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C05 - Discourse referents as perspectival centres

In the second phase of the project we will primarily investigate Free Indirect Discourse (FID) as a prominence-lending feature. Via experimental methods we will pursue the question of how FID influences the prominence status of protagonists functioning as implicit thinkers, as well as the prominence status of propositions that are interpreted as thoughts of the respective protagonist.

See list of publications



PD Dr. Stefan Hinterwimmer

Principal Investigator C05

Office: University of Wuppertal, Gaußstr. 20, room L 12.2
E-mail: hinterwimmer(at)
Phone: (+49) 202-439 5218
Web: PD Dr. Stefan Hinterwimmer


Sara Meuser

Doctoral student C05

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.03
E-mail: smeuser2(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89904
Web: Sara Meuser


Christopher Saure

Doctoral student C05

Office:Bergischen Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstr. 20, Raum P.07.02.
E-Mail: c.saure(at)


Felix Jüstel

Student assistant C05

Office: Philosophikum
E-mail: fjueste1(at)


Janne Schmandt

Student assistant C05

Office: Philosophikum
E-mail: jschman1(at)


To appear

  • Ebert, Cornelia & Stefan Hinterwimmer. To appear. Free indirect discourse meets character viewpoint gestures: A reconstruction of Davidson’s demonstration account with gesture semantics. In Sam Featherstone, Robin Hörnig, Andreas Konietzko & Sophie von Wietersheim (eds.), Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2020: Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives. Tübingen: University of Tübingen. preprint: pdf



  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan. 2020. Zum Zusammenspiel von Erzähler- und Protagonistenperspektive in den Brenner-Romanen von Wolf-Haas. In Sonja Zeman (ed.), Sprachliche Strukturen der Narration, Sonderausgabe der Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik (ZGL) 48, 529–561. pdf​​​​​​​
  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan, Andreas Brocher & Umesh Patil. 2020. Demonstrative Pronouns as Anti-Logophoric Pronouns: An Experimental Investigation. Dialogue & Discourse 11(2). 110–127. preprint: pdf




  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan & Peter Bosch. 2017. Demonstrative pronouns and propositional attitudes. In Pritty Patel-Grosz, Patrick Grosz & Sarah Zobel (eds.), Pronouns in embedded contexts, 105–144. Dordrecht: Springer. preprint: pdf
  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan & Petra B. Schumacher (eds.). 2017. Special Collection: Perspective Taking​​​​​​​. Glossa 2. 1.

Event organization

  • Linguistic perspectives on perspective-taking in narrative discourse - University of Wuppertal, Workshop held from 12th - 13th June 2019. Program