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Education

2011-

PhD studies at the University of California, Merced, Dept. of Cognitive and Information Sciences

2010/11

Doctoral Fellowship at the Phonetics laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Dept. of Linguistics

2010

M.A., Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2006

Magister studies (general linguistics, phonetics, philosophy); University of Cologne

Journal papers

Röttger, T., Winter, B., Grawunder, S., Kirby, J., & Grice, M. (in press). Assessing the incomplete neutralization of final devoicing in German.

Brown, L., Winter, B., Idemaru, K., & Grawunder, S. (under review). Phonetics and politeness: Perceiving Korean Honorific and non-honorific speech through phonetic cues.

Winter, B., Perlman, M., & Matlock, T. (under review). Using space to talk and gesture about numbers: Evidence from the TV News Archive.

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Winter, B., & Matlock, T. (2013). Reasoning based on similarity and proximity. Metaphor & Symbol, 28:4, 219-232.

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Lancia, L., & Winter, B. (2013). The interaction between competition, learning and habituation dynamics in speech perception. Laboratory Phonology, 4:1, 221-257.

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Bentz, C., & Winter, B. (2013). Languages with more second language learners tend to lose nominal case. Language Dynamics & Change, 3:1, 1-27.    [dataset]   [R script]

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Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2012). The phonetic profile of Korean formality. Journal of Phonetics, 40, 808-815.   [dataset]   [R script]

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Huette, S., Winter, B., Matlock, T., & Spivey, M. J. (2012). Processing motion implied in language: eye-movement differences during aspect comprehension. Cognitive Processing, 13:1, 193-197.

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Winter, B., & Bergen, B. (2012). Language comprehenders represent object distance both visually and auditorily: Evidence for the immersed experiencer view. Language and Cognition, 4:1, 1-16.   [E1 data]   [E2 data]

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Winter, B. (2010). A note on the higher phylogeny of Austronesian. Oceanic Linguistics, 49:1, 282- 287.   [response by Lauren Sagart]

Book chapters and proceedings papers

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Matlock, T. & Winter, B. (upcoming). Experimental semantics. In B. Heine & H. Narrog (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis.

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Winter, B. & Matlock, T. (upcoming). Creativity and the sensorimotor grounding of mathematics. In Borkent, M., Dancygier, M., & Hinnell, J. (Eds.), Language and the Creative Mind. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

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Winter, B. & Thompson, G., & Urban, M. (in press). Cognitive factors motivating the evolution of word meanings: Evidence from corpora, behavioral data and encyclopedic network structure. 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language.

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Winter, B. & Matlock, T. (2013). More is up... and right: Random number generation along two axes. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3789-3974). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

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Falke, J., Winter, B. & Spivey, M. J. (2013). Candle-candle-candle-candy: Continuous attraction towards previously seen phonological competitors. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2261-2266). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

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Winter, B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2012). Robustness as a design feature of speech communication. In: Scott-Phillips, T. C., Tamariz, M., Cartmill, E. A., & Hurford, J. R. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (pp. 384-391). New Jersey: World Scientific.

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Bentz, C., & Winter, B. (2012). The impact of L2 speakers on the evolution of case marking. In: Scott-Phillips, T. C., Tamariz, M., Cartmill, E. A., & Hurford, J. R. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (pp. 58-63). New Jersey: World Scientific.

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Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2011). The polite voice in Korean: searching for acoustic correlates of contaymal and panmal. In: Sohn, H.-M., Cook, H. M., O'Grady, W., Serafim, L.A., & Cheon, S.-Y. (Eds.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics 19 (pp. 419-431). Stanford: CSLI.

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Winter, B., & Röttger, T. (2011). The nature of incomplete neutralization in German. Glazer Linguistische Studien, 76, 55-74.

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Winter, B. (2011). Pseudoreplication in phonetic research. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Science (pp. 2137-2140). Hong Kong, August 2011.

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Röttger, T., Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2011). The robustness of incomplete neutralization in German. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Science (pp. 1722-1725). Hong Kong, August 2011.   [response by Klaus Kohler]

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Grawunder, S., Winter, B., & Atoyebi, J. (2011). Voicing of labiovelar stops in Yoruba. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Science (pp. 767-770). Hong Kong, August 2011.

