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. He then moved to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen for his graduate studies on the Psycholinguistics of Dialogue 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.

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
  • Language Comprehension
  • Human Sociality and Language
  • Cognitive Effort
  • Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Research Projects and Workshops

Ad-hoc Reviewer

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

Media Coverage

Long Term Internship 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)