Pragmatik

PD Dr. Jörg Zinken

Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache
- Standort Augustacarree -
Augustaanlage 32
D-68165 Mannheim

Büro: AC/03

E-Mail:
zinken (at) ids-mannheim.de

Tel.: +49 621 / 1581 – 475
Fax: +49 621 / 1581 – 200

 

 

PD Dr. Jörg Zinken

Position

Researcher in the Pragmatics Department

'Privatdozent' at the University of Heidelberg

Activities

Project lead "Pragmatics and language diversity" and "Norms, rules and morality across languages (NoRM-aL)"

Researcher in the project "The interactive constitution of meaning", sub-project "Interpretations"

Qualifications and Positions

  • 2018 'Habilitation' at the University of Hamburg
  • Since October 2014, Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for the German Language
  • 2013 Reader in Language and Communication, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
  • 2003 Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
  • 2002 Ph.D. in General Linguistics, Universität Bielefeld

Research Interests

  • Conversation Analysis
  • Social interaction in a comparative and typological perspective
  • Construction of comparable video corpora of informal interaction in diverse languages
  • Analysis of situated modal meanings (permission, possibility, necessity)
  • Reasons for syntactic complexity in language use
  • A "relational" reformulation of linguistic relativity
  • Action categories and continuities
  • 'Interpretation' and understanding social action

Recent publications

  • Zinken, J. (2020). The Comparative Study of Social Action: What You Must and What You Can Do to Align with a Prior Speaker. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 53(4), pp. 443-462. doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2020.1826764

  • Zinken, J. (2020). Recruiting assistance and collaboration in Polish. In S. Floyd, Simeon, G. Rossi & N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Getting others to do things. A pragmatic typology of recruitments (pp. 281-324). Berlin: Language Science Press (Studies in Diversity Linguistics 31) DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4018384

  • Zinken, J., Rossi, G., Reddy, V. (2020). Doing more than expected. Thanking recognizes another’s agency in providing assistance. In C. Taleghani-Nikazm, E. Betz & P. Golato (Eds.), Mobilizing Others. Grammar and lexis within larger activities. (= Studies in language and social interaction 33) (pp. 253-278). Amsterdam / Philadelphia: Benjamins.

  • Zinken, J. & Costall, A. (2019). Diversity and Invariance in Human Social Action. Karl Duncker's “Situational Meanings” and the Schema of Linguistic Relativism. Paradigmi, 37(3), 491-506.

  • 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: 180391. PDF
  • Zinken, J. & Reddy, V. (2018). The practice of everyday life provides supporters and inviters of morally responsible agency. Invited commentary on John M. Doris, "Précis of Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency", Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, p. 53-54.
  • Zinken, J. & Deppermann, A. (2017). A cline of visible commitment in the situated design of imperative turns. Evidence from German and Polish. In M.-L. Sorjonen, L. Raevaara, & E. Couper-Kuhlen (Eds.), 'Imperative Turns at Talk. The design of directives in action' (pp. 27-63). Amsterdam, NJ: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Rossi, G. & Zinken, J. (2017). Social agency and grammar. In N. J. Enfield & P. Kockelman (Eds.), Distributed Agency (pp. 79-86). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Rossi, G. & Zinken, J. (2016). Grammar and social agency. The pragmatics of impersonal deontic statements. Language, 92(4), e296-e325.

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