Ana-Maria Plesca

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

My academic journey started at University of Bucharest where I graduated with a B.A. in German and Swedish studies. I then pursued my Master’s studies at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin where I became passionate about psycholinguistics, while also working as a student research assistant first at the Nordeuropa Institute and then as part of the Psycholinguistics Lab of the Institute for German Language and Linguistics. I have written my Master’s thesis within the C03 project, where I examined the interplay of situation-formality register congruence and verb-argument relations by way of two web-based self-paced reading experiments. As an MGK fellow, I will continue working within the C03 and exploring the impact of social contextual information and register on language comprehension as well as its possible interaction with aspects of standard language knowledge such as the semantic relationship between a verb and its argument. By way of an eye-tracking study, my project which will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Pia Knoeferle, will assess how the visually and linguistically expressed register impacts written language comprehension.


MGK Integrated Graduate School
C03 Situation-register congruence meets morphosyntax and verb-argument violations: Real-time and post-sentence comprehension


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