates in the evolution of phonotactic diversity. Joint presentation with Baumann A.

ESHP 2017: Third Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology; Edinburgh, UK, November 30-December 1, 2017. Matzinger T, Ritt N. Middle English Open Syllable Lengthening and statistical (mor-)phonotactics.

SLE 2017: 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europeae; Zurich, CH, September 10-13, 2017. Matzinger T, Ritt N. /l/-darkening in Austrian learner English.

Annual Meeting of the Ethological Society 2017: From Sensory Perception to Behaviour; Bonn, D, February 22-24, 2017. Matzinger T, Aust U. Visual discrimination of natural and artificial stimuli in pigeons (Columba livia).

ASAB Summer Conference 2015: Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Summer Conference; Lincoln, UK, August 26-27, 2015. Matzinger T, Auersperg AMI, Von Bayern AMP & Bugnyar T. Problem-solving and tool-use in Common Ravens (C. corax) and Carrion Crows (C. corone).

ECBB 2014: European Conference of Behavioural Biology; Prague, CZ, July 17-20, 2014. Matzinger T, Auersperg AMI, Von Bayern AMP & Bugnyar T. Problem-solving, tool-use and insight in Common Ravens (C. corax) and Carrion Crows (C. corone).

Summer school participations

Birmingham Statistics for Linguists Summer School 2019; Birmingham, UK, June 17-21, 2019.

Perspectives in Neuroaestehtics 2018; London, UK, September 24-28, 2018.

Statistical Design for Small Sample Sizes 2018; Vienna, A, August 27-31, 2018.

IK 2017: Interdisciplinary College in Cognitive Science - Creativity and Intelligence in Brains and Machines; Günne, D, March 10-17.

Awards, scholarships and grants

2019: Science Communication Grant of the Vienna Business Agency for designing and presenting an exhibit at the Vienna Science Festival 2020
2019: SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea) award for the best presentation by a PhD student at the 52th Annual Meeting of the SLE
2017: Conference Travel Grant of the Ethological Society
2012, 2014: ASAB Conference Travel Grants
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (2x), 2014, 2017: Academic excellence scholarship (Leistungsstipendium), University of Vienna.

Teaching

AR Research methods in linguistics (statistics sessions): WS 2018/19, SS 2019; University of Vienna.
FS Research Seminar – Experimental Approaches to Language Change: SS 2018; University of Vienna.
PS Proseminar Linguistics 1 - Phonetics and Phonology: WS 2017/18, SS 2018, WS 2018/19, SS 2019; University of Vienna.

Testing shared language as a source of trust in an investment game

Magdalena Schwarz (Speaker), Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Nikolaus Ritt (Contributor)
13 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Middle English Open Syllable Lengthening produced canonical word form shapes

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Nikolaus Ritt (Contributor)
2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Phonotactics is less affected by statistical scaling laws than the lexicon

Andreas Baumann (Contributor), Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Kamil Kazmierski (Contributor)
2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The effects of prosodic cues on word segmentation in an artificial language learning task

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Magdalena Schwarz (Contributor), Nikolaus Ritt (Contributor), William Tecumseh Sherman Fitch (Contributor)
2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Characteristics of pauses in L2 speech in different speech tempi

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Nikolaus Ritt (Contributor), William Tecumseh Sherman Fitch (Contributor)
13 Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The effects of final lengthening and pauses on word segmentation in artificial language learning

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Nikolaus Ritt (Contributor), William Tecumseh Sherman Fitch (Contributor)
1 Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Können Tiere Werkzeuge benutzen?

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker)
Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Ecological and linguistic correlates of the dynamics of phonotactic diversity: a diachronic case study

Andreas Baumann (Speaker), Theresa Matzinger (Speaker)
4 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Linguistic and non-linguistic correlates in the evolution of phonotactic diversity

Andreas Baumann (Speaker), Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Nikolaus Ritt (Speaker)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Von Aliensprache zur Muttersprache: wie Kinder unsere Sprache lernen

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker)
13 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Middle English Open Syllable Lengthening and statistical (mor-)phonotactics

Nikolaus Ritt (Speaker), Theresa Matzinger (Speaker)
1 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


/l/- darkening in Austrian learner English

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Nikolaus Ritt (Speaker)
12 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Visual discrimination of natural and artificial stimuli in pigeons (Columba livia)

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Ulrike Aust (Contributor)
22 Feb 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Technical Problem Solving and Tool Use in Ravens (Corvus corax) and Carrion Crows (Corvus corone)

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Alice Auersperg (Contributor), Auguste von Bayern (Contributor), Thomas Bugnyar (Contributor)
26 Aug 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Teiche in der Landschaft – Bedeutung, Funktionen und Gefährdung

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker)
27 Aug 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Teiche in der Landschaft – Bedeutung, Funktionen und Gefährdung

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker)
4 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Technical problem-solving, tool-use and insight in common ravens and carrion crows

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker), Alice Auersperg (Speaker), Auguste von Bayern (Speaker), Thomas Bugnyar (Contributor)
2014 → …

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Teiche in der Landschaft – Bedeutung, Funktionen und Gefährdung

Theresa Matzinger (Speaker)
13 Mar 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


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