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Aralova, N., Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2011). The acoustic correlates of tongue root vowel harmony in Even (Tungusic). Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Science (pp. 240-243). Hong Kong, August 2011.

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Winter, B. (2010). The moving target argument and the speed of evolution. In: Smith, A.D., Schouwstra, M., de Boer, B., & Smith, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (pp. 352-359). New Jersey: World Scientific.

Grama, J., & Winter, B. (2010). The duality of a homosexual epithet in sports. Proceedings of the Annual Language, Linguistics and Literature graduate student conference at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

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Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2010). Acoustic correlates of politeness: Prosodic and voice quality measures in polite and informal speech of Korean and German speakers. Speech Prosody 2010.

Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2009). The Physics of Politeness: Approaching Korean politeness from a phonetic perspective. Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe, Leiden, Netherlands.

Conference talks

Winter, B., Thompson, G., & Urban, M. (2014, upcoming). Cognitive factors motivating the evolution of word meanings: Evidence from corpora, behavioral data and encyclopedic network structure. 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Vienna, April 2014.

Winter, B. (2014, upcoming). Neutral spaces and the evolvability of spoken language. 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language; Satellite workshop on evolution of signals, speech and signs. Vienna, April 2014.

Winter, B., Perlman, M., & Matlock, T. (2014, upcoming). Tiny numbers are actually tiny: Precision grips map onto implied quantity. 6th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies. San Diego, July 2014.

Falke, J., Winter, B., & Spivey, M. J. (2013). Candy-candy-candy-candle: Continuous attraction toward previously seen phonological competitors. 2nd Cognition and Language Workshop. Santa Barbara, September 2013.

Winter, B., Perlman, M., & Matlock, T. (2013). How do people talk and gesture about numbers?: Evidence from TV News Casts. 6th Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference. Potsdam, August 2013.

Winter, B., & Matlock, T. (2013). Testing SIMILARITY IS PROXIMITY in realistic reasoning situations. 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Edmonton, Canada, July 2013.

Coe, C., & Winter, B. (2013). ARGUMENT IS WAR Metaphors in Current Politics. 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Edmonton, Canada, July 2013.

Winter, B., & Matlock, T. (2012). More is bigger: Physical size in mental arithmetic. 11th Annual Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language Conference. Vancouver, May 2012.

Winter, B., & Christiansen, M. (2012). Robustness as a design feature of speech communication. 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Kyoto, March 2012.

Bentz, C., & Winter, B. (2012). The impact of L2 speakers on the evolution of case marking. 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Kyoto, March 2012.

Winter, B. (2011). Pseudoreplication in phonetic research. International Congress of Phonetic Science. Hong Kong, August 2011.

Röttger, T., Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2011). The robustness of incomplete neutralization in German. International Congress of Phonetic Science. Hong Kong, August 2011.

Grawunder, S., Winter, B., & Atoyebi, J. (2011). Voicing of labiovelar stops in Yoruba. International Congress of Phonetic Science. Hong Kong, August 2011.

Aralova, N., Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2011). The acoustic correlates of tongue root vowel harmony in Even (Tungusic). International Congress of Phonetic Science. Hong Kong, August 2011.

Huette, S., Winter, B., Matlock, T., & Spivey, M. J. (2011). Spatiotemporal Fixation Differences on a Blank Screen During Aspect Comprehension. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Stanford, March 2011.

Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2010). The Frequency Code revisited: Are the universalist claims substantiated? Conference on Phonetic Universals. Leipzig, October 2010.

Winter, B. (2010). The moving target argument and the speed of evolution. 8th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, Utrecht, April 2010.

Grama, J., & Winter, B. (2010). The duality of a homosexual epithet in sports. The Annual Language, Linguistics and Literature graduate student conference at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Honolulu, April, 2010.

Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2009). The polite voice in Korean: Searching for acoustic correlates of contaymal and panmal. 19th Japanese/Korean linguistics conference. Honolulu, November, 2009.

Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2009). The physics of politeness: Approaching Korean politeness from a phonetic perspective. 24th Conference of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe. Leiden, June 2009.

Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2009). The Physics of Politeness: Approaching Korean Politeness from a Phonetic Perspective. 31. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft. Osnabrück, March 2009.

