As a linguist, I am interested in the psycholinguistic interactions of morphology, phonology and phonetics, in sound symbolism, and in gender representations in language.
I am a postdoc at the English Language and Linguistics department of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. As part of the DFG research unit “Spoken Morphology” I wrote my recently defended dissertation on “Production, perception, and comprehension of subphonemic detail: Word-final /s/ in English”. Further information on the project is available here. My dissertation can be downloaded as book published open access by Language Science Press here.
Currently, I am investigating the representation of gender in language with a team of interdisciplinary collaborators. The overall aim is to investigate gender in language from a novel perspective, combining distributional semantics and discriminative learning. I also co-signed a statement by German and international linguists on gender-fair language in December 2020.
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 M.A. (he/him)
Department of English and American Studies
Anglistik III: English Language and Linguistics
Building 23.21, Floor 02, Room 96
40225 Düsseldorf, Germany