Publications

2018:

  • Wittenberg, Eva (2018). He Gave My Nose a Kick or He Kicked My Nose? Argument Structure Alternations and Event Construal. Psychology of Learning and Motivation 68 (Current Topics in Language), ch.11, pp. 337 — 360. DOIBibTeX
    @incollection{WITTENBERG2018337,
    title = “Chapter Eleven – He Gave My Nose a Kick or He Kicked My Nose? Argument Structure Alternations and Event Construal”,
    series = “Psychology of Learning and Motivation”,
    publisher = “Academic Press”,
    volume = “68(Current Topics in Language)”,
    pages = “337 – 360”,
    year = “2018”,
    issn = “0079-7421”,
    doi = “https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.plm.2018.08.008”,
    url = “http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079742118300082”,
    author = “Eva Wittenberg”,
    keywords = “Argument structure, Linguistic architecture, Language comprehension, Light verb constructions, Eye-tracking, Event construal, Situation models, Thematic roles, Lexical aspect, Mass-count syntax”
    }
  • Ziegler, Jayden, Jesse Snedeker & Eva Wittenberg (2018). Thematic roles contribute to structural priming: Evidence from idioms and the light verb construction. Cognitive Science, DOI | BibTeX
    @article{doi:10.1111/cogs.12687,
    author = {Ziegler, Jayden and Snedeker, Jesse and Wittenberg, Eva},
    title = {Event Structures Drive Semantic Structural Priming, Not Thematic Roles: Evidence From Idioms and Light Verbs},
    journal = {Cognitive Science},
    volume = {0},
    number = {0},
    pages = {},
    keywords = {Structural priming, Event structure, Thematic roles, Dative alternation, Idioms, Light verbs},
    doi = {10.1111/cogs.12687},
    url = {https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cogs.12687},
    eprint = {https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/cogs.12687},
    abstract = {Abstract What are the semantic representations that underlie language production? We use structural priming to distinguish between two competing theories. Thematic roles define semantic structure in terms of atomic units that specify event participants and are ordered with respect to each other through a hierarchy of roles. Event structures instead instantiate semantic structure as embedded sub-predicates that impose an order on verbal arguments based on their relative positioning in these embeddings. Across two experiments, we found that priming for datives depended on the degree of overlap in event structures. Specifically, while all dative structures showed priming, due to common syntax, there was a boost for compositional datives priming other compositional datives. Here, the two syntactic forms have distinct event structures. In contrast, there was no boost in priming for dative light verbs, where the two forms map onto a single event representation. On the thematic roles hypothesis, we would have expected a similar degree of priming for the two cases. Thus, our results support event structural approaches to semantic representation and not thematic roles.}
    }
  • Wittenberg, E. (2018). Andreas Trotzke, “Sprachevolution”. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 37(1): 131–137. OpenAccess.
  • Hartshorne, J., & Wittenberg, E. (2018). Gabriel Radvansky and Jeff Zacks, Event Cognition.  Language and Cognition, 1-8. DOI | BibTeX
    @article{hartshorne_wittenberg_2018, title={Gabriel Radvansky and Jeff Zacks, Event Cognition. Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. 288. ISBN: 978-0-1998-9813-8 (hardback)}, DOI={10.1017/langcog.2017.28},
    journal={Language and Cognition},
    publisher={Cambridge University Press},
    author={HARTSHORNE, JOSHUA K. and WITTENBERG, EVA},
    year={2018},
    pages={1–8}
    }

2017:

