Sarah-Maria Thumbeck

Stipendiatin an der Professur für Angewandte Linguistik mit Schwerpunkt Psycholinguistik (Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft)


Mitarbeitergebäude 1 / Raum 917

Office hours

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Visiting address

Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Sarah-Maria Thumbeck

Doctoral Scholarship of the University of Erfurt

PhD scholarship holder at the Nachwuchskolleg Sprachbeherrschung


Topic of doctoral thesis: "Text comprehension impairments in aphasia: model-based diagnostics and strategy-based intervention".

Curriculum Vitae

2010 – 2014 Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg

Bachelor of Arts: Comparative German Studies (1st major) with a focus on linguistics and didactics, Ethnology (2nd major)


Since 2014

Teacher of German as a foreign language and German as a second language in various projects


2014 – 2017 Philipps-University of Marburg

Master of Arts: Clinical Linguistics, Master's thesis: "A strategy-based intervention to improve text comprehension in acquired text comprehension difficulties".

Master of Arts: German as a Foreign Language, Master's thesis: "A German-language version of the Test de Compréhension de Textes to assess text comprehension".


Since 2017

Clinical linguist in various institutions: Diagnosis and therapy of adults and children with disorders in an acute setting and in the chronic phase.


Since April 2020

University of Erfurt - PhD scholarship holder

Research and areas of interests

Text comprehension not only holds many unanswered questions in the field of research, but is also indispensable in many areas of everyday life. I am particularly interested in theory- and evidence-based ways to improve text comprehension in children and adults (especially people with aphasia). In my doctoral thesis I would like to develop and evaluate a therapy concept in which theoretical findings are processed in an application-oriented way. In this way, I would like to create a link between theory and practice and contribute to people with text comprehension impairments being able to better perform reading-related activities in everyday life again. It will be exciting to look at the results in the context of current models.

I remain a big fan of interdisciplinary collaboration and welcome topic-related suggestions and ideas.