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2021

The Sinn und Bedeutung features presentations by Ciyang Qing and Floris Roelofsen.

The MECORE project on clausal embedding has officially started.

Deniz Ozyildiz starts a Postdoc at Konstanz University.

Ciyang Qing starts a Postdoc at the University of Edinburgh.

Thom Roberts starts a Postdoc at the University of Amsterdam.

Nadine Theiler starts a Postdoc at Konstanz University.

Terence Hui defends his Master thesis on dependency statements, concealed questions, and propositional anaphora at the ILLC in Amsterdam.

A paper by Kees Hengeveld, Sabine Iatridou, and Floris Roelofsen entitled Quexistentials and focus has been accepted for publication in Linguistic Inquiry.

Thom Roberts defends his dissertation on clausal embedding at UC Santa Cruz.

Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen teach a one-week course on dynamic inquisitive semantics at ESSLLI.

Will Stafford has finished his PhD project at UC Irvine on proof-theoretic semantics, and starts a Postdoc at the Czech Academy of Science.

Deniz Ozyildiz’s UMass dissertation The event structure of attitudes is now available.

A paper by Maria Boritchev and Philippe de Grootte entitled On Dialogue Modeling: A Dynamic Epistemic Inquisitive Approach has appeared in New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence.

A paper by Will Stafford entitled Proof-Theoretic Semantics and Inquisitive Logic has appeared in the Journal of Philosophical Logic.

A paper by Marco Degano and Maria Aloni entitled Indefinites and Free Choice: When the Past Matters has appeared in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

Justin Khoo’s paper Coordinating Ifs has appeared in the Journal of Semantics.

Kristina Liefke presented a paper entitled Modelling Selectional Super-Flexibility at SALT.

Anna Alsop and Lucas Champollion presented a paper entitled A Compositional Account of Japanese ka in Inquisitive Semantics at SALT.

A paper by Vít Punčochář and Igor Sedlár entitled Epistemic extensions of substructural inquisitive logics has appeared in the Journal of Logic and Computation.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli and Gianluca Grilletti entitled Games and cardinalities in inquisitive first-order logic has been published in the Review of Symbolic Logic.

A paper by Alexandre Cremers, Liz Coppock, Jakub Dotlacil, and Floris Roelofsen entitled Ignorance implicatures of modified numerals has been accepted for publication in Linguistics and Philosophy.

Floris Roelofsen gives an invited talk at the New York Philosophy of Language workshop, based on joint work with Donka Farkas.

Floris Roelofsen gives a colloquium talk at Seoul National University, based on joint work with Sabine Iatridou and Kees Hengeveld.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli, Rosalie Iemhoff and Fan Yang entitled Questions and dependency in intuitionistic logic has appeared in the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.

A paper by Vít Punčochář and Igor Sedlár entitled Inquisitive Propositional Dynamic Logic has appeared in the Journal of Logic, Language and Information.

Vít Punčochář’s paper Inquisitive Heyting Algebras has appeared in Studia Logica.

2020

Wataru Uegaki (Edinburgh), Maribel Romero (Konstanz), and Floris Roelofsen (Amsterdam) have received funding from the AHRC and DFG for a large international project entitled “A cross-linguistic investigation of meaning-driven combinatorial restrictions in clausal embedding”. The project will involve two Postdoc positions and will start early 2021.

Gianluca Grilletti has successfully defended his dissertation and is now Dr. Grilletti!

Thom van Gessel, who will defend his dissertation later this month, has accepted a three year postdoc position in the research team of Reinhard Muskens!

Floris Roelofsen gives an invited talk at the Asking and Answering workshop in Greifswald.

Ivano Ciardelli gives an invited talk at the Asking and Answering workshop in Greifswald.

Matthijs Westera, who finished his PhD in the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam in 2017 and has been a Postdoc with Gemma Boleda in Barcelona since then, has accepted an Assistant Professor position at Leiden University!

Marco Degano starts his PhD project at the ILLC in Amsterdam.

Many inquisitive semantics related talks at Sinn und Bedeutung this year:

Thom van Gessel and Gianluca Grilletti submitted their dissertations to their respective doctorate committees! The defences are planned in November. They are both starting as a Postdoc in Amsterdam in September.

Morgan Moyer and Kristen Syrett published a survey paper on the semantics of questions in WIREs Cognitive Science.

Shinya Okano posted a paper presenting an inquisitive semantics analysis of the German discourse particle wohl.

Floris Roelofsen and Wataru Uegaki posted a new handout, Searching for a universal constraint on the possible denotations of clause-embedding predicates, which will be presented at SALT in August 2020. Comments welcome!

Ivano Ciardelli’s paper Indicative Conditionals and Graded Information has appeared in the Journal of Philosophical Logic.

Nick Bezhanishvili, Gianluca Grilletti, and Davide Emilio Quadrellaro submitted a new paper entitled An Algebraic Approach to Inquisitive and DNA-Logics.

A paper by Josh Dever and Henry Ian Schiller entitled This Paper Might Change Your Mind has been accepted for publication in Nous. It adopts the inquisitive/attentional perspective on epistemic modals in order to shed new light on decision theoretic issues.

Ivano Ciardelli and Gianluca Grilletti submitted a new paper entitled Games and cardinalities in inquisitive first-order logic.

A paper by Nadine Theiler on presupposition projection by questions has been accepted for presentation at Semantics and Linguistic Theory.

A paper by Floris Roelofsen and Wataru Uegaki on semantic restrictions on the possible meanings of clause embedding predicates has been accepted for presentation at Semantics and Linguistic Theory.

A paper by Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen on multi-wh questions has been accepted for presentation at Semantics and Linguistic Theory.

Donka Farkas posted a new paper entitled Canonical and non canonical questions on Semantics Archive.

A paper by Nadine Theiler entitled Denn as a highlighting-sensitive particle has been published in Linguistics and Philosophy.

A new paper by Vit Puncochar entitled A relevant logic for questions has been published in the Journal of Philosophical Logic. The paper integrates inquisitive semantics with relevance logic.

