Publications

Upcoming articles

  • Boer, de B. & W. Tecumseh Fitch. In press. Computer models of vocal tract evolution: An overview and critique. Adaptive Behavior.
  • Braccini, Stephanie, Susan Lambeth, Steve Schapiro, W. Tecumseh Fitch. In press. Bipedal Tool Use Strengthens Chimpanzee Hand Preference, Journal of Human Evolution.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. In press. Three meanings of recursion: Key distinctions for biolinguistics. In Larson, R., V. Deprez & H. Yamakido (eds.), The evolution of human language: Biolinguistic perspectives. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. In press. The Biology and Evolution of Rhythm: Unravelling a paradox. In P. Rebuschat (ed.), Language and music as cognitive systems. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. In press. Co-evolution of phylogeny and glossogeny: There is no logical problem of language evolution. Behavioral & Brain Sciences.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. In press. The biology & evolution of language: Deep homology and the evolution of innovation. In M. S. Gazzaniga (ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences IV. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Fleck, David, Rainer Ludwig, Robert Munro & Uli Sauerland. In preparation. Reported speech in Matses: Obligatory perspective shift with syntactic transparency.
  • Hollebrandse, Bart and Tom Roeper. Submitted. Recursion and propositional exclusivity. In Angeliek van Hout, Kate Harrigan & Jill de Villiers (eds.), Asymmetries in the acquisition of definite and indefinite NPs.
  • van Hout, Angeliek, Kate Harrigan & Jill de Villiers. In press. Comprehension and production of definite and indefinite noun phrases. In Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Kamiya, Masaaki, Angeliek van Hout, Tom Roeper. In press. Covert movement, reconstruction and Edge phenomena in nominalizations. In Proceedings Generative Linguistics in Poland 6. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Ludwig, Rainer, Fabienne Salfner & Mathias Schenner. Submitted. Focus on embedded adverbials. In Proceedings of BLS 34 2008.
  • Ludwig, Rainer, Fabienne Salfner & Mathias Schenner. Submitted. Adverbials in German: More on Embedding and Focus. In Proceedings of DG 2008: International Conference on Discourse and Grammar.
  • Mody, Shilpa & Tecumseh Fitch. Submitted. Humans can learn an artificial mildly context sensitive grammar. Cognition.
  • Sakel, Jeanette. In press 2010. Transfer and language contact: The case of Pirahã. In Jeanette Sakel & J. Treffers-Daller (eds.), New perspectives on language transfer, Special issue of International Journal of Bilingualism
  • Sakel, Jeanette. & Eugenie Stapert. In press 2009. Pirahã - in need of recursive syntax? In Harry van der Hulst (ed.), Recursion and human language (Studies in Generative Grammar 104). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Sakel, Jeanette. In preparation. The Portuguese pidgin used by Pirahã gatekeepers. In Lingua.
  • Sakel, Jeanette. In preparation. Constraints on borrowing and transfer: The Amazon as a testing ground for contact theory. Bilingualism - language and cognition.
  • Sakel, Jeanette. In preparation. Constraints on borrowing: Romance influences on Mosetén and Pirahã. Submitted to Journal of Linguistics.
  • Sakel, Jeanette & Eugenie Stapert. Submitted. Possible markers of embedding in Pirahã: Evidence for recursion? Submitted to special volume of The Linguistic Review.
  • Schenner, Mathias. In preparation. Embedded evidentials in German. In G. Diewald & E. Smirnova (eds.), The linguistic realization of evidentiality in European languages.
  • Schenner, Mathias. Submitted. Semantics of evidentials: German reportative modals. In Proceedings of ConSOLE XVI.
  • Schenner, Mathias. Submitted. Evidentials in complex sentences: Foundational issues and data from German and Turkish. In R.-M. Dechaine, T. Peterson, Uli Sauerland & Mathias Schenner (eds.), Evidentiality. UBC Working Papers.
  • Smits, Erika-Jan, Tom Roeper & Bart Hollebrandse. Submitted. Set comparison in first language acquisition or do many children quantify like many adults? Submitted to Journal of Semantics.

 