  • Ziegler, Jayden, Jesse Snedeker & Eva Wittenberg (2017). Priming is swell, but it’s far from simple. Comments on Branigan & Pickering, Brain and Behavioral Sciences 40, 44-45PDF | DOIBibTeX
    @article{ziegler_snedeker_wittenberg, title={Priming is swell, but it’s far from simple},
    volume={40},
    DOI={10.1017/S0140525X17000607},
    journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
    publisher={Cambridge University Press},
    author={Ziegler, Jayden and Snedeker, Jesse and Wittenberg, Eva}
    }
  • Wittenberg, Eva, Manizeh Khan & Jesse Snedeker (2017). Investigating thematic roles through implicit learning: Evidence from light verb constructions. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1089. Open Access | DOI BibTeX
    @article{wittenberg2017tubey,
    title={Investigating thematic roles through implicit learning: Evidence from light verb constructions},
    author={Wittenberg, Eva and Khan, Manizeh and Snedeker, Jesse},
    journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
    volume={8},
    pages={1089},
    year={2017}
    }
  • Wittenberg, Eva & Roger Levy (2017). If you want a quick kiss, make it count: How choice of syntactic construction affects event construal, Journal of Memory and Language 94, 254-271. PDF | BibTeX
    @article{wittenberg2015if,
    title={If you want a quick kiss, make it count: How choice of syntactic construction affects event construal},
    author={Wittenberg, Eva and Levy, Roger},
    journal={Journal of Memory and Language},
    volume={94},
    pages={254–271},
    year={2017}
    }
  • Jackendoff, Ray & Eva Wittenberg (2017). Linear grammar as a possible steppingstone in the evolution of language. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24.1, pp 219–224. PDF | DOI | BibTeX
    @article{jackendoff2016linear,
    title={Linear grammar as a possible stepping-stone in the evolution of language},
    author={Jackendoff, Ray and Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
    volume={24},
    number={1},
    pages={219–224},
    year={2017},
    publisher={Springer}
    }
  • Trotzke, Andreas & Eva Wittenberg (2017). Expressive particle verbs and conditions on particle fronting. Journal of Linguistics, 53(2), pp. 407–435. PDF | DOI | BibTeX
    @article{trotzke2017expressive,
    title={Expressive particle verbs and conditions on particle fronting},
    author={Trotzke, Andreas and Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={Journal of Linguistics},
    volume={53},
    number={2},
    pages={407–435},
    year={2017},
    publisher={Cambridge Univ Press}
    }

2015:

  • Cohn, Neil & Eva Wittenberg (2015). Action starring narratives and events: Structure and inference in visual narrative comprehension. Journal of Cognitive Psychology 27:7, 812-828. PDF | DOI
  • Trotzke, Andreas, Stefano Quaglia & Eva Wittenberg (2015). Topicalization in German particle verb constructions: The role of semantic transparency. Linguistische Berichte 244, 409-426. PDF & Supplemental Material. | BibTeX
    @article{trotzke2015topicalization,
    title={Topicalization in German particle verb constructions: The role of semantic transparency},
    author={Trotzke, Andreas and Quaglia, Stefano and Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={Linguistische Berichte},
    volume={2015},
    number={244},
    pages={407–424},
    year={2015},
    publisher={Helmut Buske Verlag}
    }
  • Wiese, Heike & Eva Wittenberg (2015). Arbitrariness And Iconicity In The Syntax-Semantics Interface: An Evolutionary Perspective. in Structures in the Mind: Essays on Language, Music, and Cognition in Honor of Ray Jackendoff (Toivonen, I., Csúri, P. & van der Zee, E., Hrsg.), Cambridge: MIT Press, 509-538. BibTeX
    @article{wiese2015arbitrariness,
    title={Arbitrariness and Iconicity in the Syntax-Semantics Interface: An Evolutionary Perspective},
    author={Wiese, Heike and Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={Structures in the Mind: Essays on Language, Music, and Cognition in Honor of Ray Jackendoff},
    pages={277},
    year={2015},
    publisher={MIT Press}
    }

2014:

  • Wittenberg, Eva, Martin Paczynski, Heike Wiese, Ray Jackendoff, & Gina Kuperberg (2014). The difference between “giving a rose” and “giving a kiss”:  Sustained neural activity to the light verb construction. Journal of Memory and Language 73C, 31-42. PDF | DOI | BibTeX
    @article{wittenberg2014difference,
    title={The difference between “giving a rose” and “giving a kiss”: Sustained neural activity to the light verb construction},
    author={Wittenberg, Eva and Paczynski, Martin and Wiese, Heike and Jackendoff, Ray and Kuperberg, Gina},
    journal={Journal of memory and language},
    volume={73},
    pages={31–42},
    year={2014},
    publisher={Elsevier}
    }
  • Wittenberg, Eva, & Snedeker, Jesse (2014). It takes two to kiss, but does it take three to give a kiss? Categorization based on thematic roles. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29.5, 635-641. PDF | DOI | BibTeX
    @article{wittenberg2014takes,
    title={It takes two to kiss, but does it take three to give a kiss? Categorization based on thematic roles},
    author={Wittenberg, Eva and Snedeker, Jesse},
    journal={Language, Cognition and Neuroscience},
    volume={29},
    number={5},
    pages={635–641},
    year={2014},
    publisher={Taylor \& Francis}
    }
  • Jackendoff, Ray & Eva Wittenberg (2014). What You Can Say Without Syntax:  A Hierarchy of Grammatical Complexity. In: Newmeyer, F. & Preston, L. (eds): Measuring Linguistic Complexity, Oxford: Oxford University Press. PDF | BibTeX
    @article{jackendoff2014you,
    title={What you can say without syntax: A hierarchy of grammatical complexity},
    author={Jackendoff, Ray and Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={Measuring grammatical complexity},
    pages={65–82},
    year={2014}
    }
  • Wittenberg, Eva, Ray Jackendoff, Gina Kuperberg, Martin Paczynski, Jesse Snedeker & Heike Wiese (2014). The Processing and Representation of Light Verb Constructions. In: Bachrach, A., Roy, I. and Stockall, L. (eds.). Structuring the Argument: Multidisciplinary research on verb argument structure. John Benjamins, Language Faculty and Beyond Series, 61-80. PDF | BibTeX
    @article{wittenberg2014processing,
    title={The processing and representation of light verb constructions},
    author={Wittenberg, Eva and Jackendoff, Ray and Kuperberg, Gina and Paczynski, Martin and Snedeker, Jesse and Wiese, Heike and Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={Structuring the Argument: Multidisciplinary research on verb argument structure},
    volume={10},
    pages={61},
    year={2014},
    publisher={John Benjamins Publishing Company}
    }

2013:

  • Wittenberg, Eva (2013). Paradigmenspezifische Effekte subtiler semantischer Manipulationen.  Linguistische Berichte 235, 293-308. PDF | BibTeX
    @article{wittenberg2013paradigmenspezifische,
    title={Paradigmenspezifische Effekte subtiler semantischer Manipulationen},
    author={Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={Linguistische Berichte},
    volume={2013},
    number={235},
    pages={293–308},
    year={2013},
    publisher={Helmut Buske Verlag}
    }

2011:

  • Wittenberg, Eva & Maria M. Piñango (2011). Processing Light Verb Constructions. The Mental Lexicon 6:3, 393–413. PDF | DOI | BibTeX
    @article{wittenberg2011processing,
    title={Processing light verb constructions},
    author={Wittenberg, Eva and Piñango, Maria Mercedes},
    journal={The Mental Lexicon},
    volume={6},
    number={3},
    pages={393–413},
    year={2011},
    publisher={John Benjamins Publishing Company}
    }

2010:

  • Paul, Kerstin, Wittenberg, Eva, & Wiese, Heike (2010). “Da gibs so Billiardraum”. The interaction of grammar and information structure in Kiezdeutsch, in: J. Normann Jørgensen (ed.), Vallah, Gurkensalat 4U & me! Current Perspectives in the Study of Youth Language, 131-145. PDF

2009:

  • Wittenberg, Eva & Kerstin Paul (2009). Anglizismen und Kiezdeutsch., in: Falco Pfalzgraf (ed.), Englischer Sprachkontakt in den Varietäten des Deutschen / English Language in Contact with Varieties of German, Wien: Peter Lang, 95-122. PDF
  • Kerstin Paul, Ulrike Freywald & Eva Wittenberg (2009). “Kiezdeutsch goes school”. A multiethnic variety of German from an educational perspective. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education 2. 91-113. PDF | DOI | BibTeX
    @article{paul2010kiezdeutsch,
    title={“KIEZDEUTSCH GOES SCHOOL”–A MULTI-ETHNIC VARIETY OF GERMAN FROM AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE},
    author={Paul, Kerstin and Freywald, Ulrike and Wittenberg, Eva},
    journal={The Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education-JoLIE},
    volume={1},
    number={1},
    pages={91–113},
    year={2010}
    }