Fachgebiet Psycholinguistics

Dr. Kalliopi Katsika

Office: Building 57, Room 423

E-mail: katsika[at]sowi.uni-kl.de

Phone: +49(0)-631-205-4138

Fax: +49(0)-631-205-5182

Curriculum Vitae

 

Research Interests  

Psycholinguistics, experimental linguistics, Heritage Language (HL) acquisition and processing, monolingual and bilingual / L2 structural processing, syntactic priming, cross-linguistic priming, eye-tracking, ambiguity resolution, language disorders, use of annotated corpora as a psycholinguistic tool.

 

Academic Employment  

since 2011

Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Kaiserslautern
Psycholinguistics Group, Department of Social Sciences

2016-2018

Lecturer, University of Braunschweig, English Linguistics Institute, Faculty of Humanities and Studies in Education

2008-2009

Undergraduate Courses Instructor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Department of Language and Linguistics, School of English

2003-2009     

Research Assistant, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Language Development Lab, Department of Language and Linguistics, School of English

2002

English Language Instructor, University of Essex
University of Essex Summer School

 

Education

2003-2009

Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Department of Language and Linguistics, School of English

2001-2002

M.A. in Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics, University of Essex,
Department of Language and Linguistics

1997-2001

B.A. in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Department of Language and Linguistics, School of English

 

Professional Training

2013

Eye-tracking training on Eye-Link 1000, Psycholinguistics and Language Development, University of Kaiserslautern

2012

Summer School in Bilingualism, Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice, Bangor University

2009

1st International Summer School on Generative Studies in Second Language Acquisition, University of Cologne

2006

DGfS & GLOW Summer School on Micro- and Macro-variation, University of Stuttgart,
Institut für Linguistik/Anglistik

 

Recent Publications  

Iraola Aspiroz, M., Allen, S.E., Katsika, K., Fernandez, L. (Eds.) (2019). Psycholinguistic approaches to production and comprehension in bilingual adults and children, Special Issue in Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 9: 4/5, 505-513, https://benjamins.com/catalog/lab.9.4-5

Jacob, G., Katsika, K., Family, N., Allen, S.E. (2017). The Role of Constituent Order and Level of Embedding in Cross-Linguistic Structural Priming, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 20, 269-282, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728916000717

Katsika, K., Allen, S.E. (2014). Processing subject and object relative clauses in a flexible word order language: evidence from Greek, in: Kotzoglou, G., K. Nikolou, E. Karantzola, K. Frantzi, I. Galantomos, M. Georgalidou, V. Kourti-Kazoulis, Ch. Papadopoulou & E. Vlachou (Επιμ.), Selected papers of the 11th International Conference of Greek Linguistics, Rhodes: Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, pp. 715-726, http://ikee.lib.auth.gr/record/269832/files/ICGL_11_selected_papers.pdf

Katsika, K. (2011). Attachment preferences and corpus frequencies in PP ambiguities: evidence from Greek. Selected Papers from the 19th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki. [pdf]

Mastropavlou, M., Katsika, K., Papadopoulou, D., Tsimpli, I.M. (2010). Δείκτες υπόταξης στην ΕΓΔ: Σύνδεσμοι και Συμπληρωματικοί Δείκτες [Markers of subordination in SLI: Connectives and Complementisers], in I. Vogindroukas, A. Okalidou, S. Stavrakaki (Eds.), Developmental Language Disorders: from basic research to clinical practice, Thessaloniki: Epikentro, pp. 119-174. [pdf]

Katsika, K. (2009a). Exploring the Minimal Structure in Greek: A Study on Prepositional Phrase Attachment Ambiguities, Lingua 119 (10), 1482-1500. [pdf]

Katsika, K. (2009b). A Corpus-based Study on Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases in Greek, in: F.H. Baider, M. Karyolemou, M. Katsoyannou (Eds.), Actes du 30e Colloque International de Linguistique Fonctionnelle. Paris: L’Harmattan. [pdf]

Tsimpli, I.M., Papadopoulou, D., Katsika, K., Mastropavlou, M., Mylonaki, A. (2009). Production of Motion Verbs: evidence from L1 and L2 Greek, in: M. Baltazani, G.K. Giannakis, A. Tsangalidis, G.J. Xydopoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, University of Ioannina, pp. 532-544, http://www.linguist-uoi.gr/cd_web/case5_en.html

Katsika, K. (2007). Sentence processing strategies: some preliminary results on the processing of Prepositional Phrases in Greek, in E. Agathopoulou, M. Dimitrakopoulou, D. Papadopoulou (Eds.) Selected Papers from the 17th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Vol. II, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, pp. 414-421.

Papadopoulou, D., Rothweiler, M., Tsimpli, I.M., Chilla, S., Fox-Boyer, A., Katsika, K., Mastropavlou, M., Mylonaki, A., Stahl, N. (2007). Motion Verbs in Greek and German: evidence from typically developing and SLI children, in: Tsangalidis, A. (Ed.), Selected Papers from the 18th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, pp. 289-300.

 

Selected Recent Presentations  

Allen, S., Fernandez, L., Elliott, M., Powers, H., Family, N., Katsika, K. (2016, September). “L2 processing of complex noun phrases: Evidence of L1 parsing strategy transfer.” Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Bilbao, Spain.

Allen. S.E.M., Fernandez, L.B., Elliott, M., Powers, H., Family, N., & Katsika, K. (2016, September). L2 processing of complex noun phrases in English. Presentation given at the Conference on Multilingualism (COM). Ghent, Belgium.

Katsika, K., Allen, S. “The processing of Greek relative clauses in adults and children.” Presentation given at the 21st Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Valletta, Malta.

Katsika, K., Allen, S. Subject and object relative clauses in Greek: processing complexity in a flexible word-order language. Presentation given at the 36. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Marburg, Germany.

Katsika, K. & Allen, S.E.M. (2013, September). “Processing subject and object relative clauses in a flexible word order language: Evidence from Greek.” Poster presented at the 19th conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AmLap), Marseille, France.

Jacob, G., Katsika, K., Calley, M., Martinek, L., Family, N., & Allen, S.E.M.  (2013, September). “The role of surface and global syntactic structure in cross-linguistic priming.” Presentation given at the Workshop on Cross-linguistic Priming in Bilinguals: Perspectives and Constraints, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Katsika, K., Allen, S. (2013, April). „Processing subject and object relative clauses in a flexible word order language: evidence from Greek.” Presentation given at the 21st International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Jacob, G., Katsika, K., Family, N., Calley, M., Allen, S. (March, 2013). “Syntactic representations in bilinguals: the role of word-order in cross-linguistic priming.” Poster presented at the 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife.

Jacob, G., Katsika, K., Thomann, H., Allen, S., Family, N. (September, 2012) “Thematic role assignment in non-canonical sentences: is L2 processing more “shallow” than L1?.” Poster presented at the 18th Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AmLap), Riva del Garda, Italy.

 

Teaching at the University of Kaiserslautern

Heritage Language Acquisition (for Cognitive Science and Computer Science Masters students)

Sentence Processing (for Cognitive Science and Computer Science Masters students)

Psycholinguistics (for Cognitive Science and Computer Science Masters students)

Syntax (for Cognitive Science and Computer Science Masters students)

Scientific Writing and Publishing in English (for doctoral students and postdocs in all disciplines)

 

 

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