Mathias Barthel

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Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache
R 5, 6-13, Büro 3.08
D-68161 Mannheim

E-Mail: barthel(at)

Tel.: +49 621 / 1581 – 322

Collaboration and Supervision

If you are interested in external supervision for your MA thesis, send me an email with information on your study background and research interests using the subject header 'supervision'.

If you are interested in joining the research project InterTurn as an intern or a student assistant, send me an email using the subject header 'InterTurn'.


Mathias studied Language and Cognitive Psychology at the Universities of Leipzig, Germany, Wollongong, Australia, and Nijmegen, the Netherlands and graduated in English Studies and General Linguistics from Leipzig University in 2012, specializing in Psychology of Language and Semantics and Pragmatics. For his graduate studies on the Psycholinguistics of Dialogue, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen and received his PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2020. After working as a PostDoc in Experimental Pragmatics at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, Mathias moved to the Department of Pragmatics at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, applying a mixed-methods approach to the study of human-machine interaction and leading a research project on the semantics and pragmatics of turn timing in dialogue.

His doctoral thesis entitled "Speech Planning in Dialogue - Psycholinguistic Studies of the Timing of Turn Taking" can be downloaded here.

A list of Publicaitons and Presentations can be found here.

A short CV can be found here.

Research Interests

  • Speech Production
  • Language Processing in Dialogue
  • Semiotics of Turn-Timing
  • Interactional Linguistics
  • Conversation Anlaysis
  • Language Comprehension
  • Human Sociality and Language
  • Cognitive Effort in Language Processing
  • Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Research Projects and Workshops

Ad-hoc Reviewer

  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Science
  • CogSci
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Glossa Psycholinguistics
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Trends in Hearing
  • Journal of Phonetics
  • Frontiers in Communication
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences
  • Discourse Studies
  • Discourse Processes
  • Gesprächsforschung

Media Coverage

Long Term Internships and Thesis Supervisions

  • Freya Materne
  • Hannah Ida Hullmeine
  • Hakimeh Rezaei
  • Sıla Dinç
  • Qiang Xia
  • Vasilisa Pugacheva
  • Emilia Rehse
  • Svenja Filthaut
  • Theresa Gorski

Member of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)