Zimmerer, V., F. Deamer, R. Varley, W. Hinzen 2017. Comprehension of factive and non-factive embedding in aphasia and its relationship with lexical, syntactic and conceptual capacities, Journal of Neurolinguistics 49: 29–44


Hinzen, W. & M. Wiltschko 2018. The grammar of truth. Inquiry, in press.

Durrleman, S., W. Hinzen, J. Franck 2017. False belief and relative clauses in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Communication Disorders, in press. [PDF]

Jensen de López, K., Schroeder, K., & Gavarró, A. 2018. Successful passive sentence comprehension among Danish adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 3, [PDF]

Cokal, D., G. Sevilla, W. S. Jones, V. Zimmerer, F. Deamer, M. Douglas, H. Spencer, D. Turkington, N. Ferrier, R. Varley, S. Watson, W. Hinzen 2018. The language profile of formal thought disorder. npj schizophrenia, in press. [PDF]

Sevilla, G., J. Rosselló, R. Salvador, S. Sarró, L. López-Araquistain, E. Pomarol-Clotet, W. Hinzen  2018. Deficits in nominal reference identify thought disordered speech in a narrative production task. Invited re-submission PlosOne13, 8, e0201545. [PDF]

Zimmerer, V., F. Deamer, R. Varley, W. Hinzen 2017. Comprehension of factive and non-factive embedding in aphasia and its relationship with lexical, syntactic and conceptual capacities, Journal of Neurolinguistics 49: 29–44. [PDF]


Hinzen, W. 2017. Reference across pathologies: a new linguistic lens on disorders of thought. Target article with peer commentary. Theoretical Linguistics 43,3-4, [PDF]

Hinzen, W. 2017. What language is: Reply to commentators. Theoretical Linguistics.

Rossello, J., O. Mattos, W. Hinzen. Towards true integration. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, doi 10.1017/S0140525X15003052

Zimmerer, V., S. Watson, D. Turkington, N. Ferrier, W. Hinzen 2017. Deictic and propositional meaning – new perspectives on language in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry 8: 17,10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00017.

Hinzen, W. Universal Grammar and Philosophy of Mind, in R. Roberts (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar, Oxford University Press, pp.37-60.

Hinzen, W., J. Rossello, C. Morey, C. García-Gorro, E. Camara, and R. de Diego-Balaguer 2017. A systematic linguistic profile of spontaneous narrative speech in pre-symptomatic and early stage Huntington’s disease. Cortex 100March 2018, 71-83,


Hinzen, W. 2016. On the grammar of referential dependence. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 46 (59), 11-33, doi: 10.1515/slgr-2016-0031.

Hinzen, W., V. Zimmerer & F. Deamer. Research Topic Editor: Language and thought across pathologies. Frontiers in Psychology, Section Language Sciences.

Hinzen, W., J. Rossello, P. McKenna 2016. Can delusions be understood linguistically? Cognitive Neuropsychiatry,

Hinzen, W. Linguistic evidence against Predicativism. Philosophy Compass 1–18, 10.1111/phc3.12348.

Hinzen, W. 2015. Is our mental grammar just a set of constructions? Language 92:1, 203-207.

Hinzen, W. Philosophy of linguistics. [Philosophie der Sprachwissenschaften]. In T. Reydon & S. Lohse (eds.)  Philosophie der Linguistik (Grundriss Wissenschaftsphilosophie: Die Philosophien der Einzelwissenschaften). Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag.

Reichard, U., Hinzen, W. 2016. Are verbs names of events? A review of the evidence. In Piotr Stalmaszczyk (ed.), Philosophical and Linguistic Analyses of Reference (Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, vol. 2). Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp.43-65.

Vila, E., Schroeder, K., Rosselló, J., &  W. Hinzen. Aproximación al lenguaje en el trastorno del espectro autista. Revista de psicopatología y salud mental del niño y del adolescente, 27, 83-90.



Hinzen, W., Rosselló, J., Mattos, O., Schroeder, K., & E. Vila. The image of the mind in the language of children with autism. Frontiers in Psychology 6(841): [DOI: 10.3389/psyg.2015.00841].

Hinzen, W. 2015. Review of The Inessential Indexical: On the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person, by Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever. Mind doi: 10.1093/mind/fzv045

Hinzen, W. 2015. Nothing is hidden: Contextualism and the syntax-semantics interface. Mind & Language vol. 30:3, pp. 259–291. doi: 10.1111/mila.12080.

