Eva Maria Freiberger

I have always been fascinated by the domains of language and cognition, which animated me to study Linguistics at the University of Vienna, with a focus on Psycholinguistics.

In my MA thesis, I examined the expression of time by young German-learning children, while my PhD project focused on children's spatial language. During my MA and PhD studies, I collaborated in several other projects which explored children's linguistic and cognitive development as well as language processing in adults.

Since January 2014, I have been working as a post-doctoral researcher on the French-Austrian project Human Behavior and Machine Simulation in the Processing of (Mor)Phonotactics.

eva.maria.freiberger@univie.ac.at

01/2014 - 04/2015

University of Vienna
Department of Linguistics

Post-Doctoral Project Collaborator

FWF-Project Human Behavior and Machine Simulation in the Processing of (Mor)Phonotactics

01/2006 - 08/2012

Research projects

Freelancer

  • Acquisition of Motion Verbs in German, English, and Hebrew
  • Visuo-Spatial Recursion in Children
  • Child-Directed Language to Toddlers of Low SES background
  • FWF-Project Noun Development in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective
  • Crosslinguistic Project on Pre- and Protomorphology
2014

Award of Excellence

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

02/2012 - 09/2012

Forschungsstipendium 2012

University of Vienna

02/2010 - 01/2012

DOC fellowship

Austrian Academy of Sciences

2009

Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

2007

Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Private Foundations

2007

Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

2003 - 2008

University of Vienna

Linguistics (MA)

Graduated with distinction

Study Focus: Psycho-, Patho-, Neurolinguistics

MA Thesis: Aspekt, Aktionsart und Zeitliche Referenz im Erstspracherwerb des Deutschen

Supervisor: Wolfgang U. Dressler
In cooperation with: Pier Marco Bertinetto

  • Korecky-Kröll, K., Freiberger, E. M., Dressler, W.U. & Calderone, B., Acquiring and Processing German Words of Different (Mor)phonotactic Structure: Morpheme Boundaries inside Consonant Clusters Delay Processing, but not Acquisition. 10th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Ottawa, 19.10.2016.
  • Zydorowicz, P., Kamandulytė-Merfeldienė, L., Freiberger, E. M., Korecky-Kröll, K. & Dressler, W. U., Morphological richness facilitates first language acquisition of morphonotactic consonant clusters: Polish and Lithuanian vs. Austrian German and English. Pre- and Protomorphology Workshop. Wien, 16.02.2016.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Korecky-Kröll, K., Calderone, B. & Dressler, W. U., Morpheme boundaries inside consonant clusters delay visual word recognition: Evidence from a lexical decision and a progressive demasking experiment. 3rd International Workshop on Phonotactics and Phonotactic Modeling (PPM 2015). Wien, 26.11.2015.
  • Zydorowicz, P., Kamandulytė-Merfeldienė, L., Freiberger, E. M., Korecky-Kröll, K. & Dressler, W. U., Morphological richness facilitates first language acquisition of morphonotactic consonant clusters: Polish and Lithuanian vs. Austrian German and English. 3rd International Workshop on Phonotactics and Phonotactic Modeling (PPM 2015). Wien, 26.11.2015.
  • Freiberger, E. M. & Kamandulytė-Merfeldienė, L., Acquisition of German and Lithuanian (Mor)phonotactics in TD and G-SLI children, Pre- and Protomorphology Workshop, Wien, 12.02.2015.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Diendorfer, B. & Dressler, W. U., Konsonantencluster im typischen und atypischen Erstspracherwerb des Deutschen, 41. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Wien, 07.12.2014.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Der Erwerb von Konsonantenclustern im Deutschen: eine Untersuchung longitudinaler Spontansprachkorpora, GeSuS-Fachtagung 2014, Banska Bystrica, 25.06.2014.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Acquisition of German (Mor)Phonotatics, Pre- and Protomorphology Workshop, Wien, 14.02.2014.
  • Freiberger, E. M., The Effect of Mothers’ Input on Children’s Spontaneous Constructions of Motion Events: Evidence from German Early Child Language, Early Language Acquisition 2012, Lyon, 07.12.2012.
  • Dressler, W. U., Freiberger, E. M., Korecky-Kröll, K., Reinisch, E., Mörth, K. & Libben, G., Morphonotactic and Phonotactic Processing in German-Speaking Adults, Phonotactic Grammar: Theories and Models. International Workshop on Phonotactics and Phonotactic Modeling, Cortona, 29.09.2012.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Children's Encoding of Motion Events in Language: A Naturalistic Longitudinal Study on German Early Child Language, 17. LIPP-Symposium Parts of Speech Across Languages, in Acquisition, Mind and Brain, München, 07.07.2012.
  • Freiberger, E. M., How German-Learning Children Construct Motion Events: The Guiding Role of Morpho-Syntactic Input Factors, 15th International Morphology Meeting, Workshop: Conceptual Salience and Early Child Morphology, Wien, 11.02.2012.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Motion Events in German Early Child Language: A Naturalistic Longitudinal Study, 12th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, 21.7.2011.
  • Bertinetto, P.-M., Freiberger, E., Noccetti, S. & Lenci, A., Progress in ATAM Acquisition (Italian and German), Pre- and Protomorphology Workshop, Wien, 19.2.2011.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Motion Events in German Early Child Language, Workshop Acquisition of Motion Expressions in German, English and Hebrew, Wien, 8.12.2010.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Der Einfluss sprachspezifischer Faktoren des Inputs im Erstspracherwerb: Evidenz von Bewegungsereignissen in deutschsprachigen Spontansprachdaten, 3. Österreichische Studierendenkonferenz der Linguistik, Salzburg, 4.12.2010.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Über den Ausdruck von Bewegung im Erstspracherwerb des Deutschen, 38. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Graz, 24.10. 2010.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Spatial Cognition in First Language Acquisition of German, Stipendienverleihung (Austrian Academy of Sciences). Wien, 26.02.2010.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Aspect, Actionality and Temporal Reference in First Language Acquisition of Austrian German, Pre- and Protomorphology Workshop, Wien, 12.02.2010.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Abbrederis, C., Luckabauer F. & Stammler M., Morphonotaktik in der Sprachverarbeitung: Online- und Offline-Tests mit deutschsprachigen Erwachsenen, 2. Österreichische Studierendenkonferenz der Linguistik, Wien, 21.11.2009.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Aspekt, Aktionsart und Zeitliche Referenz im Erstspracherwerb des Deutschen, 36. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Wien, 8.12.2008.
  • Freiberger, E. M., Aspect, Tense and Temporal Reference in First Language Acquisition of German, Pre- and Protomorphology Workshop, Wien, 6.2.2008
  • Freiberger, E. M., Morphonotactics in First Language Acquisition of German, Pre- and Protomorphology Workshop, Wien, 4.2.2006