Conference poster presentations

Winter, B. (2014, upcoming). Speech is characterized by robustness, neutrality and evolvability. 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Vienna, April 2014.

Winter, B., Thompson, G., & Urban, M. (2014, upcoming). Synchronic reflections of the evolution of word meanings. Nijmegen Lecture Series poster session. Nijmegen, January 2014.

Matlock, T., Bergmann, T., Banks, C., Perlman, M., & Winter, B. (2014, upcoming). The TV News archive: An innovative new tool for gesture research. 6th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies. San Diego, July 2014.

Coe, C., Winter, B., & Matlock, T. (2013). Argument is War metaphors in current politics. 2nd Cognition and Language Workshop. Santa Barbara, September 2013.

Winter, B. & Matlock, T. (2013). More is up.... and right: Random number generation along two axes. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, August 2013.

Falke, J., Winter, B., & Spivey, M. J. (2013). Candle-candle-candle-candy: Continuous attraction towards previously seen phonological competitors. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, August 2013.

Winter, B., & Matlock, T. (2013). Reasoning about Similarity and Proximity. 6th Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference. Potsdam, August 2013.

Röttger, T. B., Winter, B., Kirby, J., & Grice, M. (2012). Incomplete Neutralization - a cognitive artifact of lexical co-activation? The 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Stuttgart, July 2012.

Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2010). Finale Dehnung und Verzögerungssignale in koreanischen Höflichkeitsregistern. P&P Phonetik und Phonologie. Frankfurt, October 2010.

Huette, S., Winter, B., Matlock, T., & Spivey, M. J. (2010). The time course of perceptual simulation in the comprehension of aspect. CSDL / ESLP. San Diego, September 2010.

Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2010). Acoustic correlates of politeness: Prosodic and voice quality measures in polite and informal speech of Korean and German speakers. Speech Prosody. Chicago, May 2010.

Winter, B., & Bergen, B. (2010). Simulation of visual and auditory distance in sentence processing. CUNY 2010, Conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, March 2010.

Winter, B., & Bergen, B. (2009). Language-driven mental simulation of distance. 15th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing. Barcelona, September 2009.

Invited talks / internal talks

2013

Categorical perception is not that categorical. University of Arizona, Dept. of Linguistics.

2012

Recent experimental approaches to Conceptual Metaphor Theory. HumTec, Natural Media and Engineering Aachen.

2012

Robustness as a design principle of phonetic systems. Institute of Phonetics, University of Cologne.

2012

Languages with many second language speakers tend to have reduced case systems. Department of General Linguistics, University of Cologne.

2012

Languages with many second language speakers tend to have reduced case systems. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

2011

The nature of incomplete neutralization in German. Invited talk, Institute of Phonetics, University of Cologne, May 2011.

2011

Recent topics in simulation semantics. Invited talk, HumTec, Natural Media and Engineering, Aachen, April 2011.

2010

Die Robustheit linguistischer Kommunikation. Studentische Tagung für Sprachwissenschaft, (XLVIII. StuTS), Potsdam, November 2010.

2010

The phonetic profile of Korean politeness. Internal talk at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Dept. of Linguistics, Leipzig, November 2010.

2010

Robustness as a design feature of language. Linguistics tuesday seminar series of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Honolulu, May 2010.

Grants, awards and scholarships

2013

Linguistic Society of America Institute Fellowship

2013

APA Travel Grant for the Advanced Training Institute on Non-Linear Methods for Psychological Science

2012

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

2012

UC Merced Graduate Research Council, Summer Fellowship

2012

UC Merced Spring Graduate Division General Fellowship

2012

Student Travel Support, 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language

2012

Graduate Research Council, UC Merced, Travel Grant

2010

Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2010

Travel Grant of the Studienstiftung Deutsches Volk #3

2010

Endowment Fund, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2009

Student Travel Grant of the Association of Korean Studies

2009

Travel Grant of the Studienstiftung Deutsches Volk #2

2009

Travel Grant of the Studienstiftung Deutsches Volk #1

2008

External Funding for Acoustic Correlates of Politeness by ThyssenKrupp Technologies

2007

5-year Scholarship of the Studienstiftung Deutsches Volk