Publications by year

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In the pipeline

  1. On the social meaning of verbal irony: A case study of Kurt Tucholsky’s Ratschläge für einen schlechten Redner. Carlotta Quensel, Sandra Richter, and Judith Tonhauser. Under review.

  2. Prior beliefs and at-issueness independently modulate projection. Judith Tonhauser and Judith Degen. Under review. manuscript

2022

  1. German clefts address unexpected questions. Swantje Tönnis and Judith Tonhauser. 2022. Semantics and Linguistic Theory 32 (preprint)

  2. Are there factive predicates? An empirical investigation. Judith Degen and Judith Tonhauser. 2022. Language 98:3. (preprint, supplements)

  3. The interpretation of implicit arguments in Paraguayan Guaraní. Judith Tonhauser. 2022. Languages 7:83, special issue edited by Bruno Estigarribia on Guaraní linguistics. (link to paper)

  4. Managing web-experiments for psycholinguistics: An example from experimental semantics/pragmatics. 2022. Judith Degen and Judith Tonhauser, in Berez-Kroeker, A. L. and B. McDonnell and E. Koller (eds.) Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Open. pp.539-646. (link to paper)

2021

  1. Prior beliefs modulate projection. Judith Degen and Judith Tonhauser. 2021. Open Mind 5: 59–70. (link to paper)

  2. Temporal properties of noun phrases. 2021. Judith Tonhauser, in Gutzmann, D., Matthewson, L., C. Meier, H. Rullmann and T. E. Zimmermann (eds.) Companion to Semantics, New York: Wiley Blackwell. (preprint)

2020

  1. Evaluative adjective sentences: A question-based analysis of projection. 2020. Judith Tonhauser, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe and Judith Degen, Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5(1): 87. 1–33. (link to paper)

  2. Projection variability in Paraguayan Guaraní. 2020. Judith Tonhauser, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 38:1263-1302. (preprint)

2019

  1. Prosody and meaning: On the production, perception and interpretation of prosodically marked focus. 2019. Judith Tonhauser, in Cummins, C. and N. Katsos (eds.) Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.494-511. (preprint)

  2. Inferring meaning from indirect answers to polar questions: The contribution of the rise-fall-rise contour. 2019. Marie-Catherine de Marneffe and Judith Tonhauser, in Onea, E., M. Zimmermann, and K. von Heusinger (eds.) Questions in Discourse, Leiden: Brill Publishing, pp.132-163. (preprint)

  3. On the prosody of presupposition projection: A production experiment. 2019. Elena Vaiksnoraite, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe and Judith Tonhauser. North East Linguistic Society 49, pp.241-254. (pdf)

  4. On the information structure sensitivity of projective content. 2019. Judith Tonhauser, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Shari R. Speer and Jon Stevens, Sinn und Bedeutung 23, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, pp.923-949. (pdf)

  5. The CommitmentBank: Investigating projection in naturally occurring discourse. 2019. Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Mandy Simons and Judith Tonhauser, Sinn und Bedeutung 23, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, pp.663-680. (pdf)

2018

  1. How projective is projective content? Gradience in projectivity and at-issueness. 2018. Judith Tonhauser, David Beaver and Judith Degen, Journal of Semantics 35:495-542. (link to paper)

2017

  1. The Best Question: Explaining the projection behavior of factive verbs. 2017. Mandy Simons, David Beaver, Craige Roberts and Judith Tonhauser, Discourse Processes 54:187-206. (doi)

  2. Questions Under Discussion: Where information structure meets projective content. 2017. David Beaver, Craige Roberts, Mandy Simons and Judith Tonhauser, Annual Review of Linguistics 3:265-284. (link to paper)

  3. The distribution of implicit arguments in Paraguayan Guaraní. 2017. Judith Tonhauser, in Estigarribia, B. and J. Pinta (eds.) Guaraní Linguistics in the 21st Century, Leiden: Brill Publishing, pp.194-230. (preprint)

  4. Predicting projection from rational use of prosody. 2017. Jon Stevens, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Shari R. Speer and Judith Tonhauser, Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp.1144-1149. (pdf)

2016

  1. Prosodic cues to presupposition projection. 2016. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 26, Ithaca, LSA and CLC Publications, pp.934-960. (pdf)

2015

  1. Contextual information and the prosodic realization of focus: A cross-linguistic comparison. 2015. Rory Turnbull, Rachel Burdin, Cynthia G. Clopper and Judith Tonhauser, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 30:1061-1076; special issue on Laboratory in the Field: Advances in Cross-Linguistic Psycholinguistics. (link to paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  2. Variation in the prosody of focus in head- and head/edge-prominence languages. 2015. Rachel Burdin, Sara Phillips-Bourass, Rory Turnbull, Murat Yasavul, Cynthia G. Clopper and Judith Tonhauser, Lingua 165:254-276; special issue on Prosody and Information Structure in Typological Perspective. (link to paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  3. Are ‘informative presuppositions’ presuppositions? 2015. Judith Tonhauser, Language and Linguistics Compass 9:77-101 (link to paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  4. Cross-linguistic temporal reference. 2015. Judith Tonhauser, Annual Review of Linguistics 1:129-154. (link to paper)

  5. Exploring meaning in the field: Temporal and aspectual reference. 2015. Rebecca Cover and Judith Tonhauser, in Bochnak, R. and L. Matthewson (eds.) Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.306-350. (preprint)

2014

  1. Reportative evidentiality in Paraguayan Guaraní. 2014. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics of Under-represented Languages of the Americas 7, Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications, pp.189-204. (preprint)

