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Tabea Thies M.A.

Institut für Linguistik - Phonetik

Herbert-Lewin-Str. 6
D-50931
Köln

E-Mail: tabea.thies@uni-koeln.de
Telefon: (+49) 0221 - 470 7047
Fax: (+49) 0221 - 470 5938

Projects

Ongoing

  • PhD: Effects of levodopa and deep brain stimulation on speech dynamics in patients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain Modulation and Speech Motor Control – Tiefen Hirnstimulation
  • SFB 1252 – Prominence in Language - Project A04: Dynamic modelling of prosodic prominence

Previous

  • DASS II - Degrees of Activation and Focus-Background Structure in Spontaneous Speech – The Relation between Prosodic Marking and Syntactic and Semantic Structure Building.
  • SFB 1252: Prominence in Language - Project A01: Intonation and attention orienting: Neurophysiological and behavioural correlates

Awards

Fakultätspreis der Universität zu Köln (Philosophische Fakultät): für die Bachelorarbeit zum Thema: Eine akustisch-artikulatorische Analyse der Sprechmotorik bei Essentiellen Tremorpatienten mit Tiefer Hirnstimulation.

Grants and Scholarships

  • 04/2022 - 03/2023: Mercator-Stipendium bei der a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne
  • 03/2020: Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS) – Travel grant for workshop participation: 2nd Workshop on Speech Perception and Production across the Lifespan, 30 – 31 March, 2020, London, UK
  • 09/2019: DAAD Reisestipendium, MDS congress, 22-26 September, 2019, Nizza, Frankreich
  • 04/2019 - 03/2022: Promotionsstipendium der a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne (Integrated Track)
  • 02/2019: Reisestipendium der a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne im Rahmen des DAAD geförderten Programms: “a.r.t.e.s. international – for all", HISPhonCog 2019, 24-25 Mai, Seoul, Korea
  • 07/2018: Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS) - Grant for the organization of the Workshop on respiratory movement measures in speech, 2-3 Juli 2018, Köln, Deutschland
  • 04/2018: ALP Student Travel Grant for conference participation „LabPhon16“, 19-22 Juni 2018, Lissabon, Portugal

Teaching

2019
  • Vorlesung (im WS): Phonetik und Phonologie II
2016-2018
  • Übung (im SS): Phonetik und Phonologie I
  • Tutorium (im WS): Phonetik und Phonologie II
  • Workshop bei der KinderUni: Unsere Stimme

Memberships

  • Association for Laboratory Phonology (ALP)
  • Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS)
  • International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS)

Publications

Research Articles

  • Becker, J., Thies, T., Petry-Schmelzer, J. N., Dembek, T. A., Reker, P., Mücke, D., Grice, M., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Fink, G. & M.T. Barbe. (2020). The effects of thalamic and posterior subthalamic deep brain stimulation on speech in patients with essential tremor – a prospective, randomized, doubleblind crossover study. Brain and Language. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104724
  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Lowit, A., Kalbe, E., Steffen, J. & M.T. Barbe. (2020). Prominence marking in Parkinsonian speech and its correlation with motor abilities and cognition. Neuropsychologia. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.107306
  • Reker, P., Thies, T., Josten, A., Steffen, J., Dafsari, H.S., Visser-Vandewalle, V. & M.T. Barbe (2019). Evaluation of a German version of the Bain and Findley Tremor ADL Scale. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.09.024
  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D., Thies, T., & M. T. Barbe (2019). Coordination patterns in Essential Tremor patients with Deep Brain Stimulation: Syllables with low and high complexity. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 10(1), 6.
    DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/labphon.141

Conference Proceedings

  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D., Thies, T. & M.T. Barbe. (2019). Intragestural variation in natural sentence production: Essential Tremor patients treated with DBS. Interspeech 2019, 15-19 September 2019, Graz, Austria.
  • Thies, T., Röhr, C.T., Baumann, S. & M. Grice. (2017). Prosodic Marking of Information Status in Picture Story Descriptions. Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-Speaking Countries, P&P 13, Sept 28-29, 2017. HU: Berlin
  • Röhr, C.T., Thies, T., Baumann, S. & Grice, M. (2016). Prosodic marking of Information Status in Task-Oriented Dialogues. Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-Speaking Countries, P&P 12, Oct 13-14, 2016, München: LMU.
  • Thies, T., Hermes, A. & Mücke, D. (2016). Coordination Deficits in Essential Tremor Patients with Deep Brain Stimulation. Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-Speaking Countries, P&P 12, Oct 13-14, 2016, München: LMU.