Hinzen, W., J. Rossello 2015. The linguistics of schizophrenia: thought disturbance as language pathology across positive symptoms. Front. Psychol. 6:971. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00971.

Hinzen, W., & Schroeder, K. (2015). Is’ the First Person’Person’a Linguistic Concept Essentially? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 22(11-12), 149-179.

Mattos, O., W. Hinzen 2015. The linguistic roots of natural pedagogy, Frontiers in Psychology 6:1424. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01424.



Hinzen, W. What is un-Cartesian linguistics?. Biolinguistics 8: 226-257.

Hinzen, W. (ed.) The Past and Future of Universal Grammar. Special Issue Language Sciences 46.

Hinzen, W. The future of universal grammar research. Language Sciences 46: 97-99.

Hinzen, W. The rationality of Case. Language Sciences 46: 133-151

Hinzen, W. Recursion and truth. In P. Speas & T. Roeper (eds) Recursion: Complexity in cognition. Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics. Springer, 113-138.

Hinzen, W., M. Sheehan & U. Reichard. Intensionality, grammar, and the sententialist hypothesis. In P. Kosta, S. Franks, T. Radeva-Bork & L. Schuerks (eds.)Minimalism and beyond. Radicalizing the interfaces. John Benjamins, 315-349

Martin, Tx. & W. Hinzen. The grammar of the essential indexical. Lingua 148: 95-117 [DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2014.05.016].

Rossello, J., L. Tolchinsky & M.C. Junyent. Darwin sobre el llenguatge: filogenia, ontogenia i glossogenia. In M.A. Marti & M. Taule (coord.) Homenatge a Sebastia Serrano. Publicacions Universitat Barcelona, 233-259



Boeckx, C. & Tx. Martin. El clitic datiu es mes que un clitic. Pages Editors. [II International Prize for Research on Catalan Linguistics. Published also in English asThe dative clitic is more than a clitic in Publicacions Universitat Lleida].

Hinzen, W. Naturalizing pluralism about truth. In C. Wright & N. Pedersen (eds.) Truth and pluralism. Oxford University Press, 213-237.

Hinzen, W., D. Kirkby & J. Mikhail. Your theory of the evolution of morality depends upon your theory of morality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36(1): 94-95.

Hinzen, W. & M. Sheehan. The Philosophy of Universal Grammar. Oxford University Press.

Hinzen, W. The emergence of complex language. In D. MacFarland, K. Stenning & M. Chalmers McGonigle (eds.) The complex mind. An interdisciplinary approach. Palgrave, 243-263.

Quer, J. & J. Rossello. On sloppy readings, ellipsis and pronouns: Missing arguments in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) and other argument-drop languages. In V. Camacho-Taboada, A.L. Jimenez-Fernandez, Martin-Gonzalez & Mariano Reyes-Tejedor (eds.) Information Structure and Agreement. JohnBenjamins, 337-370.


Hinzen, W. The philosophical significance of Universal Grammar. Language Sciences 34(5): 635-649.

Hinzen, W. Human nature and grammar. Philosophy (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement) 70: 53-82.

Hinzen, W. Minimalism. In R. Kempson, T. Fernando & N. Asher (eds.) Handbook of Philosophy of Linguistics. Elsevier, 93-141.

Hinzen, W. Syntax in the atom. In M. Werning, W. Hinzen & E. Machery (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Oxford University Press, 351-370.

Hinzen, W. Semantics and Phases. In A. Gallego (ed.) Phases: Developing the Framework. Mouton de Gruyter, 309-342.

Hinzen, W. Narrow syntax and the Language of Thought. Philosophical Psychology 26(1): 1-23.

Hinzen, W. & Arsenijevic, B. On the absence of X-within-X recursion in human grammar. Linguistic Inquiry 43(3): 423-440.

Hinzen, W. & D. Poeppel. Semantics between cognitive neuroscience and linguistic theory. Journal and Cognitive Processes 26(9): 1297-1316.

Hinzen, W., M. Werning & E. Machery. The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Oxford University Press.

Rossello, J. & Tx. Martin. For an approach to language with biocognitive import: The dismissal of specificity and other issues. In C. Boeckx, J.L. Mendivil-Giro & M.C. Horno (eds.) Language from a Biological Point of View. Current Issues in Biolinguistics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 14-22.


