Akademische Rätin a.z. (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Agnieszka Ewa Krautz


L15, 1-6, 3. Stock, Raum 309


Postal Address

Universität Mannheim
Anglistische Linguistik
Schloss EW 266
68131 Mannheim 


+49 (0)621 181-2688
+49 (0)621 181-2336



Office hour

Tue 2pm-4pm


Short CV   l    Research Interests   l      Teaching and Tasks    l     Publications

Current Projects   l    Supervised BA and MA theses


Short CV

  • 2018         Habilitation candidate, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2010 - 2013  Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics, King's College, London, UK
  • 2011 - 2012  visiting Ph.D. student, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2002 - 2007  M.A. in Ethnolinguistics, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
  • 2005 - 2006  M.Phil. in Psychology and Education, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • 2001 - 2004 B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland 

Research Interests

  • bilingualism / multilingualism
  • mental lexicon
  • conceptual representation and processing
  • language and cognition
  • second language acquisition 

Teaching and Tasks

  • Introduction to English Linguistics (HWS 2015, HWS 2016, HWS 2017, HWS 2018)
  • Quantitative Research in Linguistics (FSS 2014, FSS 2015, FSS 2016, FSS 2017)
  • Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism (FSS 2014, FSS 2015, FSS 2016, FSS 2017)
  • Language and Cognition (HWS 2014, HWS 2015, HWS 2016, HWS 2017)
  • Semantics (HWS 2015, HWS 2016, HWS 2017)
  • Mental lexicon (HWS 2018)


  • Tytus, A. E. (2018) Active and Dormant Languages in the Multilingual Mental Lexicon, International Journal of Multilingualism, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2018.1502295 

  • Tytus, A. E. (2018) The Representation of Trilingual Lexico-semantic Memory: Insights from Translation and Picture-recognition Task. L3 2018 Conference Proceedings; Print ISSN: 2251-3566, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-3574 (Best Paper Award)

  • Tytus, A. E. (2017) Asymmetrical Priming Effects: An Exploration of Trilingual German-English-French Lexico-semantic Memory. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28669038

  • Thoma, D. & Tytus, A. E. (2017) How Cross-Linguistic Differences in the Grammaticalization of Future Time Reference Influence Intertemporal Choices. Cognitive Science, 1-27, DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12525

  • Tytus, A. E. (2017) Asymmetrical Priming Effects: An Exploration of Trilingual German-English-French Lexico-semantic Memory. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, DOI: 10.1007/s10936-017-9512-0

  • Tytus, A. E. & Rundblad, G. (2017) Cross-linguistic Semantic Transfer in Bilingual Chinese-English Speakers. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, DOI:10.1111/ijal.12174

  • Cavar, F. & Tytus, A. E. (2017) Moral Judgment and the Foreign Language Effect; When the Foreign Language Becomes the Second Language. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2017.1304397

  • Davydova, J., Tytus, A. E., & Schleef, E. (2017) Attitudes of English Language Learners towards Certain Characteristic of Language Use. Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences

  • Mijatović, M. & Tytus, A. E. (2016) The Bi-personal Bilingual: a Study of the Bilingual Perceived Feeling of a Changed Self? International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2016.1248373 

  • Tytus, A. E. (2016) Rising to the Bilingual Challenge; Self-reported Experiences of Managing Life with Two Languages. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2016.1153598 

  • Tytus, A. E. & Rundblad, G. (2016) Cross-language Priming as a Means of Investigating Bilingual Conceptual Representations: A Comparison of Visual and Auditory Modality. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, http://doi.org/10.1075/lab.14020.tyt   

  • Tytus, A.E. (2014) Can Psycholinguistics Inform Second Language Learning? Educational Implications Arising from the Shared Asymmetrical Model. CORERJ: Cambridge Open-Review Educational Research e/Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1: http://corerj.educ.cam.ac.uk/currentissue/v1n1_2014/Tytus2014_v1_n1_Can_psycholinguistics_inform_second_language_learning_K.pdf

  • Rundblad, G., Tytus, A., Knapton, O., and Tang, C. (eds.) 2014 Selected Papers from the 4th Cognitive Linguistics Conference. London: UK Cognitive Linguistics Association. (ISSN 2046/9144)

  • Rundblad ,G., Tang, C., Knapton ,O., Ragain, L., Myzer, M., Tytus, A., Breedlove, J., & Cooke, R. (2013) Consumer Perceptions and Attitudes Toward EDCs and PPCPs in Drinking Water, Water Research Foundation: abstract- www.waterrf.org/Pages/Projects.aspx?PID=4323

  • Tytus, A.E. & Pepper, D. (2013) Building a Culture of Achievement through the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE): Case study available online: http://keyconet.eun.org/project-results/case-studies

  • Tytus, A.E. (2013) The Processing and Representation of the Bilingual Chinese-English Mental Lexicon. An unpublished dissertation. King's College, London. http://books.google.de/books/about/The_Processing_and_Representation_of_the.html?id=b0zRoAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y


Current Projects

  • Crowdsourcing Mega-study of the Picture Naming Norms - collaboration with Dr. Emmanuel Keuleers, Tilburg University, the Netherlands; project supported by a research grant from the Fritz Thyssen Stifung
  • How to Successfully Master the Knowledge of Three Languages: an Investigation of the Multilingual Lexico-semantic Memory
  • Impact of Future Time Reference on Monetary Intertemporal Choices - collaboration with Dr. Dieter Thoma, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Bilingual Emotionality: Perception of Endearments, Swear Words, and Empathy


Supervised BA and MA theses

(selected titles from 32 successfully completed projects)

  • Why do some bi- and multilinguals feel like a different person when using their different languages?
  • Multilingualism in Professional Football
  • The Influence of Language on Decision Making- A Theoretical and Empirical Approach to Language Effects of English Proficiency on Intertemporal Choices
  • Perceptions of Bilingualism: Investigating Code-Switching and Language Interference
  • Moral judgment in a first and second language of successive language learners
  • Cognition and the Terms of Color: A Survey of Russian and German Native Speakers on the Perception of the Color Blue
  • First Language Attrition - Does English as a Second Language Influence German Categorization of Drinking Containers?
  • Language Effects in Bilingual Advertising: An Investigation of Emotionality and Attitudes towards Advertisement
  • The Anchor Contraction Effect at Different Levels of Second-Language Proficiency
  • Does Age Really Matter? - The Impact of Age of Acquisition on Second Language Learning; a Container Study







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