Browsing by Author "Wiltschko, Martina"

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  • Heim, Johannes M.; Wiltschko, Martina (Royal Danish Library, 2020)
    Direct and indirect characterizations of the relation between clause type (syntactic form) and speech act (pragmatic function) are problematic because they map oversimplified forms onto decomposable functions. We propose ...
  • Wiltschko, Martina; Denis, Derek; D’Arcy, Alexandra (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
    Despite recent advances (e.g. Cheshire 2007; Pichler 2010; Denis 2015), discourse-pragmatic variables continue to challenge variationist theory and methods. An overarching dilemma concerns multifunctionality, raising ...
  • Wiltschko, Martina (Ubiquity Press, 2022)
    There is an ancient debate about whether language is an instrument for thought or for communication. I argue that the distinction is misleading, and that language is an integral part of both, human-specific thought, and ...
  • Hinzen, Wolfram; Wiltschko, Martina (Cambridge University Press, 2022)
    Clinical linguistic diversity extends far beyond ‘specific language’ disorders, such as acquired aphasia or specific language impairment (SLI), to a large range of mental disorders that are not language-specific. As ...
  • Hinzen, Wolfram; Wiltschko, Martina (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    Much philosophical attention has been devoted to the truth predicates of natural language and their logic. However, lexical truth predicates are neither necessary nor sufficient for a truth-attribution to occur, which ...
  • Heim, Johannes M.; Wiltschko, Martina (De Gruyter, 2022)
    In this paper we introduce the notion of Timing of Belief (ToB) as a relevant factor of variation in common ground (CG) management in sentence-peripheral particles across different languages. CG management traces the ...

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