2022 and in press:

  • Sean Trott, Benjamin Bergen & Eva Wittenberg (2022). Spontaneous, controlled acts of reference between friends and strangers. Language Resources and EvaluationPDF
  • Elena Marx & Eva Wittenberg (2022): Event structure predicts temporal interpretation of English and German past-under-past relative clauses. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 439-445). PDF
  • Ebru Evcen & Eva Wittenberg (2022): Making the Question under Discussion explicit shifts counterfactual interpretation. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (1855-1862). PDF

  • Romoli, Jacopo, Paolo Santorio & Eva Wittenberg (2022). Negation in counterfactuals: What is right and what is notJournal of Semantics, ffab023. PDF

  • Daniel Kleinman, Adam M. Morgan, Rachel Ostrand & Eva Wittenberg (2022). Lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on language processing. PLoS ONE 17(6): e0269242. PDF


  • Eva Wittenberg & Andreas Trotzke (2021). A Psycholinguistic Investigation into Diminutive Strategies in the East Franconian NP: Little Schnitzels Stay Big, but Little Crooks Become Nicer. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 33.4:405–436. PDF
  • Wittenberg, E., & Trotzke, A. (2021). Semantic incorporation and discourse prominence: Experimental evidence from English pronoun resolution. Journal of Pragmatics, 186, 87-99. Full paper
  • Suhas Arehalli & Eva Wittenberg (2021). Experimental filler design influences error correction rates in a word restoration paradigm. Linguistics Vanguard ; 7(1): 20200052. PDF
  • Wittenberg, E., Momma, S., & Kaiser, E. (2021). Demonstratives as bundlers of conceptual structure. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 6(1), 33. DOI


  • Ashwini Vaidya & Eva Wittenberg (2020). Productivity and argument sharing in Hindi light verb constructions. Journal of South Asian Linguistics 11, 52-82. PDF
  • Adam Morgan, Titus von der Malsburg, Vic Ferreira, & Eva Wittenberg. (2020). Shared syntax between comprehension and production: Multi-paradigm evidence that resumptive pronouns hinder comprehension. Cognition205, 104417. PDF
  • Karimi, Hossein, Michele Diaz & Eva Wittenberg (2020). Sheer Time Spent Expecting or Maintaining a Representation Facilitates Subsequent Retrieval during Sentence Processing. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 2728-2734. PDF
  • Wiese, Heike, Öncü, Mehmet Tahir, Müller, Hans G., & Eva Wittenberg (2020). Verb Third in spoken German: A natural order of information? in: Woolfe et al. (eds). Rethinking Verb Second, ch. 29, pp.682-699. Oxford University Press. PDF


  • Jacopo Romoli, Paolo Santorio & Eva Wittenberg (2019). Fixing de Morgan’s Laws in Counterfactuals. Proceedings of the 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium, pp. 347--356. PDF
  • Angela He & Eva Wittenberg (2020). The acquisition of event nominals and light verb constructions. Language & Linguistics Compass 14.2, pp. e12363. PDF
  • Andreas Trotzke & Eva Wittenberg (2019). Long-standing issues in adjective order and corpus evidence for a multifactorial approach. In: Andreas Trotzke & Eva Wittenberg (eds.): Special Issue of Linguistics: Adjective order through a Germanic lens, pp. 273-282. PDF
  • Judith Degen, Andreas Trotzke, Gregory Scontras, Eva Wittenberg, & Noah D. Goodman (2019): Definitely, maybe: A new experimental paradigm for investigating the pragmatics of evidential devices across languages, Journal of Pragmatics 140, pp. 33-48. PDF


  • Wittenberg, Eva & Ray Jackendoff (2018). Formalist Modeling and Psychological Reality. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 8:6, 787-791.
  • 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.
  • Ziegler, Jayden, Jesse Snedeker & Eva Wittenberg (2018). Event Structures Drive Semantic Structural Priming, Not Thematic Roles: Evidence From Idioms and Light Verbs. Cognitive Science,  42: 2918-2949. PDF
  • Wittenberg, E. (2018). Andreas Trotzke, "Sprachevolution". Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 37(1): 131–137. PDF
  • Hartshorne, J., & Wittenberg, E. (2018). Gabriel Radvansky and Jeff Zacks, Event Cognition.  Language and Cognition, 1-8. PDF


  • 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 
  • Wittenberg, Eva, Manizeh Khan & Jesse Snedeker (2017). Investigating thematic roles through implicit learning: Evidence from light verb constructions. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1089. PDF
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Trotzke, Andreas & Eva Wittenberg (2017). Expressive particle verbs and conditions on particle fronting. Journal of Linguistics, 53(2), pp. 407–435. PDF 


  • 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 
  • Trotzke, Andreas, Stefano Quaglia & Eva Wittenberg (2015). Topicalization in German particle verb constructions: The role of semantic transparency. Linguistische Berichte 244, 409-426. PDF
  • 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. PDF


  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 


  • Wittenberg, Eva (2013). Paradigmenspezifische Effekte subtiler semantischer Manipulationen.  Linguistische Berichte 235, 293-308. PDF 


  • Wittenberg, Eva & Maria M. Piñango (2011). Processing Light Verb Constructions. The Mental Lexicon 6:3, 393–413. PDF 


  • 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


  • 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