2019

The inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam co-organises the Amsterdam Colloquium, one of the top conferences in formal semantics and interfacing disciplines.

Floris Roelofsen, Jakub Szymanik and Wataru Uegaki organize a Workshop on Semantic Universals at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

A paper by Zhuoye Zhao and Alexandre Cremers entitled Testing formal pragmatics of questions through their ignorance inferences has appeared in the Proceedings of the 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium.

Thom van Gessel presents his work on two-dimensional inquisitive semantics at the University of Oslo.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Jakub Dotlacil on dynamic inquisitive semantics at Rutgers University.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Sabine Iatridou and Kees Hengeveld on Quexistentials and focus at Princeton University.

Thom van Gessel presents his work on two-dimensional inquisitive semantics at the OZSW Conference.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Sabine Iatridou and Kees Hengeveld on Quexistentials and focus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Alexandre Cremers presented joint work with Zhuoye Zhao and Floris Roelofsen on ignorance implicatures and NPI licensing in questions at the University of Graz.

Floris Roelofsen’s paper Semantic theories of questions has appeared in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics.

Dean McHugh’s paper A problem for downward closure in the semantics of counterfactuals has appeared in the proceedings of the ESSLLI student session. It won the best paper award.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Jakub Dotlacil on dynamic inquisitive semantics at the Principles of Formal Semantics conference in Stockholm.

Thom van Gessel presents his work on two-dimensional inquisitive semantics at Semantics and Philosophy in Warsaw.

Gianluca Grilletti gives an invited talk at the Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation on generalized quantifiers in inquisitive logic.

A paper by Li-Li Xie and Xiu-Yun Wu on M-fuzzifying basic inquisitive semantics has been published online in the Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems.

Nadine Theiler has successfully defended her PhD dissertation!

The Third InqBnB workshop takes place in Amsterdam, with lots of great speakers.

A new paper by Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen on polarity particles has been accepted for publication in Semantics and Pragmatics.

Nadine Theiler has accepted a 2-year Postdoc position at UConn.

Jakub Dotlacil presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on dynamic inquisitive semantics at the University of Vienna.

Alexandre Cremers presented joint work with Liz Coppock, Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen on modified numerals at SALT in Los Angeles.

Morwenna Hoeks presented joint work with Floris Roelofsen on disjoining questions at SALT in Los Angeles.

Wataru Uegaki presented new work on Japanese sentence final particles at SALT in Los Angeles.

Jos Tellings presented new work on tense in inquisitive semantics at SALT in Los Angeles.

Jakub Dotlacil presented joint work with Floris Roelofsen on dynamic inquisitive semantics at PALLMYR 12 in Paris.

Alexandre Cremers presented work on gradable adjectives at PALLMYR 12 in Paris.

Nadine Theiler presented work on additive particles in questions at PALLMYR 12 in Paris.

Alexandre Cremers presented joint work with Liz Coppock, Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen on modified numerals at a workshop on the meaning of numerals in Berlin.

Alexandre Cremers, Liz Coppock, Jakub Dotlacil, and Floris Roelofsen submitted a revised version of their paper Ignorance implicatures of modified numerals.

An article titled Picky predicates: why believe doesn’t like interrogative complements, and other puzzles by Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni has appeared in Natural Language Semantics.

A survey article on Semantic Theories of Questions by Floris Roelofsen has been accepted for publication in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics.

An abstract by Alexandre Cremers, Liz Coppock, Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen on modified numerals has been accepted for the poster session at Semantics and Linguistic Theory 2019 in Los Angeles.

An abstract by Morwenna Hoeks and Floris Roelofsen on disjoining questions has been accepted for the poster session at Semantics and Linguistic Theory 2019 in Los Angeles.

A new paper by Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen on Dynamic inquisitive semantics for the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23 has been posted.

Matthijs Westera gives an invited talk at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage in Aix-en-Provence on Intonational Compliance Marking. A video of the talk is available online.

2018

A paper by Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni entitled Picky predicates: why believe doesn’t like interrogative complements, and other puzzles has been accepted for publication in Natural Language Semantics.

A paper by Wataru Uegaki and Floris Roelofsen entitled Do modals take propositions or sets of propositions? Evidence from Japanese darou has appeared in the Proceedings of SALT 28.

Morwenna Hoeks and Floris Roelofsen present work on disjoining questions at the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe conference in Barcelona.

Matthijs Westera’s paper Rising declaratives of the Quality-suspending kind has appeared in Glossa.

The inquisitive semantics textbook has appeared. It’s open access so everyone can print and read the pdf for free. The softcover version costs around 20 euros. See the OUP website.

Alexandre Cremers’ paper Plurality effects in an exhaustification-based theory of embedded questions has appeared online first in Natural Language Semantics!

Floris Roelofsen given a colloquium at the NYU Linguistics Department on NPIs in questions.

Floris Roelofsen given a talk on NPIs in questions at a workshop on Topics at the Semantics-Pragmatics interface, in honour of Donka Farkas, at UC Santa Cruz.

Gianluca Grilletti’s paper Disjunction and Existence Properties in Inquisitive First-Order Logic has appeared in Studia Logica!

Floris Roelofsen submitted a revised version of a survey article on semantic theories of questions to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics.

A paper by Thom van Gessel, Alexandre Cremers and Floris Roelofsen on polarity sensitivity of question embedding has appeared in the proceedings of SALT.

A paper by Alexandre Cremers, Floris Roelofsen, and Wataru Uegaki on distributive ignorance inferences with wonder and believe has been accepted for publication in Semantics and Pragmatics.

Nadine Theiler presented new work on additive particles in wh-questions at Sinn und Bedeutung in Barcelona.

Jakub Dotlacil and Floris Roelofsen presented new work on dynamic inquisitive semantics at Sinn und Bedeutung in Barcelona.

Thom van Gessel, Alexandre Cremers, and Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper on polarity sensitivity of question embedding, which will appear in the Proceedings of SALT 28.

