Timo Roettger

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Academic interests

I'm a cognitive scientist with a focus on sound patterns of human language. My research interests centre around the question of how multi-dimensional, continuous aspects of speech can be related to discrete behavioural observations and cognitive representations. I attempt to answer this question by investigating how communicative functions are physically encoded during speech production, how and when aspects of the speech signal are retrieved during speech perception and processing, and how language users learn and generalise these patterns. One common methodological theme that runs throughout my work is the critical assessment of experimental design and a strong commitment to quantitative methods, statistical models and open science. For more information, publications and resources, visit my personal website.


  • Associate Professor of General Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, since 2020.
  • 2020: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Cognitive Sciences at the University of Osnabrück
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University.
  • 2016-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Linguistics - Phonetics at the University of Cologne.
  • July 2016: PhD in Linguistics. Department of Linguistics - Phonetics at the University of Cologne.


Tags: Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Phonetics, Phonology

Selected publications

(see my personal website for more)

Roettger, Timo B. (2019). Researcher degrees of freedom in phonetic researchJournal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 10(1).

Roettger, Timo B. & Franke, Michael (2019). Evidential strength of intonational cues and rational adaptation to (un-)reliable intonationCognitive Science, 43: e12745.

Roettger, Timo B., Winter, Bodo, Kirby, James, Grawunder, Sven, & Grice, Martine (2014). Assessing incomplete neutralization of final devoicing in GermanJournal of Phonetics, 43: 11-25.

Published Dec. 3, 2020 10:43 AM - Last modified Dec. 14, 2020 9:35 AM