Dr. Lisa Friederich, M.A.

Education

2012
BA in Linguistics, University of Frankfurt

2014
MA in Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
MA thesis Die Relation zwischen sprachlicher Komplexität und Veränderungen des mentalen Zustands im Rahmen eines internetbasierten Nachsorgeprogramms: Eine explorative Studie.

as of 2014
Predoctoral Research and Teaching Assistant, Neurolinguistics Lab, Department of English and Linguistics, University of Mainz

2019
PhD (Dr. phil.) in Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Dissertation Sprachliche Komplexität zwischen kognitiven Veränderungen, Individualität und Prädiktion

as of 2019
Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Assistant, Neurolinguistics Lab, Department of English and Linguistics, University of Mainz

Research Interests

  • Linguistic complexity
  • Linguistic complexity measures (especially Idea Density)
  • Neuronal correlates and neurobiology of language production
  • Individual factors in language production (e.g. individual alpha frequency (IAF))
  • Psychological and psychiatric disorders

Teaching

  • Introduction to Psycholinguistics (BA)
  • Neurocognitive and time-sensitive research methods in Linguistics (MA)
  • Experimental Internship (MA)
  • Empirical research methods (MA; concept of Svenja Völkel und Franziska Kretzschmar)
  • Linguistic Complexity (MA)

Publications

2019
Friederich, L. (2019). Sprachliche Komplexität zwischen kognitiven Veränderungen, Individualität und Prädiktion (Dissertation). Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz.

(in press)
Nagels, A., Lüll, S., Friederich, L., Straube, B., Grosvald, M. & Hansen-Schirra, S. (in press). The neural basis of idea density during natural spoken language. In O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (Hrsg.), Frontiers and Advances in Positive Learning in the Age of InformaTiOn (PLATO). Wiesbaden: Springer.

(in prep.)
Friederich, L., Kircher, T. & Nagels, A. (in prep.). Idea density in patients with schizophrenia or depression: a natural spoken language approach.

Presentations

2014
Presentation at the Linguistic Colloquium, 2nd June, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz about ‘Die Relation zwischen sprachlicher Komplexität und Veränderungen des mentalen Zustands im Rahmen eines internetbasierten Nachsorgeprogramms: Eine explorative Studie’

2016
Poster Presentation at the Symposium „Language and Health Online“, from 15th to 16th April at the University of Basel about ‘Objective measures for “typing yourself healthy”: the role of linguistic complexity and use of emotion words in recovery from mental health conditions’ (co-authors: Alday, P., Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. & Schlesewsky, M.)