Martina Wiltschko

List of John Benjamins publications for which Martina Wiltschko plays a role.

Book series




Determiners: Universals and variation

Edited by Jila Ghomeshi, Ileana Paul and Martina Wiltschko

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 147] 2009. vii, 247 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


The goal of this paper is to argue that the assumption that there are universal underpinnings for the construction of language specific categories is a useful, if not necessary assumption for the discovery and comparison of categories. Specifically, I will explore three empirical domains: … read more
Wiltschko, Martina and Johannes Heim 2016 The syntax of confirmationals: A neo-performative analysisOutside the Clause: Form and function of extra-clausal constituents, Kaltenböck, Gunther, Evelien Keizer and Arne Lohmann (eds.), pp. 305–340 | Article
This paper explores the form, function and distribution of certain discourse markers which seem to occur outside traditional clause boundaries and are used to request confirmation. These ‘confirmationals’ differ according to what is expected to be confirmed. Some confirmationals trigger a response… read more
Wiltschko, Martina 2014 Patterns of nominalization in BlackfootCross-linguistic Investigations of Nominalization Patterns, Paul, Ileana (ed.), pp. 189–214 | Article
Patterns of nominalization in Blackfoot are surveyed. It is demonstrated that two of these patterns behave like nouns while two others only partially behave like nouns. Degrees of nominality are analyzed within the assumption that there is a universal syntactic spine, a hierarchically organized set… read more
Christodoulou, Christina and Martina Wiltschko 2012 Function without content: Evidence from Greek subjunctive naTowards a Biolinguistic Understanding of Grammar: Essays on interfaces, Di Sciullo, Anna Maria (ed.), pp. 117–140 | Article
In this paper we provide new evidence for the assumption that the content of functional categories should be dissociated from its function (Ritter & Wiltschko 2009, 2011). In particular, we discuss evidence from lexicalization patterns. On standard assumptions, functional categories are… read more
Ghomeshi, Jila, Ileana Paul and Martina Wiltschko 2009 Determiners: Universals and variationDeterminers: Universals and variation, Ghomeshi, Jila, Ileana Paul and Martina Wiltschko (eds.), pp. 1–22 | Miscellaneous
Wiltschko, Martina 2009 What’s in a determiner and how did it get there?Determiners: Universals and variation, Ghomeshi, Jila, Ileana Paul and Martina Wiltschko (eds.), pp. 25–66 | Article
I investigate determiner systems of three unrelated languages (Blackfoot, German, and Halkomelem). I show that the features encoded in determiners vary in content, distribution, and spell-out properties. I argue that the distributional differences are best understood as reflecting the familiar… read more
Déchaine, Rose-Marie and Martina Wiltschko 2003 2. On pro-nouns and other “pronouns”From NP to DP: Volume 1: The syntax and semantics of noun phrases, Coene, Martine and Yves D’hulst (eds.), pp. 71–89 | Chapter
Wiltschko, Martina 1997 Parasitic Operators in German Left-DislocationMaterials on Left Dislocation, Anagnostopoulou, Elena, Henk van Riemsdijk and Frans Zwarts (eds.), pp. 307 ff. | Article
Wiltschko, Martina 1997 Extraposition, Identification and PrecedenceRightward Movement, Beermann, Dorothee, David LeBlanc and Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.), pp. 357 ff. | Article