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Dr Sonja Eisenbeiss

MA UoC, PhD HHU.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

email : seisenb1@uni-koeln.de
Homepage : http://uni-koln.academia.edu/SonjaEisenbeiss

External Address

Department of Linguistics
University of Cologne, Germany

Profile

I read philosophy, German language and literature, and general linguistics at the Universities of Cologne and Duesseldorf, where I also taught courses on language acquisition and processing. Before coming to Essex in 2003, I worked in several psycholinguistic research projects at the University of Duesseldorf and the MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.

My current research projects focus on (i) children's acquisition of case and possessive constructions and (ii) data collection methods in language acquisition and morphological processing research. I am particularly interested in developing language games and in applying experimental linguistic methods to under-researched languages and populations.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sonja_Eisenbeiss

Awards

  • University of Essex Excellence Award (2017), Eisenbeiss, S. Demonstration of "Green Language Games" at stalls of Neuland Community Garden at "Südstadfest" and "Tag des Guten Lebens", Cologne, Germany

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Pump Funding Grant, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2013) "Network on Vision and Language". Eisenbeiss, S., & Poesio, M.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Eisenbeiss, S. (2015). Syntax and language acquisition. In T. Kiss & A. Alexiadou (Eds.), Syntax - Theory and Analysis (Volume 3) (2nd ed., pp. 1792-1832). Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Dobel, C., Glanemann, R., Zwitserlood, P., & Eisenbeiss, S. (2011). Visual encoding of Coherent and Non-Coherent Scenes. In J. Bohnemeyer & E. Pederson (Eds.), Event Representation in Language and Cognition (pp. 189-215). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Eisenbeiss, S. (2011). Lexical Learning Hypothesis. In P. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (pp. 438). Cambridge, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Slobin, D. I., Bowerman, M., Brown, P., Eisenbeiss, S., & Narasimhan, B. (2011). Putting things in places: Developmental consequences of linguistic typology. In J. Bohnemeyer & E. Pederson (Ed.), Event Representation in Language and Cognition (pp. 134-165). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Periodicals

  • Montero-Melis, G., Eisenbeiss, S., Narasimhan, B., Ibarretxe-Antuñano, I., ..., & Bohnemeyer, J. (2017). Satellite-vs. verb-framing underpredicts nonverbal motion categorization: Insights from a large language sample and simulations. Cognitive Semantics, 3(1), 36-61. doi:10.1163/23526416-00301002
  • Kgolo, N., & Eisenbeiss, S. (2015). The role of morphological structure in the processing of complex forms: Evidence from Setswana deverbative nouns. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(9), 1116-1133.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Pareek, B., Kidwai, A., & Eisenbeiss, S. (2016). Verb Agreement in Hindi and its Acquisition. Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages. In 1 (Ed.), (pp. 196-215). : .

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Eisenbeiss, S., Kgolo, N.N., & Otlogetswe, T.J. (2017, March). Psycholinguistic studies and the creation of corpora for under-researched languages. Colloquium at the University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Eisenbeiss, S., Saikia, P., Pareek, B., & Kidwai, A. (2017, February). The acquisition of case and agreement in Indian languages. Colloquium at the Newcastle University, UK.
  • Eisenbeiss, S., Saikia, P., Pareek, B., & Kidwai, A. (2017, February). Studies on the acquisition of grammatical markings in Indian languages. Colloquium at the ZAS, Berlin, Germany.
  • Eisenbeiss, S., Saikia, P., Pareek, B., & Kidwai, A. (2017, January). Studying child language in India. Colloquium at the University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
  • Eisenbeiss, S., Saikia, P., Pareek, B., & Kidwai, A. (2016, November). Acquiring case and agreement in Indian languages. Colloquium at the University of Cologne, Köln, Germany.
  • Eisenbeiss, S., Saikia, P., Pareek, B., & Kidwai, A. (2016, November). Children's acquisition of case and agreement in Indian Languages. Colloquium at the University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway.
  • Eisenbeiss, S. (2016, May). Taking experimental linguistics to the field - challenges, methods and resources. Colloquium at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
  • Eisenbeiss, S., Kidwai, A., & Pareek, B. (2015, April). Verb agreement in Hindi and its acquisition. Paper presented at the The Fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, USA.
  • Eisenbeiss, S (2014, September). Extending experimental linguistics to under-researched languages and populations: The principle of justice and new ethical challenges. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual National Convention on Ethics in Research on Human Subjects: Evolving Norms and Guidelines for the Indian Context, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
  • Eisenbeiss, S., Schmid, S., Fickel, J., Henson, A., & Sonnenstuhl, I. (2013, October). Acquiring German and English word order constraints in adnominal possessive constructions. Paper presented at the Quantitative Approaches in Corpus Linguistics and Psycholinguistics: Word Order and Constituent Order Research Day, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, France.
  • Kgolo, N. & Eisenbeiss, S. (2013, August). Morphological structure and the processing of complex words: A case of Setswana deverbative nouns. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of Great Britain, University of London, UK.
  • Kgolo, N. & Eisenbeiss, S. (2013, June). The mental representation of Setswana derived nouns: An experimental investigation of class 1 and 9 nominalisations. Paper presented at the The 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, France.
  • Kgolo, N. & Eisenbeiss, S. (2013, June). Form and meaning in complex derived nouns: A masked-priming investigation of Setswana. Paper presented at the 8th International Morphological Processing Conference, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Eisenbeiss, S. (2013, May). On the acquisition of possessives in English and other languages. Paper presented at the 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, University of Iceland, Iceland.
  • Kgolo, N. & Eisenbeiss, S. & Kula, N. (2012, September). Morphological structure and the processing of complex words: A case of Setswana deverbative nouns. Paper presented at the Architectures and Mechanism for Language Processing Conference, University of Trento, Italy.

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