Dr. Susanne Fuchs, Head of Research Area 1 Laboratory Phonology, has been included in the international excellence portal for female scientists AcademiaNet. She was nominated by the Leibniz Association.
The main focus of Susanne Fuchs' research are the biopsychosocial foundations of speech and language and their multimodal manifestations in human interactions. In more recent works, Susanne Fuchs is increasingly considering the situational context, such as simultaneous speech and movement, and she tries to apply her results to everyday situations. She follows theories of embodiment without losing sight of other approaches.
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