Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache
R 5, 6-13, Büro 3.08
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.
- 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
- Processing and Interpretation of Turn-Timing in Conversation (InterTurn) (IDS Mannheim, 2023-2025)
- Social Interaction with Language Assistants (w/ Henrike Helmer, IDS Mannheim, 2022-2027)
- X-Student Research Group on Language Comprehension in Dialogue (Berlin University Alliance, 2021-2022)
- The Role of the Current Speaker in Conversational Turn Taking – Theoretical, Experimental, and Corpus Linguistic Perspectives on Speaker Contributions to Aligned Turn-Timing (14/15 January 2021)
- Workshop on The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives. (w/ Mingya Liu, 43th annual conference of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS), University of Freiburg, Germany, 23.-26.02.2021)
- Symposium on Natural Language Conditionals and Conditional Reasoning. (w/ Mingya Liu, Annal Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP), University of Leipzig, Germany, 30.08.-02.09.2021)
- Cognitive Science
- Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
- Discourse Processes
- Frontiers in Psychology
- Glossa Psycholinguistics
- Trends in Hearing
- Journal of Phonetics
- Frontiers in Communication
- Discourse Studies
- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences
- Guest in Audible's Podcast Babylonische Verhältnisse, episode on Language and the Brain and in Interaction (paywall, but free trial)
- Volksrant Interview (in Dutch): Mathias Barthel onderzocht hoe we converseren (paywall)
see English translation here: Radboud Recharge - How do we converse
- HU Presseportal: Timing ist alles
- Volkskrant science review article (in Dutch): 5 tips om beter te liusteren (5 tips for better listening) (paywall)
- MPI News: Mathias Barthel defends his Ph.D thesis "Speech Planning in Dialogue"
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