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Anna Czypionka

Postdoctoral Researcher
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Konstanz
Fach D 191
Universitätstraße 10
D-78457 Konstanz
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 5213
Room: H 140
Office hours: By appointment

 

Research Interests

  • Sentence comprehension and single word recognition
  • Animacy
  • Verbs: transitivity, case marking, separability, semantics
  • Complex words
  • Questions
  • Experimental pragmatics

  

Research Methods

  

Acceptability ratings, self-paced reading, lexical decision tasks, eyetracking, ERP

 

  

Projects and Collaborations

  

I am associated with the project FOCUS/FNP at Wroclaw University (headed by Prof. J. Blaszczak).

 

  

Teaching

  

03/2016
  • Guest lectureship at University of Cyprus (Erasmus +)
SS 2015
  • Psycholinguistics, BA seminar
  • Sentence Production, MA seminar
WS 2014/15
  • Introduction to linguistics, LA seminar
  • Syntax II, BA seminar
SS 2014
  • Psycholinguistic perspectives on second language acquisition, MA seminar
  • Sentence processing, BA seminar
WS 2013/14
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to psycholinguistics (BA seminar)
SS 2013
  • Psycholinguistic studies in second language acquisition, Seminar
  • Sentence comprehension

  

Short CV (Download long CV)

  

12/2013

Ph.D defense

08/2013 - now

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Constance

2008 - 2013

Ph.D. thesis at ZAS Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Berlin School of Mind and Brain

2005

MA Biochemistry

  

Publications, Conferences, Invited talks

  

Publications

  

Linguistics

Czypionka, A. & Spalek, K. & Wartenburger, I. & Krifka, M. (in press). On the interplay of object animacy and verb type during sentence comprehension in German: ERP evidence from the processing of transitive dative and accusative constructions. Linguistics, in press.

Dörre, L. & Trotzke, A. & Czypionka, A. & Bayer, J. (2015). The At-Issue and Non-At-Issue Meaning of Modal Particles and their Counterparts. Proceedings of the 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, USA.

Czypionka, A. The interplay of object animacy and verb class in representation building; Dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät II, publiziert am 09.07.2014

Czypionka, A. (2007). Word order and Focus position in the World's languages. Czypionka, Linguistische Berichte 212.

Biochemistry

Czypionka, A. (2007). The isolated C-Terminal domain of Ring1B Is a Dimer Made of Stable, Well-Structured Monomers. Czypionka et al., Biochemistry, 46 (44), 12764-12776.


Conference presentations

  

06/2017

Can deverbal nominalizations be more verbal than finite verbs? New evidence from EEG recordings. Joanna Blaszczak, Anna Czypionka, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska. The 7th Workshop on Nominalizations / JENom7, June 1-2, 2017. Universität Fribourg. talk.

05/2017

The processing of perfective and imperfective aspect in Polish: Evidence from eye-tracking and self-paced reading experiments. Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, Anna Czypionka, Joanna Blaszczak. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 26), May 19 - May 21, 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. talk

03-04/2017

The licensing of discourse particles in complex questions: Evidence from graded judgments and event-related potentials. Anna Czypionka, Josef Bayer, Maribel Romero & Carsten Eulitz. 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March 30 - April 1, 2017, MIT Cambridge (MA). poster

12/2016

Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, Joanna Blaszczak & Anna Czypionka (Wroclaw / Konstanz), Accessing the complexity of event structure in an aspectually complex language - experimental evidence from Polish, Workshop on Formal and Experimental Semantics; Teil von Formal Descriptions of Slavic Languages, Berlin, Humboldt-Universität. 7 December 2016, talk

09/2016

Czypionka, A. & Lauer, S. Temporal implicatures and world knowledge interact rapidly during sentence comprehension. Logic in Language and in Conversation (LogiCon) workshop, Universiteit Utrecht, September 19-20, poster

09/2016

Czypionka, A. & Golcher, F. & Eulitz, C. & Bayer, J. Discontinuous particle verbs in German sentence comprehension. AMLAP 2016, Bilbao, Spain, poster