The international project Searching for semantic universals in the modal domain has started. The project is coordinated by Wataru Uegaki (Leiden) and funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). More information is available on the project website: http://www.wataruuegaki.com/modal-universals

Morwenna Hoeks, Hana Möller Kalpak, Jonathan Pesetsky, and Marvin Schmidt successfully defended their Master theses, each on topics related to inquisitive semantics. They will each implement some minor revisions over the next couple of weeks and then post the final version of their thesis online.

A paper by Thom van Gessel on Action Models in Inquisitive Logic has appeared in Synthese (open access).

A Workshop on Inquisitive Logic takes place in Amsterdam, with several invited speakers working on inquisitive logic and closely related logics.

Floris Roelofsen will teach a course on the Semantics of Questions at the Crete Summer School of Linguistics (Creteling 2018).

A revised version of the paper Distributive ignorance inferences by Alexandre Cremers, Floris Roelofsen, and Wataru Uegaki has been submitted.

A paper on declarative and interrogative complements by Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni has appeared in the Journal of Semantics.

A revised version of the paper Deriving selectional restrictions of clause-embedding predicates by Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni has been submitted.

Danny Fox (MIT) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

Donka Farkas (UC Santa Cruz) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

Liz Coppock (Boston University) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli, Linmin Zhang and Lucas Champollion, Two switches in the theory of counterfactuals, has appeared in Linguistics and Philosophy.

Malte Zimmermann (Potsdam) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

Dora Mihoc (Harvard) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

Floris Roelofsen gives a colloquium at the MCMP in Munchen, on NPIs in questions.

Alexandre Cremers presents joint work with Thom van Gessel and Floris Roelofsen on polarity sensitivity of question embedding at the Meaning in Non-canonical Questions Workshop in Konstanz.

Sabine Iatridou (MIT) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

Wataru Uegaki presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on the Japanese particle darou at SALT (MIT).

Thom van Gessel and Alexandre Cremers present joint work with Floris Roelofsen on polarity sensitivity of question embedding at SALT (MIT).

Floris Roelofsen and Kees Hengeveld visit Sabine Iatridou at MIT to work on quexistentials.

Thom van Gessel visits Lucas Champollion at NYU to work on presuppositional inquisitive semantics.

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper, Polarity particles revisited.

The paper A uniform semantics for declarative and interrogative complements by Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Semantics.

The paper Disjunction and Existence Properties in Inquisitive First-Order Logic by Gianluca Grilletti has been accepted for publication in Studia Logica.

Sabine Iatridou presented joint work with Kees Hengeveld and Floris Roelofsen on Quexistentials at an MIT seminar.

Sabine Iatridou, Kees Hengeveld, and Floris Roelofsen have received a MISTI grant from MIT for an 18-month project on Quexistentials.

Justin Bledin’s paper Fatalism and the logic of unconditionals has been accepted for publication in Nous.

Justin Bledin posted a draft of a new paper, Fatalism and the logic of unconditionals.

Sunwoo Jeong’s paper Intonation and Sentence Type Conventions: Two Types of Rising Declaratives has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Semantics.

A new paper by Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen, An inquisitive perspective on modals and quantifiers, has just appeared in the Annual Review of Linguistics.

Floris Roelofsen presents work on the whether puzzle at a workshop in honor of Barbara Partee.

2017

The second InqBnB workshop takes place in Amsterdam!

Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni submitted a revised version of their paper A uniform semantics for declarative and interrogative complements.

Floris Roelofsen presented some new thoughts in a talk called An inquisitive perspective on hyperintensionality at the Inquisitive Semantics Seminar in Amsterdam.

Wataru Uegaki and Yasutada Sudo posted a new paper, The anti-rogativity of non-veridical preferential predicates, which will appear in the Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2017.

The final version of the inquisitive semantics textbook is finally ready! It will be published (open access) by OUP in 2018. In terms of content the current version is stable. It still needs to be copy-edited, and we will add acknowledgments and an index.

Alexandre Cremers presents work on modified numerals at Institut Jean Nicod in Paris.

Alexandre Cremers, Liz Coppock, Jakub Dotlacil, and Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper, Modified numerals: Two routes to ignorance, which has been submitted for publication.

Ivano Ciardelli presents joint work with Lucas Champollion and Linmin Zhang at LENLS in Japan.

Alexandre Cremers, Floris Roelofsen, and Wataru Uegaki posted a new paper on Distributive ignorance implications of inquisitive and epistemic attitudes.

Wataru Uegaki is presenting joint work with Floris Roelofsen on the Japanese modal particle ‘darou’ at the Selection Fest workshop in Berlin.

Thom van Gessel presents his work on pair-list interpretations of questions with quantifiers at the PALLMYR workshop in London.

Jakub Dotlacil presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on compositional dynamic inquisitive semantics at the PALLMYR workshop in London.

Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni submitted a new manuscript Deriving selectional restrictions of clause-embedding predicates.

Ivano Ciardelli starts a new position as an assistant professor at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU.

Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni submitted the final version of their paper What’s wrong with believing whether? for the proceedings of SALT.

Gianluca Grilletti presents joint work with Ivano Ciardelli on an Ehrenfeucht-Fraïssé game for inquisitive first-order logic at TbiLLC.

Ivano Ciardelli presents work on inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic at LORI.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen’s paper Hurford’s constraint, the semantics of disjunction, and the nature of alternatives has appeared in the current issue of Natural Language Semantics.

Ivano Ciardelli presents joint work with Martin Otto on bisimulation in inquisitive modal logic at TARK.

We’ve had a great workshop on inquisitive semantics and related topics this week in Broek in Waterland (near Amsterdam).

Ivano Ciardelli’s paper Question meaning = resolution conditions has appeared in Logic and Logical Philosophy.

A paper by Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen, Division of labor in the interpretation of declaratives and interrogatives, is part of the latest issue of the Journal of Semantics.

Nadine Theiler presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen and Maria Aloni on the selectional restrictions of verbs like believe and wonder at SALT.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper called An inquisitive perspective on modals and quantifiers.

Ivano Ciardelli, Rosalie Iemhoff and Fan Yang submit a new paper on Questions and dependency in intuitionistic logic.

