My name is Kathrin Feindt, I live in Kiel, Germany, and with my current role as a postdoctoral researcher, I support the DFG-funded project “Sound Patterns and Linguistic Structures at the Transition Space in Conversation” at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel. In this, we investigate the most important intonational patterns leading to speaker change cross-linguistically with German as well as Swedish speakers.
I was born near Hamburg and spent a year in Irelandbeforer beginning my linguistic studies at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. I graduated with a M.A in German Linguistics after finishing my B.A in English Studies and General Linguistics. After my M.A, I moved back to my hometown to pursue my academic career at the University of Hamburg. In August 2021, I passed my doctoral dissertation.

Research Areas

Phonetics, Phonology, Phonological Development, Third Language Acquisition, Multilingualism, Conversational Analysis


August 2021: Filled with joy as I just passed my doctoral thesis. The defense was very exciting and the discussion open many new ideas for future projects. I would like to thank my partner and my family for their support and for making this day even more special.

July 2021: We were finally able to hold our CuTLi conference which we needed to postpone due to the pandemic. Thanks to the presenters for their contributions and the organising team for the amazing work.  

March 2021: Extremely happy to start my new position as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kiel. I’m very excited to be part of this great project from Prof. Dr. Margaret Zellers:

January 2021: I submitted my PhD thesis! This is a big day in my life and a very important step for my academic career. Really looking forward to my defense.

June 2020: I am happy to see my first Blog post going public, explaining why pouncing a foreign language is so hard. You can find it here: BLOMBI

Mai 2020: Due to the Corona Pandemic we took the hard decision to postpone CuTLi 2020.

Contact Me

Kathrin Feindt
Institut für Skandinavistik, Frisistik und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Leibnizstraße 8, Kiel 24118