Oral and poster presentations

2020
  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Dano, R. & M.T. Barbe. (accepted). Correlation between levodopa response and acoustic parameters of prominence marking as well as tongue body movements in patients with Parkinson’s disease. 12th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2020, December 14 –  17, 2020, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Dano, R. & M.T. Barbe. (accepted). Levodopa induced changes of tongue body movements during speech production. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, September 12-16, 2020Philadelphia, USA.
  • Jergas, H., Petry-Schmelzer, J. N., Thies, T., Steffen, J., Dafsari, H.S., Mücke, D., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Dembek, T.A. & M.T. Barbe. (accepted). Increased Syllable Duration as a Marker for Dysarthria in Essential Tremor Patients with Deep Brain Stimulation. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, September 12-16, 2020, Philadelphia, USA.

  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Dano, R. & M.T. Barbe. (2020). The impact of levodopa on acoustic parameters of prominence marking and tongue body movements in patients with Parkinson’s disease. 2nd Workshop on Speech Perception and Production across the Lifespan, March 30 – 31, 2020, London: UCL, UK. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3732383

2019
  • Thies, T., Eichholz, J., Mücke, D. & M.T. Barbe. (2019). Comparing speech motor control and motor impairment in fast syllable repetition tasks in patients with Parkinson’s disease with mild dysarthria. Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-Speaking Countries, P&P 15, Sept 26-27, 2019, Düsseldorf: HHU, Germany.

  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Lowit, A., Steffen, J., Kalbe, E. & M.T. Barbe. (2019). Influence of cognitive abilities on prominence production in mild dysarthric patients with Parkinson’s disease. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, September 22-26, 2019, Nice, France.

  • Reker, P., Schnitzler, S., Thies, T., Josten, A., Becker, J., Steffen, J., Wirths, J., Dafsari, H., Visser-Vandewalle & M.T. Barbe. (2019). ADL impairment and quality of life in patients with essential tremor. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, September 22-26, 2019, Nice, France.

  • Jergas, H., Petry-Schmelzer, J. N., Becker, J., Thies, T., Steffen, J., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Dembek, T. A. & M.T. Barbe. (2019). The origin of stimulation-induced dysarthria in ET patients after VIM/PSA-DBS: Atactic, spastic or both?. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, September 22-26, 2019, Nice, France.

  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D., Thies, T., & M.T. Barbe. (2019). Intragestural variation in natural sentence production: Essential Tremor patients treated with DBS. 20th Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, September 15-19, 2019, Graz, Austria.

  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Lowit, A., Kalbe, E., Steffen, J. & M.T. Barbe. (2019). Cognitive skills and prominence production: Highlighting prominent elements in the speech of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language, May 24-25, 2019, Seoul, Korea.

2018
  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Auris, B., Steffen, J. & M.T. Barbe. (2018). The Expression of Prosodic Prominence in Parkinsonian Speech. 2nd International Conference “Prominence in Language”, July 11-13, 2018, Cologne, Germany.

  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Auris, B, Lowit, A & M.T. Barbe. (2018). Prosodic prominence in Parkinsonian Speech: A dynamical approach. 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, June 19-22, 2018, Lisboa, Portugal.

2017
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A. & T. Thies (2017). Discrete categories and continuous speech dynamics in typical and atypical speech: How much variability is tolerated by the phonological system? Oral presentation at IPS Workshop Abstraction, Diversity, and Speech Dynamics, May 3-5, 2017, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany.

  • Hermes, A., Mücke D. & T. Thies (2017). Conflicting demands of complex timing patterns in Essential Tremor patients: When the realisation of a phonological constituent breaks down. Oral presentation at 14th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP), February 20-22, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Thies, T., Becker, J. & M.T. Barbe (2017). The loss of complex coupling modes in speech dynamics: An EMA study on Essential Tremor patients. 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, July 5-8, 2017, Groningen, Netherlands.

  • Thies, T., Hermes, A. & D. Mücke (2017). Atypical speech production of Essential Tremor Patients. Poster presentation at 5th International Winterschool on Speech Perception and Production: Learning and Memory, January 9 -13, 2017, Chorin, Germany.

2016
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A. & T. Thies (2016). Variability in the production of syllables in typical and atypical speech: gradient or categorical? 3rd Conference on Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation, September 21-24, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Invited Talks

  • Thies, T. (2019). Sprachstörungen bei Morbus Parkinson. 13. Patienten-Seminar Morbus Parkinson, September 6, 2019, Cologne, Germany.

  • Thies, T. & D. Mücke (2018). Influencing Factors on the Production of Prosodic Prominence in Parkinsonians. Research Colloquium IfL Phonetic, 16 July 2018, Cologne, Germany.

  • Thies, T. (2018). Atypical Speech: Acoustics in Parkinsonians. Workshop on “Language and Dynamic Representations”, PCCM 5, 29-31 May 2018, Paris Diderot, France.