Much of my research falls into three broad themes, and this page attempts to categorize my papers accordingly: social interaction, theory & methods, and ideophones & iconicity. A fourth category, team science, captures contributions to collaborative projects on a range of other topics. Note that some papers appear in multiple lists while others don’t appear here (see full list). If you’re more visually oriented, see also publications by figures.

Social interaction

↥ topWork on conversational structure, pragmatic typology, and communicative repair.

Dingemanse, M. (2021). Interjections. In E. van Lier (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Word Classes. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ngcrs
Dingemanse, M. (2021). Ideophones. In E. van Lier (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Word Classes. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/u96zt
Dingemanse, M. (2020). The space between our heads: Why language remains the most flexible brain-to-brain interface. Aeon. https://aeon.co/essays/why-language-remains-the-most-flexible-brain-to-brain-interface Download Download
Dingemanse, M. (2020). Between Sound and Speech: Liminal Signs in Interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 53(1), 188–196. https://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2020.1712967 Download
Rasenberg, M., Özyürek, A., & Dingemanse, M. (2020). Alignment in Multimodal Interaction: An Integrative Framework. Cognitive Science, 44(11). https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12911 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2020). Recruiting assistance and collaboration: a West-African corpus study. In S. Floyd, G. Rossi, & N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Getting others to do things: A pragmatic typology of recruitments (pp. 369–421). Language Science Press. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4018387 Download
Arkel, J. van, Woensdregt, M., Dingemanse, M., & Blokpoel, M. (2020). A simple repair mechanism can alleviate computational demands of pragmatic reasoning: simulations and complexity analysis. Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/2020.conll-1.14 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2020). Resource-rationality beyond individual minds: the case of interactive language use. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, 23–24. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X19001638 Download
Dingemanse, M., Blythe, J., & Dirksmeyer, T. (2018). Formats for other-initiation of repair across languages: an exercise in pragmatic typology. In I. A. Nikolaeva (Ed.), Linguistic Typology: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (Vol. 4, pp. 322–357). Routledge. Download
Fusaroli, R., Tylén, K., Garly, K., Steensig, J., Christiansen, M. H., & Dingemanse, M. (2017). Measures and mechanisms of common ground: backchannels, conversational repair, and interactive alignment in free and task-oriented social interactions. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2055–2060). Download
Dingemanse, M., Rossi, G., & Floyd, S. (2017). Place reference in story beginnings: a cross-linguistic study of narrative and interactional affordances. Language in Society, 46(2), 129–158. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047404516001019 Download
Baranova, J., & Dingemanse, M. (2016). Reasons for requests. Discourse Studies, 18(6), 641–675. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445616667154 Download
Dingemanse, M., Kendrick, K. H., & Enfield, N. J. (2016). A coding scheme for other-initiated repair across languages. Open Linguistics, 2, 35–46. https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2016-0002 Download
Dingemanse, M., Roberts, S. G., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gisladottir, R. S., Kendrick, K. H., Levinson, S. C., Manrique, E., Rossi, G., & Enfield, N. J. (2015). Universal Principles in the Repair of Communication Problems. PLOS ONE, 10(9), e0136100. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0136100
Dingemanse, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2015). Other-initiated repair across languages: towards a typology of conversational structures. Open Linguistics, 1, 98–118. https://doi.org/10.2478/opli-2014-0007 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2015). Other-initiated repair in Siwu. Open Linguistics, 1, 232–255. https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2015-0001 Download
Dingemanse, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2014). Let’s Talk: Universal Social Rules Underlie Languages. Scientific American Mind, 25, 64–69. https://doi.org/10.1038/scientificamericanmind0914-64 Download
Dingemanse, M., Blythe, J., & Dirksmeyer, T. (2014). Formats for other-initiation of repair across languages: An exercise in pragmatic typology. Studies in Language, 38(1), 5–43. https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.38.1.01din Download
Dingemanse, M., & Floyd, S. (2014). Conversation across cultures. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology (pp. 434–464). Cambridge University Press. Download
Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., & Enfield, N. J. (2013). Is “Huh?” a universal word? Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items. PLOS ONE, 8(11), e78273. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078273 Download
Enfield, N. J., Dingemanse, M., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Brown, P., Dirksmeyer, T., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Gísladóttir, R., Hoymann, G., Kendrick, K. H., Levinson, S. C., Magyari, L., Manrique, E., Rossi, G., San Roque, L., & Torreira, F. (2013). Huh? What? – A first survey in twenty-one languages. In M. Hayashi, G. Raymond, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), Conversational Repair and Human Understanding (pp. 343–380). Cambridge University Press. Download

Theory and methods

↥ topWork with a focus on conceptual foundations or methodological contributions.