Articles 2009

  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2009. Prolegomena to a science of biolinguistics. In Louise S. Roeska-Hardy & Eva M. Neumann-Held (eds.), Learning from animals? Examining the nature of human uniqueness, 15-44. London: Psychology Press.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2009. Fossil cues to the evolution of speech. In Rudolf P. Botha & Chris Knight (eds.), The cradle of language, 112-134. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Sauerland, Uli & Mathias Schenner (2009) Content in embedded sentences: A typology by context shift. In Anna Esposito, Amir Hussain & Maria Marinaro (eds.), Multimodal signals: Cognitive and algorithmic issues: COST Action 2102 and euCognition International School Vietri sul Mare, Italy, April 21-26, 2008; revised selected and invited papers, 197-207. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2009. Biology of music: Another one bites the dust, Current Biology 19. R403-404.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2009. Birdsong normalized by culture. Nature 459. 519-520.
  • Roeper, Tom & Angeliek van Hout. 2009. The representation of movement in -ability nominalizations: Evidence for covert category movement, Edge phenomena, and local LF. In Anastasia Giannakidou & Monika Rathert (eds.), Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, Volume 22), 344-364. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Schenner, Mathias. 2009. Auf der Suche nach eingebetteten Sätzen im Pirahã. In Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin: Bericht über das Forschungsjahr 2008, 27-37. Berlin: GWZ.
  • Stapert, Eugénie. 2009. Universals in language or cognition: Evidence from English language acquisition and from Pirahã. In Geoffrey Sampson, David Gill & Peter Trudgill (eds.), Language complexity as an evolving variable (Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language 13), 230-242. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 


Articles 2008

  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2008. Glossogeny and phylogeny: Cultural evolution meets genetic evolution. Trends in Genetics 24. 373-374.
  • Frank, Michael C., Daniel L. Everett, Evelina Fedorenko & Edward Gibson. 2008. Number as a cognitive technology: Evidence from Pirahã language and cognition. Cognition 108. 819-824
  • Fritzsche, Tom & Oda-Christina Brandt. 2008. CHLaSC ? Wie bitte? PathoLink 11, 6-7. [Portrait of the project in the journal of the Association for Patholinguistics vpl].
  • Hollebrandse, Bart, Kathryn Hobbs, Jill de Villiers & Tom Roeper. 2008. Second order embedding and second order false belief. In Anna Gavarró & M. João Freitas (eds.), Language acquisition and development: Proceedings of GALA 2007, 270-280. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Hollebrandse, Bart. 2008. Fieldwork on Teiwa in Pantar Indonesia, Post Europe, University of Groningen.
  • Hollebrandse, Bart. 2008. Teiwa veldwerk op Pantar Indonesië, Letterennieuws, Faculty of Lettes, University of Groningen.
  • Ludwig, Rainer. 2008. Contrast For Two. In Grønn, A. (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12. Oslo: University of Oslo.
  • Sauerland, Uli. 2008. Hardt's surprising sloppy readings: A flat-binding account. In Grønn, A. (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12. Oslo: University of Oslo.
  • Sauerland, Uli. 2008. On the semantic markedness of Phi features. In Daniel Harbour, David Adger & Susana Béjar (eds.), Phi Theory: Phi-features across modules and interfaces (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 16), 57-82. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Sauerland, Uli. 2008. The silent content of bound pronouns. In Kyle Johnson (ed.), Topics in Ellipsis, 183?209. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Schenner, Mathias & Fabienne Salfner. 2008. Semantic effects of focus on modifiers in complement clauses. In Miltiadis Kokkonidis (ed.), Proceedings of LingO 2007, 212-219. Oxford: University of Oxford. URL: www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/events/lingo/papers/schenner.salfner.pdf
  • Schenner, Mathias. 2008. Semantic complexity of evidentials: Some typological parameters. In Miltiadis Kokkonidis (ed.), Proceedings of LingO 2007, 204-211. Oxford: University of Oxford. URL: www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/events/lingo/papers/matthias.schenner.pdf
  • Schenner, Mathias. 2008. Double face evidentials in German: Reportative 'sollen' and 'wollen' in embedded contexts. In Atle Grønn (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12, 552-566. Oslo: University of Oslo.
  • Schenner, Mathias. 2008. Review of: Jackendoff, Ray (2007): Language, consciousness, culture: Essays on mental structure. In Linguist List Issue 19.314. URL: linguistlist.org/issues/19/19-314.html
  • Smits, Erika-Jan & Bart Hollebrandse. 2008. Set comparison in child language. In Anna Gavarró & M. João Freitas (eds.), Language acquisition and development: Proceedings of GALA 2007, 407-412. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • van Hout, Angeliek. 2008. Acquiring telicity cross-linguistically: On the acquisition of telicity entailments associated with transitivity. In Melissa Bowerman & Penelope Brown (eds.), Crosslinguistic perspectives on argument structure: Implications for learnability. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • van Hout, Angeliek. 2008. Acquiring perfectivity and telicity in Dutch, Italian and Polish. In Raffaella Folli & Heidi Harley (eds.), Telicity and Perfectivity, (Lingua 118,11), 1740-1765. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • van Hout, Angeliek, Lianne de Ree & Marlies de Ree. 2008. Dutch children's interpretation of definites and indefinites in discourse. In Anna Gavarró & M. João Freitas (eds.), Language acquisition and development: Proceedings of GALA 2007, 281-291. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • van Hout, Angeliek, Masaaki Kamiya & Tom Roeper. 2008. Connecting English and Japanese nominalizations: Covert movement, reconstruction and edge phenomena. In Groninger Arbeiten in zur Germanistischen Linguistik (GAGL) 46, 73-88. URL: gagl.eldoc.ub.rug.nl.

