Dominic Schmitz

My current research covers the area of morphology-phonology interaction and speech production. As there is evidence for differing acoustic realizations of different types of word-final S in English, such findings present an important challenge for theories of morphology-phonology interaction and for models of speech production as it is currently unclear how differences in morphological status are able to influence phonetic implementation. Further information is available here.

Previous research mainly covered tonal alignment and compensatory vowel shortening.

During 2017 and 2018 I also published more practical articles on IT in connection with logopedics.

An introductory tutorial to statistics with R can be found here.


Experience

Research Assistant

DFG Research Unit FOR 2373 | Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Final S in English: The role of acoustic detail in morphological processing and learning

Nov 2018 - Present

Teaching Assignment

Department of Linguistics | University of Cologne

Introductory seminar "Applied Statistics" for Students of Linguistics, funded by Quality Improvement Funds

Apr 2019 - Jul 2019

Teaching Assignment

Student Council for Linguistics and Phonetics | University of Cologne

Introductory seminars "Applied Statistics" for Students of Linguistics, funded by Quality Improvement Funds

Apr 2018 - Jul 2019

Student Assistant

Deutscher Bundesverband für Logopädie e.V. | German Association for Logopedics

Member of the department for Further and Advanced Education

Nov 2017 - Mar 2019

Student Assistant

Deutscher Bundesverband für Logopädie e.V. | German Association for Logopedics

Member of the department for Finances and Membership Management

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Research Assistant

Department of English I | University of Cologne

Research Assistant for Professor Christiane M. Bongartz, SFB 1252; IT & web administration

Apr 2017 - Sep 2017

Student Assistant

Deutscher Bundesverband für Logopädie e.V. | German Association for Logopedics

Member of the department for IT and Internet; Project manager of evidenssst.org – Online platform for evidentiality based logopedics

Sep 2015 - Mar 2019

Education

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

PhD English Linguistics
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 and learning
Nov 2018 - Present

University of Cologne

MA Linguistics
Major fields of study: Laboratory Phonology, Prosody and Intonation; Second Language Acquisition
Thesis: Tonal Alignment and Segmental Composition in German
Oct 2015 - Oct 2018

University of Cologne

BA Linguistics, Phonetics & Japanese Studies
Major fields of study: Acoustic Phonetics, Prosody; Pre-modern and modern topics of Japanese history
Thesis: Tonal Alignment in German: Stability and Variability
Oct 2011 - Sep 2015

Sophia University Tokyo

Academic Exchange
Japanese language and linguistics
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014

Publications & Talks

Linguistics

Publications

  • Schmitz, D., Cho, H., & Niemann, H. (2018). Vowel shortening in German as a function of syllable structure. Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-speaking countries (P&P 13). Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, 28-29 September.


Talks

  • Schmitz, D., Cho, H., & Niemann, H. Vowel shortening in German as a function of syllable structure. 13th Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in the German-Speaking World (P&P13), Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, 28-29 September.
  • Schmitz, D. and Cho, H.-E. Vowel shortening in German as a function of syllable structure. Phonetik Forschungskolloquium, University of Cologne, Cologne, April 24, 2017.


Posters

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



Logopedics

  • Schmitz, Dominic and Müller-Epp, Andrea (2018). Social Media für das Praxis-Marketing? Forum Logopädie, 32 (1).
  • Schmitz, Dominic (2017). Sichere E-Mails: Schützen Sie Ihre Nachrichten vor dem Zugriff Dritter. Forum Logopädie, 31 (5).
  • Schmitz, Dominic and Müller-Epp, Andrea (2017). Online im Wartezimmer: WLAN in der logopädischen Praxis. Forum Logopädie, 31 (4).
  • Schmitz, Dominic and Müller-Epp, Andrea (2017). Ein Muss für FreiberuflerInnen: die Praxishomepage. Forum Logopädie, 31 (3).
  • Schmitz, Dominic (2017). Spam, Viren und Co.: So schützen Sie sich im digitalen Praxisalltag. Forum Logopädie, 31 (2).


Teaching & Organization

Teaching

  • Phonetics
    Audience: Bachelor Students
    Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
    Winter Term 2019/2020

  • Statistics for Linguists
    Audience: Bachelor and Master Students, Postdocs
    Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
    International Summer School on Linguistic Methods 2019

  • Applied Statistics
    Audience: Bachelor and Master Students, Postdocs
    University of Cologne
    Summer Term 2019

  • Applied Statistics
    Audience: Bachelor and Master Students, Postdocs
    University of Cologne
    Summer Term 2018



Organization

  • 2nd Forensic Linguistics Short Course
    Organization and Coordination of an International Summer School
    Audience: Bachelor and Master Students, Postdocs
    University of Cologne
    Aug 2019

  • 1st Forensic Linguistics Short Course
    Organization and Coordination of an International Summer School
    Audience: Bachelor and Master Students, Postdocs
    University of Cologne
    Jul 2018


Memberships

Student Council for Linguistics and Phonetics
Advisory Member
Nov 2018 - Present
Cologne Center for Gender Studies GeStiK
Member
Jun 2016 - Present
International Phonetic Association IPA
Member
Jan 2016 - Present
Cologne Center for Language Sciences CCLS
Member
Sep 2015 - Present
Data Center for the Humanities DCH
Advisory Council
Jul 2018 - Mar 2019
Student Council for Linguistics and Phonetics
Member
Oct 2016 - Nov 2018
Student Council for Linguistics and Phonetics
Extraordinary Member
Oct 2015 - Jun 2016

Skills

Specialized Software

Praat R R Studio

Further Software

Adobe Creative Suite MS Office Libre Office

Web Development

HTML5 CSS3 JQuery JQuery Mobile Bootstrap TYPO3

Languages

English German Japanese Latin