Hinzen, W. Emergence of a systemic semantics through minimal and underspecified codes. In A. di Sciullo & C. Boeckx BiolinguisticExplorations. Oxford University Press, 417-439.

Hinzen, W. Language and thought. In C. Boeckx, The Oxford Handbook of Minimalism. Oxford University Press, 499-522.

Hinzen, W., D. Kirkby & U. Reichard. Review of Mukherji The Primacy of Grammar. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 10.04.2010.

Sheehan, M. & W. Hinzen. Moving towards the edge. Linguistic Analysis 3: 405-458.


Arsenijevic, B. & W. Hinzen Recursion as a human universal and as a primitive. Biolinguistics 4(2): 165-173.

Hinzen, W. Constructive Versus Ontological Construals of Cantorian Ordinals. History and Philosophy of Logic 23: 1-20.


Hinzen, W. Hierarchy, Merge, and Truth. In M. Piattelli-Palmarini, J. Uriagereka & P. Salaburu (eds.) Of minds and language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country. Oxford University Press, 123-141.

Martin, Tx. Deconstructing object clitics. NYU Working Papers in Linguistics 2: 1-19.


Hinzen, W. Context and Logical Form. In P. Bouquet, & L. Serafini (eds.) Perspectives on Context. CSLI Publications, 141-168.

Hinzen, W. Prospects for an explanatory theory of semantics. Biolinguistics 2(4): 348-363.

Hinzen, W. Succ+Lex=Language. In Grohmann (ed.) InterPhases: PhaseTheoretic Investigations of Linguistic Interfaces. Oxford University Press, 25-47.

Rossello, J. Some arguments against some prevalent ideas on specificational sentences. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 7(2): 109-130.


Hinzen, W. An Essay on Naming and Truth. Oxford University Press.

Rossello, J. Sobre la investigacio del llenguatge amb tecniques de neuroimatge, els ERP en particular. Catalan Journal of Linguistics Monographs: 229-235.


Hinzen, W. Mind design and minimal syntax. Oxford University Press.

Martin, Tx. Another linguistics is possible. Nature, Culture, and the Study of Language. In J. Rossello & Tx. Martin (eds.) The Biolinguistic Turn. Issues on Language and Biology. Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias, 187-204.

Rossello, J. Duality of patterning and recursion: combinatorial properties at the roots of language. In J. Rossello & Tx. Martin (eds.) The Biolinguistic Turn. Issues on Language and Biology. Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias, 162-186

Rossello, J. & Tx. Martin. The Biolinguistic Turn. In J. Rossello & J. Martin (eds.) The Biolinguistic Turn. Issues on Language and Biology. Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias 3-17.

Recent MA theses and PhD Dissertation Proposals


  • Sinnott, Ciara Grace: Which communicative gestures precede language? (MA Thesis)
  • Slušná, Dominika: Subtracting language from gesture: What remains? A case study of non– or minimally verbal autism (MA Thesis)


  • Celma-Miralles, Alexandre: Linguistic and grammatical music. From a musical protolanguage to rhythm and tonality (MA Thesis)
  • Del Pino, Anna: The linguistic profile of two cognitively different schizophrenic patients with delusions: a single case study [PDF]
  • Mattos, Otavio: Learning from Communication: Kinds of Knowledge throughout Language Development (MA thesis) [PDF]
  • Schroeder, Kristen: A linguistic perspective on autism spectrum disorders (PhD Dissertation Proposal) [PDF]
  • Vila-Borrellas, Elisabet: Language Deficits in ASD as an Impairment of Grammar (PhD Dissertation Proposal) [PDF]
  • Yazdani, Morteza: Reference across schizophrenia (PhD Dissertation Proposal)


  • Schroeder, Kristen: What Was Done to Whom? Passive Comprehension in High Functioning Danish Autistics (MA Thesis) [PDF]

Recent PhD Dissertations


  • Worah, Pallavi (Durham University): Reconciling Externalism and Internalism through Use
  • Miller, James (Durham University): Realism, Truthmakers, and Language
  • Malt, Alex (Durham University): Embodiment and Grammatical Structure


  • Reichard, Ulrich (Durham University): Grammar, Ontology and the Unity of Meaning
  • Kirkby, David (Durham University): On Judgement: Psychological Genesis, Intentionality, and Grammar


  • Martin, Txuss (New York University): Deconstructing Catalan Object Clitics [PDF]

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