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Dr. JANA NEITSCH (née Schlegel)


Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Stuttgart

Department of English Linguistics (IfLA)



email: jana@neitsch.com

office hours: by appointment

Hello and welcome to my homepage,
My name is Jana Neitsch and I earned my PhD in general linguistics at the University of Konstanz in 2019 with special focus on phonetics, phonology, and psycholinguistics. In my thesis, I investigated the prosodic characteristics of rhetorical questions compared to string-identical information-seeking questions in German in both production and perception.
Meanwhile, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern Denmark and I investigate hate speech on social media platforms. I am particularly interested in the perception of written vs. spoken hate speech and the prosodic characteristics of spoken hate speech. To this end, I analysed participants' biosignals in terms of physiological reactions (e.g., heart rate, breathing, skin conductance response, EEG).

In 2021, I started to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stuttgart and I am involved in athe writing process of a CRC (Collaborative Research Centre).