PD Dr. Marzena Iwona Żygis

Zentrum fur Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin

Education and degrees:

08/03/2014 Postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) in Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
07/02/2007 Postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) in General Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonology, Department of German Language and Linguistics, Humboldt University, Berlin
5/07/1999 Dr. phil. in Germanic Linguistics ("summa cum laude"), Humboldt University, Berlin
06/1997 - 08/1997 Studies and research at Cornell University and University of Massachusetts, USA
04/1996 - 03/1999 Post-graduate programme 'Economy and complexity in language', Humboldt University, Berlin and Potsdam University.
20/12/1995 M.A. degree in Germanic Linguistics, Italian and German as a Foreign Language, Humboldt University, Berlin
09/1993 - 01/1994 M.A. studies at Università degli Studi di Pisa (Erasmus programme)
07/1992 B.A. degree in Germanic Linguistics, Italian and German as a Foreign Language, Humboldt University, Berlin

Academic/visiting research positions:

03/2014 - 07/2014 Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Kent, UK
01/2000 - present Researcher at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin
02/2007 - present Lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin

Grants/scholarships:

03 - 07/2014 Visiting scholar bursary for partial funding of research stay at University of Kent, UK
1997 German Science Foundation (DfG) grant for attending the Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America at Cornell University, USA
1993 - 1994 DfG scholarship for Ph.D. studies, Postgraduate Colleague at Humboldt University in Berlin and Potsdam University
1996 - 1999 Erasmus grant for studies at Università degli Studi di Pisa
1990 - 1995 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for studies at Humboldt University in Berlin
1990 - 1995 Scholarship from the Polish Republic (bilateral Polish-German agreement) for studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin

Participation in research projects at the Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin:

2013 - 2019 Constituent-related Phenomena of Spoken Language funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2008 - 2012 Boundary Phenomena in Speech funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2006 - 2007 The Role of Perception in Phonology funded by German Research Foundation
2003 - 2005 Manner Alternations in Phonology funded by German Research Foundation
2000 - 2002 Phonological Word funded by German Research Foundation
2000 Neutralisations funded by German Research Foundation

Other projects to which I was invited to co-operate:

2009 - 2011 Articulatory and Perceptual Mechanisms of Sound Change (part I) funded by Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation; PI: Prof. Daniel Recasens, Autonomous University of Barcelona
2006 - 2009 Articulatory and Perceptual Factors Involved in Phonetic and Phonological Sound Change (part II) funded by Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation; PI: Prof. Daniel Recasens, Autonomous University of Barcelona
02/1996 - 03/1996 Development of an Audio-Visual Telephone for Hearing-Impaired People funded by EU, TIDE agreement; PI: Dr Hans-Heinrich Bothe, the Technical University, Berlin

Participation in linguistic schools:

25/06 - 13/07/2001 Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
19/01 - 23/01/1998 Landelijke Onderzoeksschool Taalwetenschap (LOT) Winter School, University of Leiden, Holland
23/06 - 1/08/1997 Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
5 - 23/08/1996 3rd Central European Summer School in Generative Grammar, Palacký University, Olomouc, the Czech Republik
31/07 - 17/08/1995 2rd Central European Summer School in Generative Syntax, Palacký University, Olomouc, the Czech Republik

Ad-hoc reviewer for:

Journal of Phonetics, Language, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, Phonology, Phonetica, Journal of Germanic Linguistics, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Folia Linguistica, Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics

Ad-hoc reviewer of grants submitted to:

National Science Foundation (USA) Humboldt Stiftung (Humboldt Foundation, Germany)

Member of scientific committees of the following conferences (on a regular base):

International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS)
Conference of Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon)
International Speech Production Seminar (ISSP)
Phonetics & Phonology of Iberia (PAPI)
Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM)
Speech Prosody

Member of the following associations:

German Linguistic Association since 2000
International Phonetic Association since 2004
Association for Laboratory Phonology since 2010
Polish Phonetic Association since 2013
Acoustical Society of America since 2014

Language skills:

Polish (native), German (advanced), English (advanced), Italian (intermediate), Russian (intermediate)