Nielsen, A. K. S., & Dingemanse, M. (2021). Iconicity in Word Learning and Beyond: A Critical Review. Language and Speech, 64(1), 52–72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0023830920914339 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2020). The space between our heads: Why language remains the most flexible brain-to-brain interface. Aeon. https://aeon.co/essays/why-language-remains-the-most-flexible-brain-to-brain-interface Download Download
Dingemanse, M., Perlman, M., & Perniss, P. (2020). Construals of iconicity: experimental approaches to form–meaning resemblances in language. Language and Cognition, 12(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2019.48 Download Download
Dingemanse, M. (2020). Between Sound and Speech: Liminal Signs in Interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 53(1), 188–196. https://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2020.1712967 Download
Arkel, J. van, Woensdregt, M., Dingemanse, M., & Blokpoel, M. (2020). A simple repair mechanism can alleviate computational demands of pragmatic reasoning: simulations and complexity analysis. Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/2020.conll-1.14 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2020). Resource-rationality beyond individual minds: the case of interactive language use. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, 23–24. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X19001638 Download
Cuskley, C., Dingemanse, M., Kirby, S., & van Leeuwen, T. M. (2019). Cross-modal associations and synesthesia: Categorical perception and structure in vowel–color mappings in a large online sample. Behavior Research Methods, 51(4), 1651–1675. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-019-01203-7 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2017). Brain-to-brain interfaces and the role of language in distributing agency. In N. J. Enfield & P. Kockelman (Eds.), Distributed Agency (pp. 59–66). Oxford University Press. Download
Dingemanse, M. (2017). On the margins of language: Ideophones, interjections and dependencies in linguistic theory. In N. J. Enfield (Ed.), Dependencies in language (pp. 195–202). Language Science Press. Download
Dingemanse, M. (2015). Folk definitions in linguistic fieldwork. In J. Essegbey, B. Henderson, & F. McLaughlin (Eds.), Language Documentation and Endangerment in Africa (pp. 215–238). John Benjamins. Download
Dingemanse, M., Hammond, J., Stehouwer, H., Somasundaram, A., & Drude, S. (2012). A high speed transcription interface for annotating primary linguistic data. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, 7–12. Download
Dingemanse, M. (2012). Advances in the cross-linguistic study of ideophones. Language and Linguistics Compass, 6(10), 654–672. https://doi.org/10.1002/lnc3.361 Download
Dediu, D., & Dingemanse, M. (2012). More than accent: linguistic and cultural cues in the emergence of tag-based cooperation. Current Anthropology, 53(5), 606–607. Download
Dingemanse, M. (2009). The selective advantage of body-part terms. Journal of Pragmatics, 41, 2130–2136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2008.11.008 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2009). The Enduring Spoken Word. Science, 323(5917), 1010b–11011. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.323.5917.1010b Download

Ideophones and iconicity

↥ topWork on form-meaning resemblances and on ideophones, vivid sensory words.

