Publications

For most of my papers, you can find preprint PDFs or links to open-access versions below. If you are interested in one of the other papers, please don’t hesitate to write me an e-mail (sharedsymbolicstorage [at] gmail [dot] com).

Monographs

Pleyer, Michael. 2020. The Everyday Use of pretend in Child Language and Child-Directed Speech: A Corpus Study. Heidelberg: heiDOK. DOI: 10.11588/heidok.00028873 . [link] [pdf]

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Stefan & Michael Pleyer. 2021. Constructing a Protolanguage: Reconstructing Prehistoric Languages in a Usage-Based Construction Grammar Framework. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 376: 20200200. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0200 [link] [Author Accepted Manuscript]

Hartmann, Stefan, Michael Pleyer, Sławomir Wacewicz, Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Przemysław Żywiczyński. 2021. Hypotheses and Definitions in Language Evolution Research: Reply to Mendívil-Giró. Biolinguistics 15. 1-11. [link]

Pleyer, Michael. 2017. Protolanguage and the Dynamics of Meaning Construal in Interaction. Language Sciences 63. 69-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2017.01.003 [link] [preprint]

Pleyer, Michael & Stefan Hartmann. 2020. Construction Grammar for Monkeys? Animal Communication in the Light of Usage-Based Linguistic Theory. Evolutionary Linguistic Theory 2(2). 154-196. DOI: 10.1075/elt.00021.ple [link] [preprint]

Pleyer, Michael & Stefan Hartmann. 2019. Constructing a Consensus on Language Evolution? Convergences and Differences Between Biolinguistic and Usage-Based Approaches. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences 10. 2537. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02537 [link] [preprint]

Pleyer, Michael & Anita Galuschek. 2016. Perspektiven auf Sinn und Verstehen von Symbolen in der Lebenswelt [Perspectives on the Meaning and Comprehension of Symbols in the Lifeworld]. Zeitschrift für Theoretische Soziologie (Special Issue 3). 163-187. [preprint]

Pleyer, Michael & James Winters. 2014. Integrating Cognitive Linguistics and Language Evolution Research. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum 11. 19-44. DOI: 10.12775/ths-2014-002 [link] [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael, Stefan Hartmann, James Winters & Jordan Zlatev. 2017. Interaction and Iconicity in the Evolution of Language. Interaction Studies 18(3). 303-313. DOI: 10.1075/is.18.3.01ple [link] [preprint]

Wacewicz, Sławomir, Przemyslaw Zywiczynski, Stefan Hartmann, Michael Pleyer & Antonio Benítez-Burraco. 2020. Language in Language Evolution Research: Towards a Pluralistic View. Biolinguistics 14. 59-101. [link]

Chapters in edited volumes (peer-reviewed)

Juchem-Grundmann, Constanze, Michael Pleyer & Monika Pleyer. 2019. Introduction. Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 7. 1-8. DOI: 10.1515/gcla-2019-0001 [link]

Pleyer, Michael. 2017. Sprachliche Perspektivierungsmuster des Englischen: Struktur, Erwerb, kognitive und interaktionale Grundlagen. [Linguistic Perspectivation Patterns of English: Structure, Acquisition, Cognitive and Interactional Foundations]. In Saskia Kersten & Monika Reif (Eds.), Neuere Entwicklungen in der angewandten Grammatikforschung: Korpora - Erwerb - Schnittstellen (Forum Angewandte Linguistik 61), 163-198. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang. DOI:10.3726/b11776 [link] [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2014. Perspectival Construal Patterns in Language, Cognition and Interaction: Their Acquisition, Structure and Foundations. In Paula Rodríguez-Puente, Teresa Fanego, Evelyn Gandón-Chapela, Sara María Riveiro-Outeiral & María Luisa Roca-Varela (Eds.), Current Research in Applied Linguistics: Issues on Language and Cognition, 236-262. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael & Christian W. Schneider. 2014. Construal and Comics: The Multimodal Autobiography of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. In Chloe Harrison, Louise Nuttall, Peter Stockwell & Wenjuan Yuan (Eds.), Cognitive Grammar in Literature (Linguistic Approaches to Literature 17), 35-52. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/lal.17.03ple [link] [preprint]

