Curriculum vitae

 

2021 Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria

2021 Post-Doc Track fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2018 - 2021 Department of Neuroradiology, Department of Neurology, Section Biomagnetism – “Sound perception between outstanding musical abilities and   auditory dysfunction: The neural basis of individual predisposition, maturation, and learning induced plasticity in a lifespan perspective”

2018 Lecturer at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna. Lessons in Phonetics and Phonology

2017 - 2020 DOC-team fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences “Exploring individual differences in language learning abilities: from linguistic morphology to brain morphology”

2014 - 2020 Freelancer at the University of Vienna, Department of Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning Research

2015 - today Statistical analysis, consultation and data management for various scientific departments and private companies

2016 – 2017 Supervising teacher: Secondary College for Occupations in Service Industries at the private school Sta. Christiana Frohsdorf, Lanzenkirchen

2013 - 2017 Language teacher: Secondary College for Occupations in Service Industries and Vocational School for Nursery School Teachers at the private school Sta. Christiana Frohsdorf, Lanzenkirchen

2015 - 2017 Examination Board: Final Examinations in English, Burgenland

2013 - 2018 Management of English Courses for Final Examinations at Berufsförderungsinstitut (BFI), Oberwart, Hartberg & Gleisdorf)

2011 - 2018 Singing teacher: Speech Level

2011 - 2013 Vocational training with general qualification for university entrance, preparation of English at the WIFI Wien

2011 - 2013 Administration and teacher for the English Berufsreifeprüfung (BRP) at the secondary school at Schottentor, Vienna

2001 - 2004 Hagebau Liebmarkt: Management of the Garden Centers, Gleisdorf

1999 - 2001 Hagebau Niederer: Management of Garden Center; Jennersdorf

1996 - 1999 Market Garden Langer: Fürstenfeld

Public Relations

Science Day (2018) Research and School: Higher Education for Professions in Economy and Education Center for Kindergarten of the School Association Institut Sta. Christiana, Frohsdorf, 2018.

Radio Ö3 (2018) Singing helps with studying: https://oe3.orf.at/stories/2931333/

 Euronews (2016) Foreign languages and the complexities of bilingualism
http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/10/foreign-languages-and-the-complexities-of-bilingualism/

UNI: View Magazin (2015) Why singing helps with language acquisition http://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/forschung/detailansicht/artikel/warum-     singen-beim-sprachenlernen-hilft/

Radio Plays (2013) Tschisas!  https://www.cinemanext.at/film/tschisas

                            @LOVE https://oe1.orf.at/hoerspiel/suche/14676

Music Album (2009) Whenever

 

Scientific cooperations and networks

 

 

Publications

 

2021 Christiner, Markus, Christine Gross, Annemarie Seither-Preisler, and Peter Schneider. “The Melody of Speech: What the Melodic Perception of Speech Reveals About Language Performance and Musical Abilities.Languages 6, no. 3 (2021): 132. doi:10.3390/languages6030132. https://www.mdpi.com/2226-471X/6/3/132.

2021 Sommer-Lolei, S., Korecky-Kröll, K., Christiner, M., & Dressler, W.U.. Acquisition and Processing of (mor)phonotactic consonant clusters in German. To appear in: Experimental, Acquisitional and Corpuslinguistic Approaches to the Study of Morphonotactics, W. U. Dressler, B. Calderone, S. Sommer-Lolei & K. Korecky-Kröll. eds. Vienna: Austrain Academy of Sciences Press. In press.

2020 Christiner, Markus (2020). Musicality and Second Language Acquisition: Singing and Phonetic Language Aptitude. Vienna: University of Vienna. Doctoral thesis.

