Recent work 

Chapin, K., Clarke, N., Garrard, P., Hinzen, W. Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment under a linguistic lens. [PDF


Linke, A., Slušná, D., Kohli, J. S., Álvarez-Linera, J., Müller, R.-A., Hinzen, W. 2021. Morphometry and functional connectivity of auditory cortex in school-age children with profound language disabilities: five comparative case studies. Brain & Cognition, 155, 105822.

Slušná, D., Rodríguez, A., Salvado, B., Vicente, A., Hinzen, W. 2021. Relations between language, non-verbal cognition and conceptualization in non- or minimally verbal individuals with ASD accross the lifespan. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 6, 23969415211053264.

Fuentes-Claramonte, P., Soler-Vidal, J., Salgado-Pineda, P.,  García‐León, M., Ramiro, N., Santo‐Angles, A., Llanos Torres, Tristany, L., Guerrero‐Pedraza, A., Munuera, J. Sarró, S., Salvador, R., Hinzen, W., McKenna, P, & Pomarol‐Clotet, E. 2021. Auditory hallucinations activate language and verbal short-term memory, but not auditory, brain regions. Sci Rep11, 18890 (2021).

Hinzen, W. & O. Mattos 2021. Explaining early generics: a linguistic model. Mind & Language, 1 - 18.

Schroeder, K., Durrleman, S., Hinzen, W. Relations between intensionality, theory of mind and complex syntax in autism spectrum conditions. Cognitive Development, vol. 59.101071. [PDF]

Martin, T., Hinzen, W. 2021. De se or not de se: A question of grammar. Languahe Sciences, 85, 101343.

Martin, T., Sitaridou, I., & Hinzen, W. 2021. Correlations between Case and the D-system and the interpretability of Case. Borealis - Am International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics, 10(2), 238 - 263.


Tovar, A., J. Ruiz-Idiago, C. M. Viladrich, A. Garí Soler, E. Pomarol-Clotet, J. Rosselló, W. Hinzen. 2020. Specifying linguistic impairment in manifest and pre-manifest Huntington’s disease. Journal of Communication Disorders, 83, 105970.

Hinzen, W. & T. Martin. 2020. De se or not de se: a question of grammar. Language Sciences,


Hinzen, W. & K. Schroeder. 2020. Functional categories and neurodiversity. Linguistic Analysis 42,3-4.


Tovar, A., S. Schmeisser, C. Morey, A. Gari, W. Hinzen 2019. Language disintegration under conditions of severe formal thought disorder. Glossa, 4(1): X. 1–24. DOI:

Hinzen, W., D. Slusna, K. Schroeder, G. Sevilla & E. Vila 2019. Mind – Language = ? The significance of nonverbal autism. Mind & Language, doi: 10.1111/mila.12257.

Little, B., Peter Gallagher, Vitor Zimmerer, Rosemary Varley, Maggie Douglas, Helen Spencer, Derya Çokal, Felicity Deamer, Douglas Turkington, I. Nicol Ferrier, Wolfram Hinzen and Stuart Watson 2019. Language in Schizophrenia and Aphasia: the Relationship with Non-verbal Cognition and Thought Disorder. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 24:6, 389-405, doi: 10.1080/13546805.2019.166875.

Cokal, D., V. Zimmerer, R. Varley, S. Watson, D. Turkington, N. Ferrier, W. Hinzen. 2019. Comprehension of factive and non-factive clausal complements in schizophrenia with and without formal thought disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 207:5, 384-392.

Cokal, D. V. Zimmerer, D. Turkington, N. Ferrier, R. Varley, S. Watson, W. Hinzen 2019. Disturbing the rhythm of thought: speech pausing patterns in schizophrenia, with and without formal thought disorder, PLoS ONE 14(5): e0217404.

P. Fuentes-Claramonte, J. Soler, W. Hinzen, et al., 2019. The interfering effects of frequent auditory verbal hallucinations on shadowing performance in schizophrenia. Letter to the editor, Schizophrenia Research, 208 (2019) 488–489;

Zimmerer, V., F. Deamer, R. Varley, W. Hinzen 2019. Comprehension of factive and non-factive embedding in aphasia and its relationship with lexical, syntactic and conceptual capacities. Journal of Neurolinguistics 49: 29–44.

Castellano, Marta; Aureli Soria-Frisch; Guilio Ruffini; Javier Acedo; María Dolores Ruiz Ruiz; Javier Hidalgo Gil; Jordi Vallès Ortega; Wolfram Hinzen 2019. Talking Brains - crowdsourcing EEG.

Deamer, F., E. Palmer, Q. Vuong, N. Ferrier, A. Finkelmeyer, W. Hinzen, S. Watson, 2019. Non-literal understanding and psychosis: Metaphor comprehension in individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition vol. 18, 100159,

Fuentes-Claramonte, P., Hinzen, N. Ramiro-Sousa, A. Rodriguez-Martinez, Carmen Sarri-Closa, S. Sarró, J. Larrubia, H. Andrés-Bergareche, P. Pablo Padilla, P. J. McKenna, E. Pomarol-Clotet 2018. Are auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia perceptual? A study examining their interfering effects in a shadowing task. Schizophrenia Research (letter to the editor) 208 (2019) 488–489.



Hinzen, W. 2018. On the rationality of grammar. In Language, Syntax and the Natural Sciences, eds. Á. Gallego and R.Martin, Cambridge University Press, pp. 164-181.

Hinzen, W. & M. Wiltschko 2018. The grammar of truth. Inquiry [doi:]

Tovar, A., P. Fuentes-Claramonte, J. Soler-Vidal, N. Ramiro-Sousa, A. Rodriguez-Martinez, C. Sarri-Closa, S. Sarró, J. Larrubia, H. Andrés-Bergareche, M. C. Miguel Cesma, P. Pablo Padilla, R. Salvador, E, Pomarol-Clotet, W. Hinzen 2018.

The linguistic signature of hallucinated voice talk in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research,

Durrleman, S., W. Hinzen, J. Franck 2017. False belief and relative clauses in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Communication Disorders 74, 35-44.

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,

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. schizophrenia ( 4:18 doi:10.1038/s41537-018-0061-9.

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. PlosOne13, 8, e0201545



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

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 100, March 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.