Malte Zimmermann

List of John Benjamins publications for which Malte Zimmermann plays a role.


Zimmermann, Malte, Joseph P. De Veaugh-Geiss, Swantje Tönnis and Edgar Onea. 2020. (Non-)exhaustivity in focus partitioning across languages. Approaches to Hungarian: Volume 16: Papers from the 2017 Budapest Conference, Hegedűs, Veronika and Irene Vogel (eds.), pp. 207–230
We present novel experimental evidence on the availability and the status of exhaustivity inferences with focus partitioning in German, English, and Hungarian. Results suggest that German and English focus-background clefts and Hungarian focus share important properties, (É. Kiss 1998, 1999;… read more | Chapter
Hole, Daniel and Malte Zimmermann. 2013. Cleft partitionings in Japanese, Burmese and Chinese. Cleft Structures, Hartmann, Katharina and Tonjes Veenstra (eds.), pp. 285–318
The article presents the first comparative overview and analysis of clefting and related focusing strategies involving clauses with nominalizers in three (South) East Asian languages: Japanese, Burmese, and Mandarin Chinese. The three languages exhibit parametric variation as to whether focusing… read more | Article
I argue that the interpretation of expressions consisting of disjunction marker and wh-element (wh-disj expressions), which varies across languages, constitutes a case of semantic variation. In Hausa, these expressions denote universal generalized quantifiers, which give rise to free choice effects… read more | Article
Hartmann, Katharina and Malte Zimmermann. 2007. In place — out of place? Focus strategies in Hausa. On Information Structure, Meaning and Form: Generalizations across languages, Schwabe, Kerstin and Susanne Winkler (eds.), pp. 365–403
Zimmermann, Malte. 1999. Case-Assignment and the Syntactic Distribution of the Adnominal Quantifier paljon in Finnish. Linguistics in the Netherlands 1999, Bezooijen, Renée van and René Kager (eds.), pp. 217–231