Schneider, Christian W. & Michael Pleyer. 2018. Cognitive Linguistics and Multimodal Poetics: Sequential and Summary Scanning in Graphic Literature. In Szilvia Csábi (Ed.), Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics, 255-278. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [link] [pdf]

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Hartmann, Stefan & Michael Pleyer. 2020. A New Hope (for Common Ground)? Convergences Between Biolinguistic and Usage-Based Approaches to Language and Its Evolution. In: A. Ravignani, C. Barbieri, M. Martins, M. Flaherty, Y. Jadoul, E. Lattenkamp, H. Little, K. Mudd & T. Verhoef (eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference (EvoLang13), 141-143. DOI:10.17617/2.3190925. [link] [pdf]

Hartmann, Stefan, Peeter Tinits, Jonas Nölle, Thomas Hartmann & Michael Pleyer. 2016. Plain Simple Complex Structures: The Emergence of Overspecification in an Iterated Learning Setup. In Sean G. Roberts, Christine Cuskley, Luke McCrohon, Lluís Barceló-Coblijn, Olga Feher & Tessa Verhoef (Eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 11). [link] [pdf]

Littauer, Richard, Sean G. Roberts, James Winters, Rachel Bailes, Michael Pleyer & Hannah Little. 2014. From the Savannah to the Cloud: Blogging Evolutionary Linguistics Research. In Luke McCrohon, Tessa Verhoef, Bill Thompson & Hajime Yamauchi (Eds.), The Past, Present and Future of Language Evolution Research. Student Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 121-131. [pdf]

Littauer, Richard, James Winters, Sean G. Roberts, Hannah Little, Michael Pleyer & Bill Benzon. 2012. Academic Research in the Blogosphere: Adapting to New Risks and Opportunities on the Internet. In Jan Christoph Meister (Eds.), Digital Humanities 2012. Conference Abstracts. University of Hamburg, July 16-22, 268-269. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press. [link]

Pleyer, Michael. 2020. Pretend Play as a Scaffold for Language Evolution. In: A. Ravignani, C. Barbieri, M. Martins, M. Flaherty, Y. Jadoul, E. Lattenkamp, H. Little, K. Mudd & T. Verhoef (eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference (EvoLang13), 345-355. DOI:10.17617/2.3190925. [link] [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2018. Language Evolution and the Emergence of Constructions in Interaction. In Christine Cuskley, Molly Flaherty, Hannah Little, Luke McCrohon, Andrea Ravignani & Tessa Verhoef (Eds.), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII). [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2014. Cognition, Usage, and Complex Systems: Evolving Theories of Language and their Relevance for Evolutionary Linguistics. In Luke McCrohon, Tessa Verhoef, Bill Thompson & Hajime Yamauchi (Eds.), The Past, Present and Future of Language Evolution Research. Student Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 64-74. [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2012. Cognitive Construal, Mental Spaces and the Evolution of Language and Cognition. In Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Monica Tamariz, Erica. A. Cartmill & James R. Hurford (Eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 9th Conference on the Evolution of Language, 288-295. Singapore: World Scientific. [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2012. Perspective and Perspectivation in Language and Cognition: A Cognitive-Linguistic and Cognitive-Developmental Approach. In Ute Schmid et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of KogWis2012. 11th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society, 46-47. Bamberg: Bamberg University Press. [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael & Stefan Hartmann. 2016. Construction Grammar for Apes. In Sean G. Roberts, Christine Cuskley, Luke McCrohon, Lluís Barceló-Coblijn, Olga Feher & Tessa Verhoef (Eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 11). [link] [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael & Stefan Hartmann. 2014. A Matter of Perspective: Viewpoint Phenomena in the Evolution of Grammar. In Erica A. Cartmill, Seán Roberts, Heidi Lyn & Hannah Cornish (Eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 98-105. Singapore: World Scientific. [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael & Nicolas Lindner. 2014. Constructions, Construal and Cooperation in the Evolution of Language. In Erica A. Cartmill, Seán Roberts, Heidi Lyn & Hannah Cornish (Eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 244-251. Singapore: World Scientific. [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael & Martin Zettersten. 2012. From Cognition to Corpus, from Corpus to Cognition: How Corpus Research in Child Language can Benefit from Research in Developmental Psychology, and Vice Versa. In Ute Schmid et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of KogWis2012. 11th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society, 139-140. Bamberg: Bamberg University Press. [pdf]