Nielsen, A. K. S., & Dingemanse, M. (2021). Iconicity in Word Learning and Beyond: A Critical Review. Language and Speech, 64(1), 52–72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0023830920914339 Download
Dingemanse, M., Perlman, M., & Perniss, P. (2020). Construals of iconicity: experimental approaches to form–meaning resemblances in language. Language and Cognition, 12(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2019.48 Download Download
Dingemanse, M., & Thompson, B. (2020). Playful iconicity: structural markedness underlies the relation between funniness and iconicity. Language and Cognition, 12(1), 203–224. https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2019.49 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2019). “Ideophone” as a comparative concept. In K. Akita & P. Pardeshi (Eds.), Ideophones, Mimetics, Expressives (pp. 13–33). John Benjamins. Download
Akita, K., & Dingemanse, M. (2019). Ideophones (Mimetics, Expressives). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.477 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2018). Redrawing the margins of language: Lessons from research on ideophones. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 3(1), 1–30. https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.444 Download Download
Dingemanse, M. (2017). Expressiveness and system integration. On the typology of ideophones, with special reference to Siwu. STUF - Language Typology and Universals, 70(2), 363–384. https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2017-0018 Download
Dingemanse, M., & Akita, K. (2017). An inverse relation between expressiveness and grammatical integration: on the morphosyntactic typology of ideophones, with special reference to Japanese. Journal of Linguistics, 53(3), 501–532. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002222671600030X Download
Dingemanse, M. (2017). On the margins of language: Ideophones, interjections and dependencies in linguistic theory. In N. J. Enfield (Ed.), Dependencies in language (pp. 195–202). Language Science Press. Download
Lockwood, G., Hagoort, P., & Dingemanse, M. (2016). Synthesized size-sound sound symbolism. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1823–1828). Cognitive Science Society. Download
Lockwood, G., Hagoort, P., & Dingemanse, M. (2016). How iconicity helps people learn new words: neural correlates and individual differences in sound-symbolic bootstrapping. Collabra, 2(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.42 Download
Lockwood, G., Dingemanse, M., & Hagoort, P. (2016). Sound-symbolism boosts novel word learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42(8), 1274–1281. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000235 Download
Dingemanse, M., Schuerman, W., Reinisch, E., Tufvesson, S., & Mitterer, H. (2016). What sound symbolism can and cannot do: testing the iconicity of ideophones from five languages. Language, 92(2), e117–e133. https://doi.org/10.1353/lan.2016.0034 Download
Drijvers, L., Zaadnoordijk, L., & Dingemanse, M. (2015). Sound-symbolism is disrupted in dyslexia: Implications for the role of cross-modal abstraction processes. In D. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 602–607). Cognitive Science Society. Download
Dingemanse, M., Blasi, D. E., Lupyan, G., Christiansen, M. H., & Monaghan, P. (2015). Arbitrariness, iconicity and systematicity in language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(10), 603–615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2015.07.013 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2015). Ideophones and reduplication: Depiction, description, and the interpretation of repeated talk in discourse. Studies in Language, 39(4), 946–970. https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.39.4.05din Download
Verhoef, T., Roberts, S. G., & Dingemanse, M. (2015). Emergence of systematic iconicity: transmission, interaction and analogy. In D. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2481–2486). Cognitive Science Society. Download
Lockwood, G., & Dingemanse, M. (2015). Iconicity in the lab: a review of behavioural, developmental, and neuroimaging research into sound-symbolism. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1246), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01246 Download
Dingemanse, M., Verhoef, T., & Roberts, S. G. (2014). The role of iconicity in the cultural evolution of communicative signals. In B. de Boer & T. Verhoef (Eds.), Proceedings of Evolang X Workshop on Signals, Speech and Signs (pp. 11–15). Download
Dingemanse, M. (2014). Making new ideophones in Siwu: creative depiction in conversation. Pragmatics and Society, 5(3), 384–405. https://doi.org/10.1075/ps.5.3.04din Download
Dingemanse, M. (2013). Ideophones and gesture in everyday speech. Gesture, 13(2), 143–165. https://doi.org/10.1075/gest.13.2.02din Download
Dingemanse, M. (2012). Coerced iconicity in writing and speech. SemiotiX, XN-8. http://www.semioticon.com/semiotix/2012/07/coerced-iconicity-in-writing-and-speech/ Download
Dingemanse, M., & Majid, A. (2012). The semantic structure of sensory vocabulary in an African language. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 300–305). Cognitive Science Society. Download
Dingemanse, M. (2012). Advances in the cross-linguistic study of ideophones. Language and Linguistics Compass, 6(10), 654–672. https://doi.org/10.1002/lnc3.361 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2011). Ezra Pound among the Mawu: Ideophones and Iconicity in Siwu. In P. Michelucci, O. Fischer, & C. Ljungberg (Eds.), Semblance and Signification (pp. 39–54). John Benjamins. Download
Dingemanse, M. (2011). Ideophones and the aesthetics of everyday language in a West-African society. The Senses and Society, 6(1), 77–85. https://doi.org/10.2752/174589311X12893982233830 Download
Dingemanse, M. (2011). The Meaning and Use of Ideophones in Siwu [PhD dissertation, Radboud University]. http://thesis.ideophone.org/ Download

