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C05 - Discourse referents as perspectival centres

The main goal of the project is to determine, via acceptability and eye-tracking studies, how the global and local prominence status of discourse referents interact in making them available as perspectival centres with respect to the two types of perspective taking in narrative texts, Free Indirect Discourse and Viewpoint Shifting. On the basis of the experimental results, the formal analysis of Free Indirect Discourse and Viewpoint Shifting, to be developed in the project, will be developed into a dynamic discourse model.

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


Felix Jüstel

Student assistant C05

Office: Philosophikum
E-mail: fjueste1(at)


Janne Schmandt

Student assistant C05

Office: Philosophikum
E-mail: jschman1(at)

List of publications

To appear

  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan. To appear. Zum Zusammenspiel von Erzähler- und Protagonistenperspektive in den Brenner-Romanen von Wolf-Haas. In Sonja Zeman (ed.), Sprachliche Strukturen der Narration, special issue of Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik. preprint: pdf




Event organization

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