Anna Marklová

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Anna Marklová is a research assistant in the CRC project „Expressive dislocation and register in Czech vs. Russian“ (A03), at the Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is pursuing PhD at TU Dortmund in the area of psycholinguistics.

In the CRC project, she focuses on registers of Czech and on application of psycholinguistic method on the MDA results of Czech corpora. In her PhD project, she focuses on motion events in the light of linguistic relativity. She collects eye-tracking and behavioral data to study language-specific patterns of various languages, mainly Czech, Russian, and German.


A03 Slavic in a multilingual setting: Register and fused (hybrid) lects


Publications & Presentations


  • Marklová, Anna; Buchmüller, Olga; Demian, Christoph; Meyer, Roland; Szucsich, Luka  (2023) Register in Czech: Designing an MDA-based experimental study  In: Linguistics Beyond And Within [PDF] [ViVo]
    There are no conventionalized ways to investigate the results of multidimensional analysis (MDA) from the perceptual perspective in an experimental setting. An MDA of the Czech corpus Koditex by Cvrček et al. (2020) established eight dimensions of variation based on 122 linguistic features. The first two dimensions, which explain the largest proportion of shared variance, are labeled as 1. dynamic (+)/static (-) and 2. spontaneous (+)/prepared (-). In our study, we investigated if some situational contexts of language use evoke stronger associations with the poles of the two dimensions than others. Furthermore, we aimed to explore the impact of the mode of language use and the properties of the interlocutor on the ratings. Czech native speakers (n=107) rated various situational contexts on 7-point Likert-like scales representing the MDA-based dimensions. The items were balanced in the formality of the interlocutor’s name (Mr. or Mrs. in connection to surname/first name), the interlocutor ́s gender, and the mode of language use (spoken/written). The statistical analysis uncovered a significant effect of the formality of the interlocutor's name and the mode of language use on the ratings. Using first names and spoken mode resulted in ratings closer to the positive poles of the dimensions. The comparison of individual items showed that some situations, mainly those representing the negative poles of the dimensions, are rated more consistently than others. The results of our study offer insight into how native speakers evaluate situations of language use on the scales of preparedness, subjectivity, and interactivity.
  • Presentations

  • Delucchi Danhier, Renate; Marklová, Anna  (2022) Spatial asymmetry of mental representation in Czech,German and Spanish  In: 14. Deutschen Slavistiktags 2022 [ViVo]
  • Marklová, Anna  (2021) Vidět jazykem: Eye-tracking v lingvistickém výzkumu  In: Evropský den jazyků 2021 [ViVo]