 


Articles & edited book 2007

  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2007. Evolving meaning: The roles of kin selection, allomothering and paternal care in language evolution. In Caroline Lyon, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv & Angelo Cangelosi (eds.), Emergence of communication and language, 29-52. New York: Springer.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2007. The evolution of language: A comparative perspective. In Gareth Gaskell (ed.), Oxford handbook of psycholinguistics, 787-804. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2007. Linguistics: An invisible hand. Nature 449. 665-667. DOI: 10.1038/449665a.
  • Fitch, W. Tecumseh. 2007. La foca e il pescatore: Sulla fratellanza delle specie. Micromega: Almanacco di scienze 2 (published Italian translation of Fitch talk on language evolution).
  • Hollebrandse, Bart. 2007. A Special case of Wh-extraction in child language. Lingua 117, 11. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Hollebrandse, Bart. 2007. Temporal quantification in child language. In Heather Caunt-Nulton, Samantha Kulatilake & I-hao Woo (eds.), BUCLD 31 Proceedings Supplement: A Supplement to the Proceedings of the 31st Boston University Conference on Language Development. URL: www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/supp31.html
  • Kremers, Leontine & Bart Hollebrandse. 2007. Visible versus invisible extraction or gap interpretation? In: Adriana Belletti, Elisa Bennati, Cristiano Chesi, Elisa Di Domenico & Ida Ferrari (eds.). Language acquisition and development, proceedings of GALA 2005, 318-329. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Lorusso, Maria Luisa, Raffaella Galli, Lucilla Libera, Chiara Gagliardi, Renato Borgatti & Bart Hollebrandse. 2007. Indicators of theory of mind in narrative production: A comparison between individuals with genetic syndromes and typically developing children. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 21,1. 37-53.
  • Sakel, Jeanette. 2007. On Pirahã and Everett's claims about recursion, invited letter to the editor in the section 'Challenging Chomskyan Linguistics: Responses to Everett'. Human Development. URL: content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/Katalogteile/issn/_0018_716X/HDE-Letters-to-Editor-12-13-2007.pdf
  • Sauerland, Uli. 2007. Beyond unpluggability. Theoretical Linguistics 33. 231-236.
  • Sauerland, Uli 2007. Flat binding: Binding without sequences. In Uli Sauerland & Hans-Martin Gärtner (eds.), Interfaces + Recursion = Grammar? Chomsky's Minimalism and the View from Syntax-Semantics, 197-254. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Sauerland, Uli & Hans-Martin Gärtner (eds.) 2007. Interfaces + Recursion = Grammar? Chomsky's Minimalism and the View from Syntax-Semantics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Schenner, Mathias & Uli Sauerland. 2007. Shifting Evidentials in Bulgarian. In Estela Puig-Waldmüller (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, 525-539. Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra. URL: www.upf.edu/dtf/sub11/
  • Smits, Erika-Jan, Tom Roeper, & Bart Hollebrandse. 2007. Children's ambiguous understanding of weak and strong quantifiers. In Merete Anderssen & Marit R. Westergaard (eds.). Papers from Workshop on Language Acquisition, SCL 22 (Nordlyd. 34,3), 187-208. Tromsø: CASTL. URL: www.ub.uit.no/baser/nordlyd/.
  • van Hout, Angeliek. 2007.Optimal and non-optimal interpretations in the acquisition of Dutch past tenses. In Alyona Belikova, Luisa Meroni & Mari Umeda (eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), 159-170. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. URL: www.lingref.com/cpp/galana/2/paper1557.pdf
  • van Hout, Angeliek. 2007. Acquisition of aspectual meanings in a language with and a language without morphological aspect. In Heather Caunt-Nulton, Samantha Kulatilake & I-hao Woo (eds.), BUCLD 31 Proceedings Supplement: A Supplement to the Proceedings of the 31st Boston University Conference on Language Development. URL: www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/supp31.html


Articles 2006

    • Höhle, Barbara, Michaela Schmitz, Lynn M. Santelmann & Jürgen Weissenborn. 2006. The Recognition of discontinuous verbal dependencies by German 19-month-olds: Evidence for lexical and structural influences on children?s early processing capacities. Language Learning and Development 2. 277-300.
    • Hollebrandse, Bart & Erika-Jan Smits. 2006. The acquisition of the weak-strong distinction: The case of the Dutch quantifier allemaa. Belgian Journal of Linguistic 19. 243-261.
    • Hollebrandse, Bart & Sylvia Visser. 2006. Temporal Quantification and events in Dutch child language. In Jeroen van de Weijer & Bettelou Los (eds.), Linguistics in the Netherlands 23, 114-125. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.








Funding

European Commission, FP6 NEST Pathfinder Initiative What it means to be human

Funding period

01/2006-06/2009

Coordination

PD Dr. Uli Sauerland & Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka