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Dominik Freunberger

Postdoktor

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Works at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
Email dominik.freunberger@biling.su.se
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 D
Postal address Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism in a project that investigates the roles of the procedural and declarative memory systems in near-native grammatical acquisition and processing. In a series of experiments, we will combine several methods, such as electrical brain stimulation, electroencephalography/event-related potentials (EEG/ERPs) and behavioural measures (grammaticality judgments and corresponding reaction times) to (re-) examine a hypothesis on brain maturation and (second) language learning.

In March 2017 I completed my PhD in Linguistics (with a thesis titled Producing Future: Neurocognitive Correlates of Linguistic Prediction in Sentence Comprehension) at the Centre for Cognititive Neuroscience and the Department of Linguistics at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria, under the supervision of Dietmar Roehm and Hubert Haider.

From January 2017 to August 2018 I was employed as a researcher at the BIFIE, developing a language assesment tool for primary school students.

 

Publications

  1. Freunberger, D. & Breit, S. (accepted). Erwerb lexikalischer Kompetenzen von Kindern der Grundstufe I  (The acquisition of lexical competence in primary school students).
  2. Grammel, E. & Freunberger, D. (2018). Handbuch USB PluS – Anregungen zur sprachlichen Bildung und Förderung. BIFIE (Hrsg.): Salzburg.
  3. Freunberger, D. (2018). Referenzprofile des Instruments USB PluS. BIFIE (Hrsg.): Salzburg.
  4. Freunberger, D. (2017). USB-PluS-Vorkurs: Linguistische Grundlagen. BIFIE (Hrsg.): Salzburg.
  5. Freunberger, D. & Mösenbichler, C., unter Mitarbeit von Grammel, E. (2017). Benutzerhandbuch USB-PluS-Tool für Schulleiter/innen. BIFIE (Hrsg.): Salzburg.
  6. Freunberger, D. & Mösenbichler, C., unter Mitarbeit von Grammel, E. (2017). Benutzerhandbuch USB-PluS-Tool. BIFIE (Hrsg.): Salzburg.
  7. Grammel, E. & Freunberger, D. (auf Basis von Grammel, E. & Zauner, M.) unter Mitarbeit von Mösenbichler, C. (2017). Handbuch USB PluS. BIFIE (Hrsg.): Salzburg.
  8. Freunberger, D. (2017). Producing Future: Neurocognitive Correlates of Linguistic Prediction in Sentence Comprehension. PhD Thesis. University of Salzburg.
  9. Freunberger, D., & Roehm, D. (2017). The costs of being certain: Brain potential evidence for linguistic pre-activation in sentence processing. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12848
  10. Freunberger, D. (2017). Wie Wörter Wellen werden. Die Untersuchung von Sprachverarbeitung mittels EEG. (How words become waves: The investigation of language with EEG). In: Konopka, Marek / Wöllstein, Angelika (Hrsg.): Grammatische Variation Empirische Zugänge und theoretische Modellierung. Jahrbuch des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache 2016. XVI/356 S. - Berlin / Boston: de Gruyter.
  11. Freunberger, D., & Nieuwland, M. S. (2016). Incremental comprehension of spoken quantifier sentences: Evidence from brain potentials. Brain Research, 1646, 475–481. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.06.035
  12. Freunberger, D., & Roehm, D. (2016). Semantic prediction in language comprehension: Evidence from brain potentials. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1205202
  13. Kulakova, E., Freunberger, D., & Roehm, D. (2014). Marking the Counterfactual: ERP evidence for pragmatic processing of German subjunctives. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 548, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00548

 

Invited Talks

  1. Freunberger, D. (2016). Wie Wörter Wellen werden. (How words become waves). Talk presented at the “52. Jahrestagung des Instituts für deutsche Sprache”, Congress Center Rosengarten Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, March 9th, 2016.
  2. Freunberger, D. (2014). Wenn Vampire kein Blut mehr trinken und Schlangen gerne Karotten fressen. Die psycholinguistische Untersuchung von Sprachverarbeitung am Beispiel eines ERP-Experimentes. (The psycholinguistic examination of language processing with ERPs). Talk presented at the faculty-wide lecture “SALiS Talks”, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, January 15th, 2014.
  3. Freunberger, D. (2013). Das mehrsprachige Hirn im EEG (The multilingual brain in the EEG). Talk presented at the faculty-wide lecture “An Invitation To Linguistics”, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, May 22nd, 2013.

