Prof. Holger Mitterer

Prof. Holger Mitterer

Prof. Holger Mitterer


Associate Professor

Department of Cognitive Science
Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences
Holger Mitterer obtained his Master's degree from the Universities of Bielefeld (Germany) and Leiden (The Netherlands) before doing his PhD at the Faculty for Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). After completing his PhD with a "cum laude" distinction in 2013, he was fortunate enough to get a position at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

There, in the Language Comprehension Group headed by Anne Cutler, he started as a post-doc and stayed for 9 years, becoming a project coordinator. During this time, he was a prolific author in journals from the field of cognitive science, phonetics, linguistics, and neuroscience.

He started his position at the University of Malta, teaching in the newly founded department of Cognitive Science, and continued to publish in various journals. Based on this record, he become an asscoiate editor of the "Labortatory Phonology"(2013-2018) and currently is the (joined) Editor-in-Chief of Language and Speech.
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Phonetics

MITTERER, H., 2018. Not all geminates are created equal: Evidence from Maltese glottal consonants. Journal of Phonetics, 66, pp. 28-44.

MITTERER, H., REINISCH, E. and MCQUEEN, J.M., 2018. Allophones, not phonemes in spoken-word recognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 98, pp. 77-92.

MITTERER, H. and REINISCH, E., 2015. Letters don’t matter: No effect of orthography on the perception of conversational speech. Journal of Memory and Language, 85, pp. 116-134.

MITTERER, H., SCHARENBORG, O. and MCQUEEN, J.M., 2013. Phonological abstraction without phonemes in speech perception. Cognition, 129(2), pp. 356-361.

BROUWER, S., MITTERER, H. and HUETTIG, F., 2012. Speech reductions change the dynamics of competition during spoken word recognition. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(4), pp. 539-571.

SJERPS, M.J., MITTERER, H. and MCQUEEN, J.M., 2011. Listening to different speakers: On the time-course of perceptual compensation for vocal-tract characteristics. Neuropsychologia, 49(14), pp. 3831-3846.

MITTERER, H. and MCQUEEN, J.M., 2009. Foreign subtitles help but native-language subtitles harm foreign speech perception. PloS one, 4(11), pp. e7785.

MITTERER, H. and DE RUITER, J.P., 2008. Recalibrating color categories using world knowledge. Psychological Science, 19(7), pp. 629-634.

MITTERER, H. and ERNESTUS, M., 2008. The link between speech perception and production is phonological and abstract: Evidence from the shadowing task. Cognition, 109(1), pp. 168-173.

MITTERER, H. and ERNESTUS, M., 2006. Listeners recover/t/s that speakers reduce: Evidence from/t/-lenition in Dutch. Journal of Phonetics, 34(1), pp. 73-103.

MITTERER, H. and BLOMERT, L., 2003. Coping with phonological assimilation in speech perception: Evidence for early compensation. Perception & psychophysics, 65(6), pp. 956-969.

  • CGS5020 - Psycholinguistics
  • CGS5041 - Research Methods in Cognitive Science
  • CGS5051 - Language in Use
  • CGS5065 - Applied Methods in Cognitive Science
  • LIN3301 - Experimental Psycholinguistics