09/2016

Klimek-Jankowska, D. & Czypionka, A. & Blaszczak, J. Processing correlates of semantic complexity and markedness in languages with perfective / imperfective opposition. AMLAP 2016, Bilbao, Spain, poster

09/2016

Czypionka, A. & Lauer, S. This week, but not next: Temporal implicatures and their interplay with world knowledge during language comprehension. AMLAP 2016, Bilbao, Spain, poster

03/2016

Czypionka, A. & Eulitz, C. Case marking affects the processing of animacy with simple verbs, but not particle verbs: An event-related potential study. Czypionka, Anna and Eulitz, Carsten. The syntax of argument structure: empirical advancements and theoretical relevance. 38th DGfS Tagung, Konstanz, Germany, talk

02/2016

Strinzel, M. & Czypionka, A. Category-specific effects in word recognition of German compound words: Animacy boosts the lexical access of compounds and their components. Linguistic Evidence 2016, Tübingen, Germany, poster

11/2015

Noun? Verb? Both? Neither? - Psycholinguistic research on the processing of nominalizations. Blaszczak, J. and Czypionka, A. and Klimek-Jankowska, D. A special linguistic workshop on categories, aspect, verbal predicates and nominalization. Wroclaw, Poland, talk

09/2015

Czypionka, A. & Bader, M. & Bayer, J. Case attraction and the role of lexical case. Workshop `Insufficient strength to defend its case': Case attraction and related phenomena, University of Wroclaw, Poland, talk

07/2015

Czypionka, Anna & Eulitz, Carsten. Do all verbs mind animate objects? ERP evidence for different influences of animacy on morphologically simple and complex verbs. XII International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Valencia (Spain), talk

07/2015

Dörre, Laura & Czypionka, Anna & Trotzke, Andreas & Bayer, Josef. The Non-At-Issue and At-Issue Meaning of Modal Particles and their Counterparts. XII International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Valencia (Spain), talk

07/2015

Czypionka, Anna & Dörre, Laura & Bayer, Josef. Two wrongs make one right: Case attraction weakens garden-path effects in comprehension. XII International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Valencia (Spain), poster

07/2015

Błaszczak, Joanna & Gulgowski, Piotr & Klimek-Jankowska, Dorota & Czypionka, Anna. Negotiating the noun-verb borders - psycholinguistic research on the processing of nominalizations. Categories in Grammar - Criteria and Limitations. Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany), talk

03/2015

Dörre, Laura & Trotzke, Andreas & Czypionka, Anna & Bayer, Josef (2015). The At-Issue and Non-At-Issue Meaning of Modal Particles and their Counterparts. 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles (USA), poster

06/2012

Object animacy and transitivity in sentence processing. Czypionka et al., Psycholinguistics in Flanders, Nijmegen (Netherlands), talk

03/2012

Object animacy effects in more or less transitive sentences. Czypionka et al., CUNY conference on human sentence processing, New York (USA), poster

02/2010

Different effects of object animacy on the processing of "more or less" transitive verbs. Czypionka et al., Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen (Germany), poster


Invited talks

  

03/2016

Lexical Case-Marking in Sentence Comprehension: Evidence from German. March 30th, CAT lecture, University of Cyprus.

12/2015

Czypionka, A. Processing of discontinuous verbs in German. The role of particles for Case licensing. Czypionka, Anna. Psycholinguistic Workshop in Wroclaw. Center for General and Comparative Linguistics, Uniwersytet Wroclawski (Poland)

03/2013

Noncanonical case marking and argument animacy in sentence comprehension, Evidence from German. Czypionka et al., Center for General and Comparative Linguistics, Uniwersytet Wroclawski (Poland)

06/2012

Object animacy and transitivity in sentence processing. Czypionka et al., Grammar and Cognition Group, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Netherlands)

  

Grants

    

04-12/2013

Caroline-von-Humboldt scholarship, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

08-10/2011

Doctoral scholarship ZAS Berlin

03/2008-02/2011

Doctoral scholarship ZAS Berlin

07-08/2010

Travel and accomodation grant Universidad del País Vasco to attend summer school in San Sebastián

    

    

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