2019 Zoellner, Simeon, Benner, Jan, Zeidler, Bettina, Seither-Preisler, Annemarie, Christiner, Markus, Seitz, Angelika, Goebel, Rainer, Heinecke, Armin, Wengenroth, Martina, Blatow, Maria & Schneider, Peter (2019). Reduced cortical thickness in Heschl’s gyrus as an in vivo marker for human primary auditory cortex. Human Brain Mapping, Online since 2018/10/27, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24434

2019 Coumel, Marion, Christiner, Markus & Reiterer, Susanne Maria (2019). Second language accent faking ability depends on musical abilities, not on working memory. Frontiers in Psychology 10:257.

2018 Turker, Sabrina, Sommer-Lolei, Sabine & Christiner, Markus (2018). Sprachtalent und Musikgenie – zwei Seiten einer Münze? Zusammenspiel musikalischer und sprachlicher Fähigkeiten durch umsetzungsnahe Ideen im schulischen und familiären Bereich. Journal für Begabtenförderung 2. 53–60.

2018 Seither-Preisler, Annemarie, Turker, Sabrina, Reiterer, Susanne Maria, Christiner, Markus & Schneider, Peter (2018). Neurobiologische Erkenntnisse zum Wechselspiel von musikalischer Begabung und Expertise sowie biografischen Einflüssen im Entwicklungsverlauf. Journal für Begabtenförderung 2, www.studienverlag.at/buecher/5677/journal-fuer-begabtenfoerderung-2-2018/

2018 Christiner, Markus & Reiterer, Susanne Maria (2018). Early Influence of Musical Abilities and Working Memory on Speech Imitation Abilities: Study with Pre-School Children. Brain Sciences, 8(9): 169. doi: 10.3390/brainsci8090169

2018 Schneider, Peter, Benner, Jan, Zeidler, Bettina, Christiner, Markus, Seither-Preisler, Annemarie & Engelmann, Dorte (2018). Audio-und Neuroplastizität der Klangwahrnehmung. Akustik Journal 02:16-30. Online since June 2018, www.dega-akustik.de/fileadmin/degaakustik.de/
publikationen/akustik-journal/18-2/akustik_journal_2018_02_online.pdf#page=16

2018 Christiner, Markus, Rüdegger, Stefanie, & Reiterer, Susanne Maria (2018). Sing Chinese and tap Tagalog? Predicting individual differences in musical and phonetic aptitude using language families differing by sound-typology, International Journal of Multilingualism, 15(4): 455-471. doi: 10.1080/14790718.2018.1424171

2018 Christiner, Markus (2018). Let the Music Speak: Examining the Relationship Between Music and Language Aptitude in Pre-school Children. In: Reiterer Susanne Maria (ed.) Exploring Language Aptitude: Views from Psychology, the Language Sciences, and Cognitive Neuroscience Vol 16 (pp. 149-166). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-91917-1_8

2017 Rüdegger, Stefanie, Christiner, Markus, & Reiterer, Susanne Maria (2017). Musicality and its effects on language aptitude and other cognitive domains in school-age children. In: Anke Sennema (ed.) ÖGSD Tagungsberichte Vol 3 (pp. 34-37).

2016 Christiner, Markus & Reiterer, Susanne Maria (2016). “Music, Song and Speech: a closer look at the interfaces between musicality, singing and individual differences in phonetic language aptitude” in Cognitive individual differences in L2 processing and acquisition, eds. Gisela Granena, Daniel O. Jackson and Yucel Yilmaz (Amsterdam: John Benjamins), 129-154. doi: 10.1075/bpa.307chr

2015 Christiner, Markus & Reiterer, Susanne Maria (2015). A Mozart is not a Pavarotti: singers outperform instrumentalists on foreign accent imitation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9:482, 1-8. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00482

2013 Christiner, Markus & Reiterer, Susanne Maria (2013). Song and speech: examining the link between singing talent and speech imitation ability. Frontiers in Psychology 21 (4), 4:874, 1-11. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00874

 

Scientific conferences

 

2021 Benner, Jan, G. Rus-Oswald, Oana, Bürki, Celine, Reinhardt, Julia, Christiner, Markus, Hofmann, Elke, Schneider, Peter, Stippich, Christoph, Kressig, Reto, Blatow, Maria “The musicians aging brain.” Neuromusic VII Conference (2021), Arhus, Denmark. 18-21 June 2021.