 

Posters, Talks, & Workshops

  1. Freunberger, D. & Breit, S. (2018). Parallelen und Unterschiede im Erwerb grammatischer und lexikalischer Kompetenzen in Deutsch bei L1- und L2-Lernerinnen und Lernern in der Grundstufe I. Talk presented at the "Grazer Grundschulkongress 2018", PH Steiermark, Graz, Austria. July 2nd – July 4th.
  2. Freunberger, D. & Roehm, D. (2016) Neurolinguistische Befunde der Sprachverarbeitung – Konsequenzen für das Sprachenlernen. Workshop presented at the “FOFO 2016 - Was weiß die Linguistik über Sprachenlernen - was braucht die Schule? Forschungsbasierte Tagung für Sprachlehrpersonen in Österreich", University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria. October 14th.
  3. Freunberger, D. & Roehm, D. (2015). Does a Prediction Benefit Outlast Grammatical Violations? A Double-Violation ERP Study. Poster presented at the “22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)”. San Francisco, United States. March 28th – March 31st.
  4. Freunberger, D. & Roehm, D. (2015). Revealing the Semantic Nature of Prediction in Language Comprehension. Poster presented at the “28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing”. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States. March 19th – March 21st.
  5. Freunberger, D. & Roehm, D. (2014). No Squirrel Likes Collecting Nuts. An ERP Study on Quantification, Prediction, and Cloze Probability. Poster presented at the “20th AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing) Conference”. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. September 3rd – September 6th.
  6. Freunberger, D. (2014). Does a Prediction Benefit Outlast Grammatical Violations? A Double-Violation ERP Study. Poster presented at the “20th AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing) Conference”. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. September 3rd – September 6th.
  7. Kulakova, E., Freunberger, D., & Roehm, D. (2014). Marking the counterfactual: ERP evidence for pragmatic processing of German subjunctives. Poster presented at the “20th AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing) Conference”. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. September 3rd – September 6th.
  8. Freunberger, D. & Roehm, D. (2014). No Squirrel Likes Collecting Nuts. An ERP Study on Quantification, Prediction, and Cloze Probability. Poster presented at the “6th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 27th – August 29th.
  9. Freunberger, D. (2014). Does a Prediction Benefit Outlast Grammatical Violations? A Double-Violation ERP Study. Poster presented at the “6th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 27th – August 29th.
  10. Kulakova, E., Freunberger, D., & Roehm, D. (2014). Marking the counterfactual: ERP evidence for pragmatic processing of German subjunctives. Poster presented at the “6th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 27th – August 29th.
  11. Roehm, D. & Freunberger, D. (2013). The role of prediction in L1/L2 sentence processing. Talk presented at the „44th Poznan Linguistics Meeting: PLM2013“, Poznan, Poland, August 29th – September 1st, 2013.
  12. Freunberger, D., Roehm, D., & Haider, H. (2013). Vampires like drinking soap. An ERP study on the influence of negative quantifiers on predictive processes in language comprehension. Talk presented at the “CECIL’S 3: Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students”, Piliscaba, Budapest, Hungary, August 22nd – August 23rd, 2013.
  13. Kulakova, E., & Freunberger, D. (2013). Counterfactual and hypothetical sentence processing: an ERP investigation of linguistic mood. Poster presented at the “21st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology: ESPP2013”, Department of Philosophy I, Faculty of Psychology, University of Grenada, Grenada, Spain, July 9th – July 12th, 2013.
  14. Freunberger, D., Roehm, D., & Haider, H. (2013). Rien Ne Va Plus. Sentence Closure ERP-Effects in Online Processing. Poster presented at the “11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics”, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, March 20th – March 23rd, 2013.
  15. Freunberger, D., & Roehm, D. (2012). Predicting the predictable: The effect of proficiency on lexical-semantic processing strategies in adult L2 learners. Talk presented at the “Psycholinguistics in Flanders 2012”, Berg en Dal, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 6th – June 7th, 2012.
  16. Freunberger, D., Haider, H., & Roehm, D. (2012). Predicting the predictable: The effect of proficiency on lexical-semantic processing strategies in adult L2 learners. Talk presented at the “10. Tagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Psychologie“ (10th conference of the Austrian Society for Psychology), Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, April 12th – April 14th, 2012.
  17. Roehm, D. & Freunberger, D. (2012). Predicting the predictable: The effect of proficiency on lexical-semantic processing strategies in adult L2 learners. Poster presented at the „25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing“, New York, New York, March 14th – March 16th, 2012.

 

Teaching

  1. 2017–2018 Several (16+) courses on language assessment with USB PluS across Austria.
  2. 2016 Winter - Lecture: “Psycho- and neurolinguistic foundations of L2+ acquisition”; for Bachelor and Master Students; University of Salzburg.
  3. 2016 Summer - Seminar: “Practical Psycholinguistics Course”; for Bachelor and Master Students; University of Salzburg, Department of Psycholinguistics.
  4. 2013 Winter - Seminar: “Experimental Linguistics: Praxis”; for Bachelor and Master Students; University of Salzburg, Department of Psycholinguistics.
  5. 2012 Winter - Seminar: “Experimental Methods in Psycholinguistics”; for Bachelor and Master Students; University of Salzburg, Department of Psycholinguistics.

 

Last updated: November 6, 2018

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