Pleyer, Monika & Michael Pleyer. 2016. The Evolution of Im/Politeness. In Sean G. Roberts, Christine Cuskley, Luke McCrohon, Lluís Barceló-Coblijn, Olga Feher & Tessa Verhoef (Eds.), The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 11). [link] [pdf]

Winters, James & Michael Pleyer. 2012. Cognitive Linguistics as a Framework to Study the Evolution of Language. In Ute Schmid et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of KogWis2012. 11th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society, 112-113. Bamberg: Bamberg University Press. [pdf]

Edited Volumes

Bainczyk-Crescentini, Marlene, Kathleen Ess, Michael Pleyer, & Monika Pleyer (Eds.). 2015. Identitäten/Identities: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven. Heidelberg: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. [link]

Hartmann, Stefan, Michael Pleyer, James Winters & Jordan Zlatev (Eds.). 2017. Interaction and Iconicity in the Evolution of Language. Special Issue of Interaction Studies 18(3). [link]

Juchem-Grundmann, Constanze, Michael Pleyer & Monika Pleyer (Eds.). 2019. Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 7. Berlin & Boston: de Gruyter. [link]

Book Reviews

Pleyer, Michael. 2013. Review of Thomas Hoffmann and Graeme Trousdale (eds): The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.”In Linguist List 24.3771 [link]

Pleyer, Michael. 2012. Review of Kelly S. Mix, Linda B. Smith, and Michael Gasser (Eds.), The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Language and Cognition 4(2), 127-134.

Pleyer, Michael. 2012. “Review of Maggie Tallerman and Kathleen R. Gibson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Linguist List 23.2181 [link]

Pleyer, Michael. 2011. Review of Carl F. Graumann and Werner Kallmeyer, eds. (2002): Perspective and Perspectivation in Discourse. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. International Cognitive Linguistics Association Book Reviews.

Other Publications

Barceló-Coblijn, Lluís, Cory Cuthbertson, Kirsty E. Graham, Stefan Hartmann & Michael Pleyer. 2016. Conference Report on Evolang 11. Journal of Language Evolution 1(2). 159-162. DOI: 10.1093/jole/lzw010 [link] [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2017. Wie fliegende Schweine in den Kopf kommen und die Grenzen des Möglichen überschreiten: Die kognitiven Grundlagen von Bedeutung in Sprache, Denken und Interaktion. [How Flying Pigs Get into Your Head and Cross the Boundaries of What is Possible: The Cognitive Foundations of Meaning in Language, Thought, and Interaction]. In Marco Michael Wagner & Ladislaus Ludescher (Eds.), Grenzüberschreitungen und Wendepunkte, 313-344. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. [link] [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2012. Human Uniqueness from the Perspective of Evolutionary Anthropology and Cognitive Science. Logoi: Heidelberger Graduiertenjournal für Geisteswissenschaften 2(2). 1-20. [link] [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael. 2011. The Biological Evolution of Language: A Brief Overview. Contributions to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture/Beiträge zur Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft 2011.1 (Arbeitsblätter des Anglistischen Seminars Heidelberg). 75- 97. [pdf]

Pleyer, Michael & Monika Pleyer. 2014. Der Erwerb von Perspektivität in der früheren und späteren Kindheit [The Acquisition of Perspectivity in Early and Later Childhood]. In Ekkehard Felder & Marcus Müller (Eds.), Diskurszukünfte. 10. Jahrestagung des Forschungsnetzwerks „Sprache und Wissen.“ Jubiläumszeitschrift, 42-43. Heidelberg. [link] [pdf]

Submitted Manuscripts & Manuscripts in Preparation

Hartmann, Stefan, Evelina Daniela Rodrigues, Michael Pleyer, Natalie Uomini & Nathalie Gontier (eds.). in preparation. Comparative Perspectives on Multimodality and Compositionality. Special Issue of International Journal of Primatology.

Pleyer, Michael, Ryan Lepic & Stefan Hartmann. in preparation. Multimodality and Compositionality in Linguistics. International Journal of Primatology (Special Issue: Comparative Perspectives on Multimodality and Compositionality)