What is i-language?
The interactional spine hypothesis (ISH)
Wiltschko, Martina, Derek Denis & Alexandra d’Arcy. 2018. Deconstructing variation in pragmatic function: a transdisciplinary case-study. Language in Society 43: 569-599. Wiltschko, Martina. 2017. The emotive response paradigm. A case-study in modularity. Festschrift for Martin Prinzhorn (Meyer, Williams, eds.) Wiltschko, M. 2017. Beyond English Sentences. Theoretical Linguistics 43 (3-4) 271-283. Wiltschko, M. (2017) Response particles beyond answering. In: Bailey, L. and M. Sheehan (eds.) Word Order and Syntacic Structure. Language Science Press. 241-280. Wiltschko, M. (2017) Ergative constellations in the structure of speech acts. Coon, Jessica; Diane Massam & Lisa Travis (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of ergativity. New York: Oxford University Press. 419-446. [pre-publication version] Yang, Merlin & M. Wiltschko. (2016) The confirmational marker ha in Northern Mandarin. Journal of Pragmatics 104: 67-82 Wiltschko, Martina & Johannes Heim. (2016) The syntax of confirmationals. A neo-performative analysis. In: Gunther Kaltenböck, Evelien Keizer and Arne Lohmann (eds.) Outside the Clause. Form and function of extra-clausal constituent. John Benjamins. 303-340. Heim, H. H. Keupdjio, Zoe Wai-Man Lam, A. Osa-Gómez, S. Thoma and M. Wiltschko. (2016) Intonation and Particles as Speech Act Modifiers: A Syntactic Analysis. Studies in Chinese Linguistics 37.2 Johannes Heim, Hermann Keupdjio, Zoe Wai-Man Lam, Adriana Osa-Gómez and Martina Wiltschko 2014. How to do things with particles. Proceedings of the Canadian Linguistic Association 2014
The grammar of self-talk. What different modes of talking reveal about the language faculty. Colloquium, Cambridge Linguistics Forum (CLF), University of Cambridge. May 29th 2022 Language is for thought and communication. Evidence from self-talk. Colloquium, Trinity College, Dublin, April 13th 2022 Self-talk as a window into the syntax of speech acts. SPAGAD lecture series, ZAS, Berlin, April 1st 2022 Nominal interactional structure beyond “beyond pronouns”. CONSOLE Nantes, January 29th 2022
2021 What is the semantics pragmatics interface. Keynote speaker, Colloque de syntaxe e semantique à Paris (CSSP 2021, December 9-11 2021 How sound is meaning. Colloquium. Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, November 11 2021 Acquisition of Interaction. Linguistics Seminar Series, School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, Newcastle University, October 13, 2021 (with J. Heim) Finding competence in communicative interaction. Colloquium, CRISCO, Caen., September 30 2021 Why do we talk? A syntactician’s point of view. Colloquium Universitat Pompeu Fabra. June 10 2021 The grammar of knowing. Some lessons from cross-linguistic patterns of markedness. Comparative Syntax Meeting Leiden University Center for Linguistics, May 20, 2021 How to be emotional with language (and despite it). Colloquium, University of Manitoba. April 9 2021 How to build common ground, one syntactic layer at a time. CRISSP seminar, Brussels, Belgium, March 24th, 2021 The grammar of interactional language:the case of vocatives. Colloquium UofT Feb 5 and Colloquium Cologne Feb 3 2021 Do eyes make words? Do words see them? Dutch Linguistic Day, January 29 2021 Beyond pronouns. Keynote speaker, CONSOLE, Nantes (France, January 25-27 2022; 2020 The grammar of emotions and the absence thereof. Oslo, Colloquium Superlinguistics. November 6, 2020 Language as an instrument of thought and communication. Evidence from interactional language. Colloquium, Linguistic circle, University of Edinburgh. October 15, 2020 On the relation between language, thought and communication. Interactional language as a window into the human mind. Colloquim in the Linguistics seminar at CUHK, Hong Kong (September 2020) Beyond truth. The view from response markers. Colloquium. Department of Linguistics, Stuttgart. May 2020, GLIF Colloquium. UPF. February 2020 Interacting with High-end nominals. Colloquium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. January 21st 2020
2019 The syntax of speech act participants. Speech Acts in Grammar and Discourse: Syntactic and Semantic Modeling. Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin. October 2019 How to do things with nominals. Evidence for a nominal speech act structure. Colloquium, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (April 12, 2019) How to do things with nominals. Towards a syntax of nominal speech acts. Colloquium, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. (February 8 2019)
2018 It’s not the language but the speaker that we want to understand. Colloquium, UPF, Barcelona Nominal speech act structure and the distinction between grammatical person and speech act participants. Colloquium, University of Connecticut. (November 30, 2018) Nominal speech act structure: A case study of personal paradigms. Lund University, Sweden, Workshop on Functional Categories (May 3rd 2018), Paris CNRS, Paris 8 (May 2 2018) Nominal speech act structure: a personal view. Colloquium; University of California at Santa Cruz (January 19 2018) 2017 Grounding individuals: Implications for PERSON. Invited talk at the Manitoba Person Workshop. University of Manitoba, (September 2017, with Elizabeth Ritter) The syntacticization of linguistic interaction. Evidence from confirmationals and response markers. Colloquium; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (May 2017)