Dominic Schmitz

I'm a

About

I am a research assistant and PhD student of English Linguistics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, and part of the research unit "Spoken Morphology". My work focuses on the interaction of morphology, phonology and phonetics in production, perception and comprehension. Further information is available here.
I call myself a supporter of transparency and integrity of research; I co-signed an open letter to protect academic whistleblowers and post-publication peer review. My previous research mainly covered tonal alignment and compensatory vowel shortening. From 2017 to 2018 I also published more practical articles on IT in logopedics.

Dominic Schmitz

  • PhD project: Final S in English - The role of acoustic detail in morphological processing (working title)

Besides my PhD project, I am currently busy with

Education

PhD English Linguistics

Nov 2018 - Present

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Spoken Morphology: Phonetics and phonology of complex words | DFG Research Unit FOR 2373
PhD project: Final S in English: The role of acoustic detail in morphological processing

Master of Arts: Linguistics

Oct 2015 - Oct 2018

University of Cologne, Germany

Major fields of study: Laboratory Phonology, Prosody and Intonation; Second Language Acquisition
Thesis: Tonal Alignment and Segmental Composition in German

Bachelor of Arts: Linguistics

Oct 2011 - Sep 2015

University of Cologne, Germany

Major fields of study: Acoustic Phonetics, Prosody; Pre-modern and modern topics of Japanese history
Thesis: Tonal Alignment in German: Stability and Variability

Academic Exchange

Apr 2014 - Aug 2014

Sophia University Tokyo 上智大学, Tokyo, Japan

Japanese language
General and Japanese linguistics

Experience

Professional Experience

Research Assistant

Nov 2018 - Present

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

DFG Research Unit FOR 2373
Final S in English: The role of acoustic detail in morphological processing and learning

Teaching Assignments

2018 - 2020

University of Cologne, Germany

Department of Linguistics, initiated by the Student Council for Linguistics and Phonetics
Seminar "Applied Statistics" for Students of Linguistics, funded by Quality Improvement Funds

Visiting Researcher

May 2019

Psychology and Language Sciences @ University College London, England

Organisation, implementation and execution of a production experiment
Collaboration with international researchers

Student Assistant

Aug 2015 - Mar 2019

Deutscher Bundesverband für Logopädie e.V., Frechen, Germany

  • Project manager of evidenssst.org – Online platform for evidentiality based logopedics
  • Member of the department for IT and Internet
    Sep 2015 - Mar 2019
  • Member of the department for Further and Advanced Education
    Nov 2017 - Mar 2019
  • Member of the department for Finances and Membership Management
    Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Research Assistant

Apr 2017 - Sep 2017

University of Cologne, Germany

Department of English
Research Assistant to Professor Christiane M. Bongartz, SFB 1252; IT & web administration


Organisational Experience

Forensic Linguistics Short Course

3rd Edition: 16-20 Aug 2021
Xth Edition: Summer 2020 [cancelled due to Covid-19]
2nd Edition: 04-08 Aug 2019
1st Edition: 22-26 Jul 2018

International Summer School on Forensic Linguistics
Marketing, Website, Planning, Coordination, Participant Management

Karrieretag "Perspektiven für Linguistik"

3rd Edition: 19 Nov 2019
2nd Edition: 18 Jan 2019
1st Edition: 08 Nov 2017

Career Day "Perspectives for Linguistics" @ University of Cologne
Marketing, Website, Planning, Coordination

dbl-Kongress

47th Edition: 15-16 June 2018

Annual Conference on Logopedics @ dbl e.V.
Website, Coordination, Participant Management

Publications

  • All
  • Articles
  • Talks
  • Posters
  • Software

Schmitz, D., Baer-Henney, D., & Plag, I. (submitted). The duration of word-final /s/ differs across morphological categories in English: Evidence from pseudowords. Revision invited by Phonetica.