Vit Puncochar (Prague) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

Matthijs Westera defends his PhD thesis, followed by a workshop on intonation and pragmatics including talks by Craige Roberts (NYU/Rutgers), Michael Wagner (McGill), and Jörg Peters (Oldenburg).

A paper on Hurford’s constraint by Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen has appeared OnlineFirst in Natural Language Semantics.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled A unifying understanding of RFR, topics and non-at-issue meaning (abstract), at GLOW in Leiden.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled How the symmetry problem solves the symmetry problem (abstract, slides), at a workshop on Information Structuring in Discourse in Saarbrücken.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled Rise-fall-rise intonation and secondary QUDs (slides, at a workshop on Secondary information and its encoding in Saarbrücken.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled Explaining at-issueness contrasts between questions and assertions (abstract, slides) at a workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Presuppositions in Genoa.

Thom van Gessel submitted a new paper on action models in inquisitive logic.

Liz Coppock, Ivano Ciardelli, and Floris Roelofsen posted the final version of their paper on modified numerals for the proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung.

Wataru Uegaki and Floris Roelofsen posted the final version of their paper on the distributive ignorance puzzle for the proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung.

A paper by Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen entitled Division of labor in the interpretation of declaratives and interrogatives has appeared in the Journal of Semantics.

Floris Roelofsen gives a colloquium talk entitled What’s wrong with wonder that and believe whether? in Konstanz.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen on Hurford’s constraint has been accepted for publication in Natural Language Semantics. Here is the final version of the paper.

Matthijs Westera posted a new paper, An attention-based explanation for some exhaustivity operators, which will appear in the proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21.

2016

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen submitted a revised version of their paper on Hurford’s constraint.

Floris Roelofsen presents new work on epistemic might at the Situations, Information, and Semantic Content workshop in Munich.

Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni submitted a new paper on declarative and interrogative complements.

The paper Composing alternatives by Ivano Ciardelli, Floris Roelofsen, and Nadine Theiler has been published Online First in Linguistics and Philosophy.

A number of inquisitive semantics related papers have appeared in the Proceedings of SALT 26: one by Ivano Ciardelli on conditionals, another one by Ivano Ciardelli, Lucas Champollion and Linmin Zhang also on conditionals, one by Liz Coppock on superlative modifiers, and one by Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen and Maria Aloni on embedded questions.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli on questions in logic has been published online in Synthese.

Matthijs Westera presents work on Exhaustivity in terms of Attentional Quantity at the Logic and Language in Conversation workshop in Utrecht.

Wataru Uegaki presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on the ignorance implication of inquisitive predicates at a workshop on exhaustivity at MIT.

Ivano Ciardelli gives an invited talk at the Poznan Reasoning Week on questions as information types. The paper that the talk is based on has been accepted for publication in Synthese.

Ivano Ciardelli, Floris Roelofsen, and Nadine Theiler uploaded the final version of their paper Composing alternatives, which will appear soon in Linguistics and Philosophy.

Matthijs Westera presents an attention-based explanation for some exhaustivity operators at Sinn und Bedeutung.

Liz Coppock, Ivano Ciardelli, and Floris Roelofsen presented work on the implicatures of modified numerals at Sinn und Bedeutung.

Floris Roelofsen and Wataru Uegaki presented work on the ignorance implication of inquisitive predicates at Sinn und Bedeutung.

Sabine Iatridou (MIT) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam for four months as a KNAW Visiting Professor.

Liz Coppock (Gothenburg/Uppsala) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam for a year as a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.

Thom van Gessel and Gianluca Grilletti start their PhD, and Jakub Dotlacil and Alexandre Cremers start their postdoc in the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni finished their paper Truthful resolutions: a new perspective on false-answer sensitivity, which will appear in the Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 26).

Anna Szabolcsi posted a new paper on question disjunction on lingbuzz.

Liz Coppock finished her paper Superlative modifiers as modified superlatives, which will appear in the Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 26).

Ivano Ciardelli finished his paper Lifting conditionals to inquisitive semantics, which will appear in the Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 26).

Lucas Champollion, Ivano Ciardelli, and Linmin Zhang finished their paper Breaking de Morgan’s law in counterfactual antecedents, which will appear in the Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 26).

Floris Roelofsen gives a talk on Highlighting in discourse and grammar at the University of Göttingen.

Ivano Ciardelli, Floris Roelofsen, and Nadine Theiler submitted a revised version of their paper Composing alternatives.

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen submitted a revised version of their paper Division of labor in the interpretation of declaratives and interrogatives.

Ivano Ciardelli and Maria Aloni present new work on Choice offering imperatives at the workshop Imperatives: Worlds and Beyond at the University of Hamburg.

Floris Roelofsen gives a talk on Highlighting in discourse and grammar at Utrecht University.

Kaibo Xie will join the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam as a PhD student, with a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council!

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen visit Lucas Champollion at NYU.

Ivano Ciardelli presents new work on conditionals in inquisitive semantics at Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) in Austin.

Lucas Champollion, Ivano Ciardelli, and Linmin Zhang present new work on De Morgan’s law in the antecedent of counterfactual conditionals at Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) in Austin.

Nadine Theiler presents new joint work with Floris Roelofsen and Maria Aloni on interrogative and declarative complements at Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) in Austin.

Floris Roelofsen, Michele Herbstritt, and Maria Aloni finished their paper on the *whether puzzle, which will appear in a volume on Questions in Discourse, edited by Edgar Onea, Klaus von Heusinger, and Malte Zimmermann.

As of September 1, 2016, the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam will be strengthened by two PhD students, Thom van Gessel (Amsterdam) and Gianluca Griletti (Pisa), and two Postdocs, Alexandre Cremers (Paris) and Jakub Dotlacil (Groningen)!

Donka Farkas presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on the division of labor between semantics and conventions of use in a DIP Colloquium in Amsterdam.

Donka Farkas presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on the division of labor between semantics and conventions of use in a LUSH Colloquium in Utrecht.

Sabine Frittella, Giuseppe Greco, Alessandra Palmigiano, and Fan Yang posted a new paper on a Structural Multi-type Sequent Calculus for Inquisitive Logic.