2013

  1. Toward a taxonomy of projective content. 2013. Judith Tonhauser, David Beaver, Craige Roberts and Mandy Simons, Language 89:66-109. (pdf), Best Paper in Language 2013

  2. The prosody of focus in Paraguayan Guaraní. 2013. Cynthia G. Clopper and Judith Tonhauser, International Journal of American Linguistics 79:219-251. (link to paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  3. Semantics of inflection. 2013. Paul Kiparsky and Judith Tonhauser, in Maienborn, C., K. von Heusinger and P. Portner (eds.) Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, vol. 3, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp.2070-2097. (preprint)

2012

  1. Contrastive topics in Paraguayan Guaraní discourse. 2012. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 22 , Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications, pp.268-285. (pdf)

  2. Diagnosing (not-)at-issue content. 2012. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics of Under-represented Languages of the Americas 6, Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications, pp.239-254. (pdf)

2011

  1. Temporal reference in Paraguayan Guaraní, a tenseless language. 2011. Judith Tonhauser, Linguistics & Philosophy 34:257-303. (link to paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  2. The diachrony and synchrony of differential object marking in Paraguayan Guaraní. 2011. Cory Shain and Judith Tonhauser, Language Variation and Change 22:321-346. (link to paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  3. The Paraguayan Guaraní future marker -ta: Formal semantics and cross-linguistic comparison. 2011. Judith Tonhauser, in Musan, R. and M. Rathert (eds.) Tense Across Languages, Tübingen: Niemeyer, pp.207-231. (preprint)

  4. Cross-linguistic variation in temporal adjunct clauses. 2011. Yusuke Kubota, Jungmee Lee, Anastasia Smirnova and Judith Tonhauser, in Nishida, C. and C. Russi (eds.) Cahier Chronos: Selected Proceedings of Chronos 8, Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, pp.135-155. (preprint)

  5. What projects and why? 2011. Mandy Simons, Judith Tonhauser, David Beaver and Craige Roberts, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 20, Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications, pp.309-327. (pdf))

  6. On the prosodic coding of focus in Paraguayan Guaraní. 2011. Cynthia G. Clopper and Judith Tonhauser, West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 28, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, pp.249-257. (preprint)

2010 and before

  1. Temporal interpretation without tense: Coordination constructions in Korean and Japanese. 2010. Jungmee Lee and Judith Tonhauser, Journal of Semantics 27:307-341. (paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  2. Word order in Paraguayan Guaraní. 2010. Judith Tonhauser and Erika Colijn, International Journal of American Linguistics 76:255-288. (paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  3. Is Paraguayan Guaraní a tenseless language?. 2010. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics of Under-represented Languages of the Americas 5, Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications, pp.227-242. (pdf)

  4. Presupposition, conventional implicature, and beyond: A unified account of projection. 2009. Craige Roberts, Mandy Simons, David Beaver and Judith Tonhauser, in Klinedinst, N. & D. Rothschild (eds.) New Directions in the Theory of Presupposition, European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, Toulouse, France. (preprint)

  5. Counterfactuality and future time reference: The case of Paraguayan Guaraní -mo’ã. 2009. Judith Tonhauser, Sinn und Bedeutung 13, University of Stuttgart, pp.527-541. (preprint)

  6. On the cross-linguistic interpretation of embedded tenses. 2009. Yusuke Kubota, Jungmee Lee, Anastasia Smirnova and Judith Tonhauser, Sinn und Bedeutung 13, University of Stuttgart, pp.307-320. (preprint)

  7. Defining cross-linguistic categories: The case of nominal tense. 2008. Reply to Nordlinger and Sadler (2008). Judith Tonhauser, Language 84:332-342. (paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  8. Nominal tense? The meaning of Guaraní nominal temporal markers. 2007. Judith Tonhauser, Language 83:831-869. (paper behind paywall), please contact me for paper

  9. What is nominal tense? A case study of Paraguayan Guaraní. 2007. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics of Under-represented Languages 3, Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications, pp.149-168. (preprint)

  10. Agent focus and voice in Yucatec Maya. 2007. Judith Tonhauser, 39th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society, pp.540-558. (pdf)

  11. Towards an understanding of the meaning of nominal tense. 2005. Judith Tonhauser, Sinn und Bedeutung 9, Nijmegen: Nijmegen Center for Semantics, pp.475-488. (preprint)

  12. On the syntax and semantics of content questions in Yucatec Maya. 2003. Judith Tonhauser, 6th Workshop on American Indian Languages, Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics, vol.14, pp.106-121. (pdf)

  13. F-constructions in Yucatec Maya. 2003. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics of Under-represented Languages in the Americas 2, Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications, pp.203-223. (pdf)

  14. Treating polarity sensitivity by lexical underspecification: Motivation from semantic scope. 2002. Judith Tonhauser, Linguistics on the Way into the Third Millenium, Bern: Peter Lang, pp.829-837.

  15. A dynamic semantic account of the temporal interpretation of noun phrases. 2002. Judith Tonhauser, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 12, Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications, pp.286-305. (pdf)

  16. An approach to polarity sensitivity and negative concord by lexical underspecification. 2000. Judith Tonhauser, 7th International Conference on HPSG, Stanford: CSLI Publications, pp.285-304. (pdf)

  17. Psychological constraints on plausible default inheritance reasoning. 1996. Carl Vogel and Judith Tonhauser, 5th International Conference on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Cambridge, MA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp.608-619. (pdf)