Schmitz, D., Engemann, M., & Plag, I. (2021). Are listeners sensitive to morpho-phonetic differences in English stems and word-final /s/? Poster presented at 17. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany. 29-30 September.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2021). Reconsidering pseudowords in morphological research. 5th American International Morphology Meeting (AIMM5). Ohio State University, OH, USA. 26-29 August.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., Baer-Henney, D., & Stein, S. D. (2021). Durational differences of word-final /s/ emerge from the lexicon: Modelling morpho-phonetic effects in pseudowords with linear discriminative learning. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.680889

Schmitz, D., & Esser, J. (2021). SfL: Statistics for Linguistics. R package version 0.2. URL: https://github.com/dosc91/SfL

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2021). Durational differences of word-final /s/ emerge from the lexicon: Evidence from pseudowords. Poster presented at 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE), Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. 21-23 June.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2021). The duration of word-final /s/ across morphological categories in English: Evidence from pseudowords. Interfaces of Phonetics. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany. 18-19 May.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2021). Modelling word-final /s/ duration in pseudowords with LDL. Internal Workshop FOR2373 "Spoken Morphology". Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 18-19 March.

Schmitz, D. (2021). LDLConvFunctions: Measure computation, extraction, and other handy stuff. R package version 1.2.0.1. URL: https://github.com/dosc91/LDLConvFunctions

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2020). Durational differences of homophonous suffixes emerge from the lexicon: Evidence from nonce words. Words in the World International Conference. 16-18 October.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2020). The duration of word-final /s/ across morphological categories in English: Evidence from pseudowords. 16. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Universität Trier, Germany. 10-11 September.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2020). Subphonemic differences between different types of /s/ in English: Evidence from pseudowords. UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Birmingham, England. 28-30 July.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2020). What causes subphonemic differences between different types of /s/ in English? Evidence from pseudowords. Poster presented at 17th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 6-8 July.

Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2020). How real are acoustic differences between different types of final /s/ in English? Evidence from pseudowords. 19th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, Austria. 6-8 February.

Schmitz, D., Cho, H.-E., & Niemann, H. (2018). Vowel shortening in German as a function of syllable structure. Proceedings of 13. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung. Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, 28-29 September, 2017. doi: dx.doi.org/10.18452/18805

Schmitz, D. (2018). Tonal Alignment and Segmental Composition in German. Poster presented at 1st Forensic Linguistics Short Course (FLsc), University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. 24 July.

Schmitz, D., Cho, H.-E, & Niemann, H. (2017). Vowel shortening in German as a function of syllable structure. 13. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. 28-29 September.

Schmitz, D. and Cho, H.-E. (2017). Vowel shortening in German as a function of syllable structure. Phonetik Forschungskolloquium, University of Cologne, Germany. April 24.

Teaching

Psycholinguistics

Audience: Bachelor Students

@ Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf | Winter Term 2021/2022

Statistics for Linguistics

Audience: Bachelor, Master & PhD Students, Postdocs

@ Forensic Linguistics Short Course 2021

@ Forensic Linguistics Short Course 2020 [cancelled due to Covid-19]

@ International Summer School 'Fieldwork and Annotation' 2019

Online-Workshop: Applied Statistics

Audience: Bachelor, Master & PhD Students, Postdocs

@ University of Cologne | March 2021

Applied Statistics

Audience: Bachelor, Master & PhD Students

@ University of Cologne | Summer Term 2020 [cancelled due to Covid-19]

@ University of Cologne | Summer Term 2019

@ University of Cologne | Summer Term 2018

Memberships

Linguistic Society of America

June 2021 - Present

Member

Association for Laboratory Phonology

May 2020 - Present

Member

FörderLink e.V.

Jul 2019 - Present

Member

Cologne Center for Gender Studies GeStiK

Jun 2016 - Present

Member

International Phonetic Association IPA

Jan 2016 - Present

Member

Student Council for Linguistics and Phonetics

Oct 2015 - Present

Advisory Member since Nov 2018, Member since Oct 2015

Cologne Center for Language Sciences CCLS

Sep 2015 - Present

Member

Data Center for the Humanities DCH

Jul 2018 - Mar 2019

Advisory Council