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PD Dr. Katharina J. Rohlfing

Universität Bielefeld
CITEC, Gebäude Q
33615 Bielefeld Germany


Short Vita

  • born 1971 in Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
  • since 1986 in Germany
  • three children: Samuel, Hannah and Jesse

since June 2008

Head of the Emergentist Semantics Group, Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at the Bielefeld University

since October 2007

Member in Scientific Board of the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) Graduate School

since January 2007

Dilthey Fellow within the initiative Focus on the Humanities supported by the Volkswagen Foundation; Project: Educating attention: Symbiosis of language and action

since January 2005

Research Fellow in the Applied Informatics Group, Bielefeld University;

November 2002 - December 2004

Emmy Noether (DFG) and DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow at at the Department of Linguistics and Oriental Languages, San Diego State University (Child Language Lab) with Prof. Soonja Choi, at the Department of Psychology, University of Chicago (Perception and Action Laboratory) with Prof. Bennett Bertenthal and at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University (Child Language Lab) with Prof. Karla McGregor

May - October 2002

Research Fellow in the Applied Informatics Group, Bielefeld University

April 2002

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Bielefeld University. Dissertation: UNDERstanding. How infants acquire the meaning of UNDER and other spatial relational terms

November 2000

Certificate of the opengraduate course "DaF" [German as a Foreign Language] at the University of Kassel

April - June 2000

DAAD visiting scholar Center for Research in Language at the UC San Diego, studying "The Foundation of Mind" by Prof. Dr. Jean M. Mandler and "Introduction to the Cognitive Grammar" by Prof. Dr. Ronald W. Langacker

February 2000

visiting Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, working together with Dr. Angelika Wittek

1999 - 2002

Member of the interdisciplinary (Linguistics and Computer Science) Graduate Program at the Bielefeld University;

1997 - 1998

working together with Prof. Dr. Andreas Bartels and Dr. Daniela Bailer-Jones at the University of Paderborn, Philosophy Department (Project: Models as cognitive tools in science)


M.A. in Linguistics, Philosophy and Media Studies at the University of Paderborn

Teaching Activities

  • "Sprachentwicklung"
  • "Sprache und Lernen"
  • "Praxis der Sprachwissenschaft"
  • "Models of Language Acquisition" with Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
  • "Vom Konzept- zum Spracherwerb"
  • "Gesten kommunizieren Lernen"
  • Projektseminar "Interaktion und Kommunikation mit Kindern"
  • "Mentale Repräsentationen"
  • "Experimentelle Psycholinguistik" with Dr. Eva Belke
  • "Dialogfähigkeit" with Dr. Britta Wrede
  • "Developmental Robotics" with Dr. Stefan Kopp
  • "Social robotics" with Dr. Britta Wrede and Dr. Jannik Fritsch
  • "Evaluation of multimodal systems"
  • "Philosophische Relevanz von Metaphern" with Dr. Daniela Bailer-Jones
  • "Liberalität und Kognition: Spracherwerb und Kinderliteratur" with Prof. Dr. Kai Kauffmann
  • "Social Interactive Play"
  • "Elemente des Kommunikationstrainings im Schulalltag"
  • "Besser Präsentieren"
  • "Erzählstrategien" with Prof. Dr. Friederike Kern

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