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Schmitz, D. (2022). Production, perception, and comprehension of subphonemic detail: Word-final /s/ in English. Studies in Laboratory Phonology 11. Berlin: Language Science Press. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.7267830

Articles & Chapters

Preprints

Schmitz, D., Cicek, D., Nguyen, A. K., & Rottleb, D. (2023). Cuteness modulates size sound symbolism at its extremes. Preprint available on PsyArXiv. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/62ne9

Schmitz, D. (2023). In German, all professors are male. In Pfeifer, J., Arndt-Lappe, S., Dorgeloh, H., Kunter, G., and Uffmann, Ch. (Eds). INGO 6.0. The Proceedings. New empirical Insights about laNguage, presented on a Great day Out in September. Preprint available on PsyArXiv. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/yjuhc

Published

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2023). No genericity in sight: An exploration of the semantics of masculine generics in German. Glossa Psycholinguistics, 2(1). doi: 10.5070/G6011192

Coretta, S., Casillas, J. V., …, Schmitz, D., …, Roettger, T. (2023). Multidimensional signals and analytic flexibility: Estimating degrees of freedom in human speech analyses. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 6(3). doi: 10.1177/25152459231162567

Jeong, C., Schmitz, D., Kakolu Ramarao, A., Stein, A., & Tang, K. (2023). Linear Discriminative Learning: a competitive non-neural baseline for morphological inflection. Proceedings of the 20th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, 138-150.

Schmitz, D., Baer-Henney, D., & Plag, I. (2021). The duration of word-final /s/ differs across morphological categories in English: Evidence from pseudowords. Phonetica78(5-6), 571-616. doi: 10.1515/phon-2021-2013

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., 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

Talks

Schmitz, D., Cicek, D., Nguyen, A. K., & Rottleb, D. (2023). In sound symbolic effects, visual dimensions interact: The case of vowel quality and cuteness. Iconicity Seminar 2023 (IcoSem20223, online. 25 November.

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2023). A discriminative account of masculine generics and their masculine bias in German. 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 07-11 August.

Schmitz, D., Cicek, D., Nguyen, A. K., & Rottleb, D. (2023). Cuteness amplifies effects of size sound symbolism: A cute /i/ is smaller than an ugly one. 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 07-11 August.

Baer-Henney, D., & Schmitz, D. (2023). Learning morphology with the help of subphonemic detail? 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 07-11 August.

Muschalik, J., Schmitz, D., Kakolu Ramarao, A., & Baer-Henney, D. (2023). Typing /s/ – Morphology between the keys? 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 07-11 August.

Schneider, V., Schmitz, D., & Plag, I. (2023). Denominal and deverbal eventuality-related nominalizations from a discriminative perspective. 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 07-11 August.

Schmitz, D. (2023). He, she, they, they: A first discriminative analysis of third-person pronoun semantics. Linguistic Intersections of Language and Gender, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 20-21 July. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12243.96801

Muschalik, J., Schmitz, D., Kakolu Ramarao, A., & Baer-Henney, D. (2023). Typing /s/ – Morphology between the keys? Writing Words Workshop 2023, Universität Potsdam, Germany. 12-14 July.

Baer-Henney, D., & Schmitz, D. (2023). Learning to distinguish morphological categories based on subphonemic detail? 5th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE), Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 2-4 June.

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2023). Die semantische Repräsentation des generischen Maskulinums. 45. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität zu Köln, Germany. 07-10 March.

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2022). Out of sight, out of mind: The pseudo-genericity of German role nouns. 3rd International Twitter Conference on Linguistics – Linguistweets, Abralin: Brazilian Linguistics Association, online. 05 December.

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2022). An exploration of the underlying semantic features of masculine generics in German. InSemantiC 2022, University of Porto, Portugal. 21-23 November.

Schmitz, D. (2022). Cuteness modulates size sound symbolism at its extremes. Iconicity Seminar 2022 (IcoSem2022), online. 14 November.

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2022). Evidence for a non-generic masculine generic in German. EDLL 2022: The Second International Conference on Error-Driven Learning in Language, University of Tübingen, Germany. 01-03 August.