Ivano Ciardelli defended his dissertation, Questions in logic, which contains in-depth investigations of propositional, first-order, and modal inquisitive logics.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen submitted a paper on Hurford’s constraint, the semantics of disjunction, and the nature of alternatives.

Ivano Ciardelli finished his PhD thesis, Questions in logic, which will be defended on the 11th of March 2016.

Floris Roelofsen submitted a new version of his paper Two alternatives for disjunction: an inquisitive reconciliation.

Floris Roelofsen presented a paper on highlighting in discourse and grammar at the XPrag workshop on Questions, Answers, and Negation in Berlin.

2015

Sabine Iatridou (MIT) will visit the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam as a KNAW Visiting Professor in 2016/2017. She will work on non-question uses of question words across languages.

Malte Willer (University of Chicago) presents a paper on conditionals, bringing together ideas from inquisitive semantics with update semantics, at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Jeff Lin (New York University) presents a paper on the Chinese question particle ma at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Yurie Hara (City University of Hong Kong) presents a paper on disjunction in Cantonese at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Lucas Champollion presents joint work with Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen on the compositional semantics of questions in the Questions in Logic and Language workshop in Amsterdam.

Nadine Theiler presents joint work with Maria Aloni and Floris Roelofsen on the semantics of embedded questions in the Questions in Logic and Language workshop in Amsterdam.

The Inquisitive Turn project comes to an end, after five very productive years, with two workshops on questions in semantics, pragmatics, and logic.

Liz Coppock presents new joint work with Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen on Implicatures of modified numerals: quality or quantity? at Utrecht University.

Martin Aher and Jeroen Groenendijk posted a new set of slides on How the Deontic Issue in the Miners’ Puzzle Depends on an Epistemic Issue, which was presented earlier this year at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe.

Lucas Champollion presented a new piece of joint work with Ivano Ciardelli and Linmin Zhang entitled Antecedents of counterfactuals violate de Morgan’s law at Leiden Utrecht Semantics Happenings (LUSH).

Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam for 10 days.

Ivano Ciardelli, Floris Roelofsen, and Nadine Theiler submitted a paper on Alternatives in Montague grammar: compositionality, entailment, and coordination.

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper on the division of labor in the interpretation of declaratives and interrogatives for publication.

Martin Aher and Jeroen Groenendijk present new work on suppositional inquisitive semantics at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe.

Matthijs Westera presents new work on attentional pragmatics at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe.

Hadas Kotek (McGill) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam for a week.

Donka Farkas (UCSC) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam for 6 weeks as a KNAW visiting professor.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen teach a course on inquisitive semantics at ESSLLI 2015 in Barcelona.

Michele Herbstritt, Floris Roelofsen, and Maria Aloni submitted a new paper on embedded questions.

A paper by Vit Puncochar on a generalization of inquisitive semantics has been published online in the Journal of Philosophical Logic.

Floris Roelofsen was interviewed on Radio 1 (16:10-22:42) about his work with Donka Farkas on polarity particle responses (yes/no), recently published in Language.

Floris Roelofsen was interviewed by Kennislink on his work with Donka Farkas on answer particles like yes and no across languages, recently published in Language.

There will be a course on inquisitive semantics at ESSLLI 2015 in Barcelona.

Floris Roelofsen was interviewed by BNR news radio about his work with Donka Farkas on polarity particle responses (yes/no), recently published in Language.

A paper by Floris Roelofsen and Donka Farkas on polarity particles has appeared in Language.

A special issue of Synthese on Logics of Questions, edited by Yacin Hamami and Floris Roelofsen, has now appeared in print.

A paper by Yacin Hamami proposing a model of inquiry in conversation in inquisitive pragmatics has been published in Logique & Analyse, 228, 637–661.

A paper by Benjamin Spector and Paul Egre on embedded interrogatives has appeared in a special issue of Synthese on Logics of Questions, edited by Yacin Hamami and Floris Roelofsen.

Floris Roelofsen received a VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), which will support further research on inquisitive semantics over the next couple of years, focusing on compositionality and dynamics.

Vít Puncochár’s paper on Weak negation in inquisitive semantics has appeared in the Journal of Logic, Language, and Information.

Anna Szabolcsi’s paper What do quantifier particles do? has appeared in the latest issue of Linguistics and Philosophy.

Anna Szabolcsi gave an invited talk at CLS on disjoining questions, comparing inquisitive semantics with partition semantics.

Ivano Ciardelli submitted a new paper on questions as information types.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper on Hurford disjunctions and the nature of alternatives.

An editorial introduction for a special issue of Synthese on Logics of Questions by Yacin Hamami and Floris Roelofsen has been published online first.

Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper on inquisitive disjunction.

Ivano Ciardelli speaks at the Algebra-Coalgebra seminar in Amsterdam about dependency as question entailment.

Jennifer Spenader (Groningen) submitted a new paper on implicit causality and inquisitivity.

Floris Roelofsen presented joint work with Ivano Ciardelli on Alternatives in Montague Grammar at the Constructions of Meaning workshop at Stanford.

Anna Szabolcsi finished her paper on quantifier particles, which will appear in Linguistics & Philosophy.

Martin Aher and Jeroen Groenendijk finished a new paper on deontic and epistemic modals, which will appear in the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen finished a new paper, Alternatives in Montague Grammar, which will appear in the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19.

Donka Farkas (UCSC) will be a KNAW Visiting Professor of the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam in 2015/2016.

2014

Ivano Ciardelli submitted a paper on dependency as question entailment.

Master of Logic student Sarah Hiller finishes a research project on disjunctive counterfactuals in alternative and inquisitive semantics.

Jeroen Groenendijk will present ongoing work with Martin Aher and Floris Roelofsen on deontic and epistemic modal in suppositional inquisitive semantics at the LEGO seminar in Amsterdam.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen speak at the Tilburg Seminar on Logic and Language on compositionality in alternative semantics and inquisitive semantics.

A course on inquisitive semantics and quantification has started at the University of Amsterdam.

Floris Roelofsen gives a lecture in the Logic, Language, and Computation seminar in Amsterdam on the logic of information exchange.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen on information, issues, and attention has appeared in a Festschrift for Ede Zimmermann, edited by Daniel Gutzmann, Jan Köpping, and Cécile Meier.

Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen finished a paper on suppositional inquisitive semantics for the Tbillic volume, to appear later this year.

Martin Aher and Jeroen Groenendijk present a paper on deontic and epistemic modals in suppositional inquisitive semantics at the Sixth Questions in Discourse Workshop in Göttingen.

Floris Roelofsen, Nadine Theiler, and Maria Aloni presented a paper on embedded interrogatives at the Sixth Questions in Discourse Workshop in Göttingen.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen present a paper on composing alternatives at Sinn und Bedeutung in Göttingen.

Martin Aher and Jeroen Groenendijk present a paper on deontic and epistemic modals in suppositional inquisitive semantics at Sinn und Bedeutung in Göttingen.

Anna Szabolcsi (visiting professor at the ILLC in the Fall of 2014) gave a DIP colloquium on quantifier particles.

Ivano Ciardelli presents a paper on interrogative dependencies at WoLLIC in Valparaiso, Chile.

Ivano Ciardelli presents a paper on the axiomatization of inquisitive epistemic logic at the ELISIEM workshop at ESSLLI in Tubingen.

Ivano Ciardelli presents a paper on the axiomatization of inquisitive epistemic logic at the Advances in Modal Logic conference in Groningen.

A paper by Floris Roelofsen and Donka Farkas on polarity particles has been accepted for publication in Language.

Nadine Theiler defends her MSc Thesis on embedded questions in typed inquisitive semantics.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk on implicature cancellation and experimental pragmatics in Duesseldorf.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen give a talk about issues in epistemic change at the European Epistemology Network Meeting in Madrid.

Martin Aher gives a talk on the Miner’s Puzzle at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe, in Berlin.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk on conversational implicatures at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe, in Berlin.

Ivano Ciardelli gives a talk on question meaning at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe, in Berlin.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk on intonational meaning at MIT.

Matthijs Westera and Adrian Brasoveanu present a poster at SALT in New York.

Matthijs Westera presents his work on intonational meaning at McGill University, Montreal.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, Floris Roelofsen, and Matthijs Westera all present new work at the QID Workshop in Stuttgart.

A paper by Will Starr proposing an inquisitive dynamic treatment of conditionals has appeared in Philosophical Imprint.

Matthijs Westera presents a poster on Grounding topic and focus in biological codes at TAL2014 in Nijmegen (paper, poster).

Ivano Ciardelli presents new work on interrogative dependencies and the constructive content of inquisitive proofs at the Delft Applied Logic Seminar. (slides)

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Ivano Ciardelli on inquisitive epistemic logic at the Amsterdam University College.

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new version of their paper on polarity particle responses.

A paper by Maria Aloni and Floris Roelofsen on indefinites in comparatives appears today in Natural Language Semantics.

Ivano Ciardelli gives a LIRA talk in Amsterdam on inquisitive epistemic logic.

Floris Roelofsen gives a talk at the Understanding Questions Workshop in Leiden.

A paper by Adrian Brasoveanu, Karen de Clercq, Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen on Question tags and sentential negativity has been accepted for publication in Lingua.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen on inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic appears in Synthese today (springerlink).

Jeroen Groenendijk gives a talk on suppositional inquisitive semantics at the KNAW Colloquium on Dependence Logic.

Floris Roelofsen gives a talk on team semantics for natural language at the KNAW Colloquium on Dependence Logic.

Ivano Ciardelli gives a talk on reasoning about issues at the KNAW Colloquium on Dependence Logic.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Donka Farkas on assertions, polar questions, and the land in between at a workshop on non-canonical questions in Konstanz.

Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen submitted a paper on suppositional inquisitive semantics for publication.

An overview article on questions by Charles Cross and Floris Roelofsen appears in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen on inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic has been accepted for publication in Synthese.

Lucas Champollion (NYU) visits the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam.

A paper by Andrzej Wiśniewski entitled Support and sets of situations appears online first in the Journal of Logic, Language, and Information.

2013

Nadine Theiler finished her research project on a type-theoretic inquisitive semantics.

At the first day of the Amsterdam Colloquium a special event took place in honor of Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof, and Frank Veltman. At this event, a Festschrift was presented to Jeroen, Martin, and Frank. The Festschrift contains 38 papers, including one by Ivano Ciardelli and Maria Aloni on imperatives, one by Floris Roelofsen about attentive might, and one by Matthijs Westera about exhaustivity.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk at a joint session of the SemDial workshop and the Amsterdam Colloquium entitled ‘Attention, I’m violating a maxim!’ - a unifying account of the final rise.

Jeroen Groenendijk gives a talk at the Questions in Discourse workshop in Amsterdam entitled Toch and Toch?: an inquisitive semantic-pragmatic analysis.

Ivano Ciardelli gives a talk at the Questions in Discourse workshop in Amsterdam entitled Questions meaning = resolution conditions.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk at the Questions in Discourse workshop in Amsterdam entitled Contrastive topic: a compositional account in terms of non-cooperativity.

A paper by Maria Aloni and Floris Roelofsen on indefinites in comparatives has been accepted for publication in Natural Language Semantics.

Matthijs Westera finished a paper on the final rise as signalling non-cooperativity for the proceedings of Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics (LENLS).

Matthijs Westera finished a paper on exhaustivity effects for the proceedings of Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics (LENLS).

Matthijs Westera gives a talk at the University of Nijmegen about deriving exhaustivity effects as conversational implicatures.

Floris Roelofsen gives a Colloquium talk at the IMS in Stuttgart on an inquisitive perspective on meaning: the case of disjunction.

Jeroen Groenendijk presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on suppositional inquisitive semantics at the LeGO seminar in Amsterdam.

A new paper by Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen on the semantics and logic of declaratives and interrogatives has appeared in Synthese (springerlink).

A paper by Kathryn Pruitt and Floris Roelofsen on the interpretation of prosody in disjunctive questions has appeared in Linguistic Inquiry.

