Courses

An overview of courses in inquisitive semantics given around the world.

Dynamic inquisitive semantics

2021 ][ Utrecht (virtual)

This course brings together two important strands in the formal analysis of natural language meaning: dynamic semantics and inquisitive semantics. It develops an integrated logical framework, dynamic inquisitive semantics, and…

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Logic and Conversation

2020 ][ Amsterdam

Traditionally, logic is concerned with the characterization of valid reasoning and argumentation, and therefore identifies the meaning of a sentence with its truth conditions. When analyzing the meaning of sentences…

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Logic and Conversation

2019 ][ Amsterdam

Traditionally, logic is concerned with the characterization of valid reasoning and argumentation, and therefore identifies the meaning of a sentence with its truth conditions. When analyzing the meaning of sentences…

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Logic and Conversation

2018 ][ Amsterdam

Traditionally, logic is concerned with the characterization of valid reasoning and argumentation, and therefore identifies the meaning of a sentence with its truth conditions. When analyzing the meaning of sentences…

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The Semantics of Questions

2018 ][ Rethymnon

Standard semantic theories identify the meaning of a sentence with its truth-conditions. This is a fruitful notion of meaning for the analysis of declarative sentences like “Mary left”, but it…

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Logic and Conversation

2017 ][ Amsterdam

Traditionally, logic is concerned with the characterization of valid reasoning and argumentation, and therefore identifies the meaning of a sentence with its truth conditions. When analyzing the meaning of sentences…

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Logic and Conversation

2016 ][ Amsterdam

Traditionally, logic is concerned with the characterization of valid reasoning and argumentation, and therefore identifies the meaning of a sentence with its truth conditions. When analyzing the meaning of sentences…

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Logic and Conversation

2015 ][ Amsterdam

The theme of the course is the interplay between semantics and pragmatics in the interpretation of natural language in conversation, and the role of logic in formulating semantic and pragmatic…

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Inquisitive semantics

2015 ][ Barcelona

Inquisitive semantics is a relatively new logical framework for natural language semantics. It enriches the standard framework in that its notion of meaning encompasses both informative and inquisitive content. The…

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Logic and Conversation

2014 ][ Amsterdam

This year we will have a special edition of the course featuring a number of lectures by Prof. Anna Szabolcsi from New York University, who will be visiting the Inquisitive…

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Logic and Conversation

2013 ][ Amsterdam

The theme of the course is the interplay between semantics and pragmatics in the interpretation of natural language discourse, and the role of logic in formulating semantic and pragmatic theories….

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Questions, assertions, and hybrids in an inquisitive discourse model

2013 ][ Duesseldorf, Germany

The course aims to familiarize students with recent developments in semantics and pragmatics, focusing on assertions, questions, and a range of ‘hybrid’ discourse moves that combine features of both. At…

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Logic and Conversation

2012 ][ Amsterdam

The theme of the course is the interplay between semantics and pragmatics in the interpretation of natural language discourse, and the role of logic in formulating semantic and pragmatic theories….

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Inquisitive Semantics

2012 ][ Austin, Texas, USA

Inquisitive semantics develops a new notion of semantic meaning that directly reflects the use of language in exchanging information. The meaning of a sentence is not identified with its informative…

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Inquisitive semantics and dynamic epistemic logic

2011 ][ Beijing

This mini-course provides an overview of the main ideas underlying inquisitive semantics, logic, and pragmatics, and discusses a possible way to merge this framework with that of dynamic epistemic logic….

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Inquisitive semantics and pragmatics

2011 ][ Amsterdam

The course provides an in-depth introduction in inquisitive semantics, logic, and pragmatics, and engages students in current research questions. Inquisitive semantics offers a new logical-semantical model for the interpretation of…

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Inquisitive Semantics

2011 ][ Ljubljana, Slovenia

Inquisitive semantics develops a new notion of semantic meaning that directly reflects the use of language in exchanging information. The meaning of a sentence is not identified with its informative…

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Block Seminar on Inquisitive Semantics

2011 ][ Osnabrück

This block seminar is a part of the course Discourse Pragmatics but also open for students not participating in the seminar. The main aim of inquisitive semantics is to develop…

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Inquisitive semantics and pragmatics: theoretical foundations and empirical explorations

2011 ][ Goettingen

This mini-course provides an overview of the main ideas underlying inquisitive semantics and pragmatics, and discusses several empirical phenomena that can be given a novel analysis in this framework. Immediately…

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Inquisitive semantics and pragmatics: theoretical foundations and empirical explorations

2011 ][ San Diego

This mini-course provides an overview of the main ideas underlying inquisitive semantics and pragmatics, and discusses several empirical phenomena that can be given a novel analysis in this framework.

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Semantics and Pragmatics: the Inquisitive Turn

2010 ][ Amsterdam

The course relates to a recently started NWO-research project on inquisitive semantics, logic, and pragmatics. Inquisitive semantics offers a new logical-semantical model for the interpretation of natural language. The proposition…

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Inquisitive Semantics: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Explorations

2010 ][ Amherst

We will first discuss some of the theoretical foundations of inquisitive semantics and pragmatics, and then explore several empirical domains. We will look at the interpretation of disjunction, questions, and…

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