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
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)