Today is the first class of a new edition of the course Logic and Conversation at the University of Amsterdam, featuring, besides other topics in semantics and pragmatics, a series of introductory lectures on inquisitive semantics.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled Exhaustivity through the maxim of Relation at the 10th Conference on Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics (LENLS) in Tokyo.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled Exhaustivity is a conversational implicature at Keio University, Tokyo.

Ivano Ciardelli presents joint work with Floris Roelofsen on inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic at the LIRA seminar in Amsterdam.

Matthijs Westera gives a LEGO talk in Amsterdam entitled Grice can do it! (But he was wrong about cancellability).

Matthijs Westera gives a LUSH talk at the University of Utrecht entitled Exhaustivity is a conversational implicature.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled Exhaustivity implicatures and attentive content at the workshop Investigating Semantics: Empirical and philosophical approaches, held at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk entitled Attention, exhaustivity and non-cooperativity, at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Martin Aher from the University of Osnabrück successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Modals in Legal Language, in which he proposes a semantics for deontic modals in the framework of radical inquisitive semantics. He received the highest grade: Summa Cum Laude.

Several new papers on inquisitive semantics and pragmatics by Martin Aher, Jeroen Groenendijk, Floris Roelofsen, and Matthijs Westera were presented this week at the Tenth Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic, and Computation.

Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen discuss inquisitive semantics with Matt Teichman in an episode of Elucidations, a University of Chicago podcast on Philosophy.

An overview paper on Questions by Charles Cross and Floris Roelofsen has been accepted for publication in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

A short paper describing the core notion of meaning in inquisitive semantics by Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen has appeared in Language and Linguistics Compass 7(9), 459-476, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/lnc3.12037.

December 16-18 there will be a Workshop on Questions in Discourse in Amsterdam, just before the Amsterdam Colloquium.

A paper by Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen on the semantics and logic of declaratives and interrogatives has been accepted for publication in Synthese.

Ivano Ciardelli gives a PIIA seminar in Utrecht on Inquisitive semantics and intermediate logics.

Matthijs Westera gives a LIRA seminar in Amsterdam on Attention, exhaustivity and non-cooperativity.

Matthijs Westera presents work on The Rise and Fall of Cooperativity at a Workshop on Discourse Coherence, Information Structure, and Implicatures, in Düsseldorf.

Matthijs Westera presents a new paper, [Attentive pragmatics: an account of exhaustivity and the final rise, at the ESSLLI student session in Düsseldorf.

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen give a course at ESSLLI in Düsseldorf.

Matthijs Westera presents work on inquisitive pragmatics at the International Congress of Linguistics in Geneva.

Matthijs Westera presents work on relevance in inquisitive pragmatics at the DETEC workshop in Tübingen.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, Floris Roelofsen, and Matthijs Westera each give a talk at the Inquisitive Logic meets Dependence Logic workshop in Amsterdam.

Matthijs Westera presents new work on inquisitive pragmatics at the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe colloquium in St Petersburg.

Jeroen Groenendijk presents new joint work with Floris Roelofsen on suppositional inquisitive semantics at a workshop on Logic, Questions, and Inquiry in Paris.

A paper by Martin Aher on Deontic Contexts and the Interpretation of Disjunction in Legal Discourse has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue Canadienne de Linguistique.

A paper by Floris Roelofsen on the algebraic foundations of inquisitive semantics has been published ‘online first’ in Synthese.

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen will teach a course on Questions, Assertions, and Hybrids in an Inquisitive Discourse Model at ESSLLI this summer in Duesseldorf. The course website is now online.

A paper by Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen on polar initiatives and polarity particle responses in an inquisitive discourse model has been accepted for publication in Langauge, subject to minor revisions.

Matthijs Westera gives a talk at the University of California Santa Cruz on exhaustivity, relatedness and the final rise.

Ivano Ciardelli and Jeroen Groenendijk present new work at a workshop on inquisitive semantics and inferential erotetic logic in Poznan, Poland.

Matthijs Westera will present his new work later this Spring/Summer at DETEC in Tubingen and in SPE in St. Petersburg.

A paper on positive and negative polar questions in discourse by Floris Roelofsen, Noortje Venhuizen, and Galit Weidmann Sassoon has appeared in the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung.

Floris Roelofsen gives a talk at UCL in London.

A paper by Floris Roelofsen on the algebraic foundations for the semantic treatment of inquisitive content has been accepted for publication in Synthese.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen submitted a revised version of their paper inquisitive semantics: a new notion of meaning to the Language and Linguistics Compass.

Floris Roelofsen gives a talk at the Questions in Discourse European Network meeting in Berlin.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper on the semantics and logic of declaratives and interrogatives for publication.

Floris Roelofsen gives a colloquium talk at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Floris Roelofsen gives a colloquium talk at Rochester University.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Donka Farkas on polarity particles at the University of Rochester.

Floris Roelofsen gives a colloquium talk at Stanford University.

Matthijs Westera presents work on the semantics and pragmatics of modified numerals at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Donka Farkas and Adrian Brasoveanu present joint work with Floris Roelofsen about scales of negativity at an S-circle meet at UC Santa Cruz.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Donka Farkas about polar initiatives in an inquisitive discourse model at a LUSH colloquium in Leiden.

2012

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper on inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic.

Ivano Ciardelli gives a talk at NYU about the notion of meaning developed in inquisitive semantics.

Floris Roelofsen posted a revised paper on the algebraic foundations of the semantics treatment of inquisitive content.

Floris Roelofsen presents joint work with Donka Farkas at a colloquium of the Linguistics Department of the University of Cologne, and gives a guest lecture in Klaus von Heusinger’s seminar on negation.

Scott AnderBois submitted a new paper on the semantics of sluicing.

The long-awaited paper by Scott AnderBois on Focus and uninformativity in Yukatek Maya questions is included in the current issue of Natural Language Semantics.

Wataru Uegaki and Paul Marty (MIT) presented new work on a grammatical source of the Gettier judgment at a Symposium on ‘knowledge’ in Japanese, at the University of Tokyo.

A new paper by Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen about inquisitive witness semantics has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 9th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic, and Computation, published by Springer.