2021  Schöllkopf, Ursula, Ludwig, Alexander, Christiner, Markus, Renner, Julia, Benner, Jan, Schneider, Peter “Auditory-related differences in AD(H)D-subtypes and the influence of music practice.” Neuromusic VII Conference (2021), Arhus, 18-21 June 2021.

2021 Christiner, Markus, Groß, Christine, Renner, Julia, Schneider, Peter “Right-left hemispheric synchronization of the auditory cortex: examining the relationship between P1 and N1 response differences of unfamiliar speech perception and production.” Neuromusic VII Conference (2021), Arhus, Denmark.

2021  Groß, Christine, Bernhofs, Valdis, Markus, Christiner, Schneider, Peter “Neural and Behavioural Correlates of Musical Perception and Performance in Children with attention-deficit disorder (ADD), attention-deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD) and Dyslexia.” Neuromusic VII Conference (2021), Arhus, Denmark.

2019 Zoellner, Simeon, Benner, Jan, Zeidler, Bettina, Seither-Preisler, Annemarie, Christiner, Markus, Seitz, Angelika, Goebel, Rainer, Heinecke, Armin, Wengenroth, Martina, Blatow, Maria & Schneider, Peter “Reduced cortical thickness in Heschl’s gyrus as an in vivo marker for human primary auditory cortex.” Human Brain Mapping Conference (OHBM 2019), Rome, Italy.

2018 Seither-Preisler, A. Christiner, M.: Musical listening mode predicts talent for imitating tonal languages, für: ICMPC15/ESCOM10, Unversitäten Graz (Centre for Systematic Musicology), Montreal, Sydney, La Plata, Graz (Österreich), 25.07.2018.

2018 Intrinsic motivation to sing and musical aptitude boost phonetic foreign language aptitude and working memory capacity in pre-school children (ICPC 2018) at the International Child Phonology Conference Susanne M. Reiterer, Markus Christiner.

2018 Science Day, Höhere Lehranstalt für wirtschaftliche Berufe und Bildungsanstalt für Kindergartenpädagogik des Schulvereins Institut Sta. Christiana, Frohsdorf,: Music and foreign language learning.

2017  “MULT AP: measuring multilingual phonetic aptitude” at the 9th ÖSDG Nachwuchstagung: der wissenschaftliche Nachwuchs im Dialog, 2017, University of Vienna.

2017 Rüdegger, Stefanie; Christiner, Markus and Susanne, Reiterer “Musicality and its effects on language aptitude and other cognitive domains in school-age children at the 9th ÖSDG Nachwuchstagung: der wissenschaftliche Nachwuchs im Dialog, 2017, University of Vienna.

2016 “Music, Song and Speech” at the 10th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism (2016 IAM L3 Conference), University of Vienna.

2016 Christiner, Markus and Reiterer, Susanne. “Aptitude of music and speech imitation from a developmental perspective: a study with kindergarten children” at Psychology of Language Learning 2, University of Jyväskylä, Finnland.

2014 “Song and Speech: Singing ability and Second Language Pronunciation Aptitude”, at the Conference Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning, 2014, Graz.

2014 “A Pavarotti is not a Mozart” at the 24th Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), 2014, York, England.

2014 “Singers’ kinaesthetic ability and its impact on speech imitation”. International Internet Conference on Recent Advances in Cognitive Psychology (IICRACP) 2014, Ostroh, Ukraine.

2013 “How singing ability is linked to language learning” at the 23rd Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), 2013, Amsterdam.

2013 “Song and speech: examining the link between singing talent and speech imitation ability” at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Budapest.

2013 “What singing talent can reveal about your English accent”, Lab Visit Open Day of the Humanities for students, Middle European Cognitive Science programme, Department of English, University of Vienna.

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Scientific projects

 

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