Schmitz, D., Baer-Henney, D., & Plag, I. (2022). Morpho-phonetic detail influences listeners’ comprehension. 13th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, University of the Aegean, Greece. 19-22 May.

Schmitz, D., Esser, J., Schneider, V., Sternke, K., & Rohde, N. (2022). One form, two meanings: On the semantics of the specific and the generic masculine in German. Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 2022, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. 31 March-02 April.

Schmitz, D., Engemann, M., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2022). Subphonemic detail affects morphological processing. Morphology in Production and Perception: Phonetics, Phonology and Spelling of Complex Words (MPP 2022), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 07-09 February.

Engemann, M., Schmitz, D., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2022). Morpho-phonetic detail can be perceived: Evidence from stems and suffixes. Morphology in Production and Perception: Phonetics, Phonology and Spelling of Complex Words (MPP 2022), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 07-09 February.

Schmitz, D., Engemann, M., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (2021). Subtle morpho-phonetic differences in English stems and word-final /s/ influence listeners’ comprehension. Words in the World International Conference 2021, online. 26-27 November.

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

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. (2020). Durational differences of homophonous suffixes emerge from the lexicon: Evidence from nonce words. Words in the World International Conference 2020, online. 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). How real are acoustic differences between different types of final /s/ in English? Evidence from pseudowords. 19th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, Austria. 06-08 February.

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.

Posters

Baer-Henney, D., & Schmitz, D. (2023). Tapping into morphology with the help of subphonemic detail. Poster presented at 19. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Universität Bern, Switzerland. 06-07 October.

Muschalik, J., Schmitz, D., Kakolu Ramarao, Akhilesh, & Baer-Henney, D. (2023). Acoustic duration and typing timing – same, same… but different? Poster presented at 19. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Universität Bern, Switzerland. 06-07 October.

Schmitz, D. (2023). The “baby schema” in sound symbolism research: Size and cuteness interact. Poster accepted to CogSci 2023, Sydney, Australia. 26-29 July. [Withdrawn by the author due to scheduling issues].

Schmitz, D. (2023). A prediction of generic they semantics. Poster presented at LingCologne2023: Prediction in Language, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany. 16-17 June.

Schmitz, D. (2023). Sound symbolic interactions of cuteness and size in German long vowels. Poster presented at 5th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE), Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 2-4 June. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15720.34563

Muschalik, J., Schmitz, D., Kakolu Ramarao, Akhilesh, & Baer-Henney, D. (2023). Acoustic duration and typing timing – same, same… but different? Poster presented at 5th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE), Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 2-4 June.

Schmitz, D. (2022). A ‘size meets cuteness’ relation in German vowels. Poster presented at 18. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Universität Bielefeld, Germany. 06-07 October. doi: 10.11576/pundp2022-1039

Schmitz, D., Baer-Henney, D., & Plag, I. (2022). Listeners make use of subphonemic information in comprehension. Poster presented at 18. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Universität Bielefeld, Germany. 06-07 October. doi: 10.11576/pundp2022-1002

Schmitz, D., Baer-Henney, D., & Plag, I. (2022). Morphological processing is affected by subphonemic detail. Poster presented at 18th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon), online. 23-25 June. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16023.04000

Schmitz, D., Engemann, M., Plag, I., & Baer-Henney, D. (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. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17465.29282

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. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36280.26883

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. 06-08 July. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24176.17927

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.

Invited Talks

Schmitz, D. (2023). Von Algorithmen zu Geschlechterfragen: Wie computerlinguistische Methoden die Genderlinguistik bereichern. GAL Research School “Empirische Methoden in der Genderlinguistik”, IDS Mannheim. 13 October.

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2022). Generic masculines in German – Why all teachers are masculine. Talk Series “Diversity in Linguistics” by Association for Diversity in Linguistics, online. 30 November.

Schmitz, D. (2022). In German, all professors are male. INGO 6.0, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. 01 September.

Schmitz, D., Schneider, V., & Esser, J. (2022). What semantic vectors tell us about the masculine generic in German. Biased Language Technology in a Social World by Kevin Tang, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf. 01 June.