Background and activities
I studied Linguistics at the University of Innsbruck (MA) and the University of Birmingham in the UK (MA and PhD) before taking up my current position as a postdoc in the Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab in 2018. My PhD project was on iconic gestures and their interaction with speech during production and comprehension processes.
Currently, I am working on semantic composition using EEG as my main experimental method. More specifically, I am interested in how our brain combines single words in order to make sense of phrases and sentences.
Vulchanova M., Vulchanov V., Fritz I. & Milburn E (2019). Language and perception: introduction to the special issue speakers and listeners in the visual world. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science. 1-10.
Fritz, I., Kita, S., Littlemore, J., & Krott, A. (2019). Information packaging in speech shapes information packaging in gesture: The role of speech planning units in the coordination of speech-gesture production. Journal of Memory and Language, 104, 56-69.
Fritz I., Kita S., Littlemore J., & Krott A. (2015) The Influence of Clause Structure on Gestural Depiction of Motion Events. In G. Ferré, & M. Tutton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th GESPIN - Gesture & Speech in Interaction Conference. Nantes: Université of Nantes, 113-117.