Team science

↥ topA lot of my work is collaborative. The collection below lists team science contributions on topics like synaesthesia, language and perception, and social interaction.

van Leeuwen, T. M., Wilsson, L., Norrman, H. N., Dingemanse, M., Bölte, S., & Neufeld, J. (2021). Perceptual processing links autism and synesthesia: A co-twin control study. Cortex, 145, 236–249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2021.09.016 Download
Kendrick, K. H., Brown, P., Dingemanse, M., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Hayano, K., Hoey, E., Hoymann, G., Manrique, E., Rossi, G., & Levinson, S. C. (2020). Sequence organization: A universal infrastructure for social action. Journal of Pragmatics, 168, 119–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2020.06.009 Download
Burghoorn, F., Dingemanse, M., van Lier, R., & van Leeuwen, T. M. (2020). The Relation Between Autistic Traits, the Degree of Synaesthesia, and Local/Global Visual Perception. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50(1), 12–29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04222-7 Download
van Leeuwen, T. M., van Petersen, E., Burghoorn, F., Dingemanse, M., & van Lier, R. (2019). Autistic traits in synaesthesia: atypical sensory sensitivity and enhanced perception of details. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1787), 20190024. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0024 Download
Cuskley, C., Dingemanse, M., Kirby, S., & van Leeuwen, T. M. (2019). Cross-modal associations and synesthesia: Categorical perception and structure in vowel–color mappings in a large online sample. Behavior Research Methods, 51(4), 1651–1675. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-019-01203-7 Download
Dideriksen, C., Fusaroli, R., Tylén, K., Dingemanse, M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Contextualizing Conversational Strategies: Backchannel, Repair and Linguistic Alignment in Spontaneous and Task-Oriented Conversations. Proceedings of CogSci 2019, 261–267. Download
Majid, A., Roberts, S. G., Cilissen, L., Emmorey, K., Nicodemus, B., O’Grady, L., Woll, B., LeLan, B., de Sousa, H., Cansler, B. L., Shayan, S., de Vos, C., Senft, G., Enfield, N. J., Razak, R. A., Fedden, S., Tufvesson, S., Dingemanse, M., Ozturk, O., … Levinson, S. C. (2018). Differential coding of perception in the world’s languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(45), 11369–11376. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1720419115 Download
Floyd, S., Rossi, G., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Dingemanse, M., Kendrick, K. H., Zinken, J., & Enfield, N. J. (2018). Universals and cultural diversity in the expression of gratitude. Royal Society Open Science, 5(5), 180391. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180391 Download
Fusaroli, R., Tylén, K., Garly, K., Steensig, J., Christiansen, M. H., & Dingemanse, M. (2017). Measures and mechanisms of common ground: backchannels, conversational repair, and interactive alignment in free and task-oriented social interactions. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2055–2060). Download
van Leeuwen, T. M., & Dingemanse, M. (2016). Colour associations in synaesthetes and nonsynaesthetes: A large-scale study in Dutch. Perception, 45, 333–334.
van Leeuwen, T. M., Dingemanse, M., Todil, B., Agameya, A., & Majid, A. (2016). Non-Random Associations of Graphemes with Colors in Arabic. Multisensory Research, 29(1–3), 223–252. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-00002511 Download
San Roque, L., Kendrick, K., Norcliffe, E., Brown, P., Defina, R., Dingemanse, M., Dirksmeyer, T., Enfield, N. J., Floyd, S., Hammond, J., Rossi, G., Tufvesson, S., van Putten, S., & Majid, A. (2015). Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2014-0089 Download