There will be a workshop on Logic, Questions, and Inquiry in Paris in the Spring of 2013. Jeroen Groenendijk will be one of the invited speakers.

A new course on Logic and Conversation by Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen started today in Amsterdam.

Floris Roelofsen, Noortje Venhuizen, and Galit Weidmann Sassoon posted a new paper on positive and negative polar questions in discourse, which will appear in the proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung.

A paper on the interpretation of prosody in disjunctive questions by Kathryn Pruitt and Floris Roelofsen has been accepted for publication in Linguistic Inquiry.

Matthijs Westera will present a new paper at the SemDial workshop in Paris on September 19, 2012.

Floris Roelofsen will present joint work with Donka Farkas at the Questions in Discourse network meeting in Paris this Friday, September 7, and joint work with Noortje Venhuizen and Galit Weidmann Sassoon at Sinn und Bedeutung, also in Paris, this Saturday, September 8.

Ivano Ciardelli and Jordy Jouby joined the inquisitive semantics research group at the ILLC in Amsterdam.

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper about polar initiatives and polarity particle responses in an inquisitive discourse model.

Papers by Martin Aher, Edgar Onea, Markus Steinbach, and Wataru Uegaki, presented at the inquisitiveness workshop in December 2011, are now out in print, in a Springer LNCS volume on Logic, Language, and Meaning.

Jeroen Groenendijk gives a keynote lecture at TLS in Austin, presenting joint work with Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen.

Matthijs Westera presents new work at LOFT in Sevilla.

Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen teach a course on inquisitive semantics at NASSLLI this week. The lecture notes and the course schedule are available on the course website.

Donka Farkas presents new work with Floris Roelofsen at the Polarity Particle Workshop in Newcastle.

Ivano Ciardelli presents new work with Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen at Trends in Logic XI.

A paper by Matthijs Westera about the dynamics of compliance has been accepted for presentation at the 10th Conference on Logic and the Foundations of Game and Decision Theory (LOFT 10) in Sevilla.

Floris Roelofsen presented joint work with Donka Farkas on polar initiatives and polarity particles at a Colloquium in Nijmegen. The handout for the talk is here and the current version of the paper is here.

Donka Farkas presented new joint work with Floris Roelofsen on polar initiatives and polarity particles during a Yale Linguistics Colloquium. The handout for the talk is here and the presented version of the paper is here.

Ivano Ciardelli gave a talk about presuppositions in inquisitive semantics in Paris.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper, which develops an inquisitive semantics with witnesses.

Jeroen Groenendijk presented joint work with Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen on an inquisitive semantics with witnesses at the Questions in Discourse workshop workshop in Frankfurt.

Martin Aher presented new work on free choice in radical inquisitive semantics at the Questions in Discourse workshop in Frankfurt.

(palindrome day) Adrian Brasoveanu, Donka Farkas, and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper on n-words and sentential negation.

Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper on algebraic inquisitive semantics.

Adrian Brasoveanu, Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper on polarity particles and n-words, which will appear soon in the proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen submitted a new paper: inquisitive semantics: a new notion of meaning.

Ivano Ciardelli and Jeroen Groenendijk gave a talk at the IMI workshop in Paris last week about hybrid, classical, and presuppositional inquisitive semantics.

2011

Donka Farkas presented joint work with Floris Roelofsen on polarity particles during an invited talk at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Today the workshop on inquisitiveness at the Amsterdam Colloquium took place, with talks by Manfred Krifka, Robin Cooper, Jonathan Ginzburg, Martin Aher, Markus Steinbach, Edgar Onea, and Wataru Uegaki.

Jeroen Groenendijk finished a new paper on erotetic languages and the inquisitive hierarchy.

Jeroen Groenendijk gave a talk on erotetic languages and the inquisitive hierarchy at a workshop on Questions, Games, and Logic in Amsterdam.

Floris Roelofsen gave a talk on inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic at a workshop on Questions, Games, and Logic in Amsterdam. A first version of the paper is available here.

Jeroen Groenendijk gave a talk at Ohio State University, comparing inquisitive semantics and pragmatics with the logic of interrogation.

Jeroen Groenendijk presented a joint paper with Floris Roelofsen on a first-order inquisitive semantics with witnesses at a workshop on the guiding role of questions in discourse and epistemology at the Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon University.

Jeroen Groenendijk gave a talk at Carnegie Mellon University, comparing inquisitive semantics and pragmatics with the logic of interrogation.

Jeroen Groenendijk presented a joint paper with Floris Roelofsen on a first-order inquisitive semantics with witnesses at a workshop on the logic of questions in Prague.

The accepted papers for the inquisitiveness workshop at the Amsterdam Colloquium this coming December have been posted.

Floris Roelofsen taught a mini-seminar on inquisitive semantics and dynamic epistemic logic at Peking University.

Floris Roelofsen presented a new paper on the algebraic foundations of inquisitive semantics at the Third International workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction (LORI-III) in Guangzhou, China.

Floris Roelofsen presented joint work with Donka Farkas on polarity particles at the cross-linguistic semantics seminar in Amsterdam.

Floris Roelofsen gave a Faculty Colloquium at the University of Amsterdam, a 10-minute presentation for a general audience about his current and future research. A video of the presentation is available here (it starts after the Dean’s introduction, at 11:30, slide 15).

The list of accepted papers for the workshop Questions in Discourse has been posted.

Floris Roelofsen presented a joint paper with Adrian Brasoveanu and Donka Farkas at Sinn und Bedeutung about polarity particles and the anatomy of n-words.

Floris Roelofsen received a VENI grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation, NWO, for a 3-year research project called Interpreting questions — a fine-grained compositional semantics. The project will address several issues in the semantics of questions, making use of, and further developing, the framework of inquisitive semantics.

Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper, which presents an algebraically motivated first-order inquisitive semantics. The paper will appear in the proceedings of the Third International workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction (LORI-III), which will be held in Guangzhou, China this Fall.

A new paper by Floris Roelofsen on the algebraic foundations of inquisitive semantics has been accepted for presentation at the Third International workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction (LORI-III) in Guangzhou, China, this Fall. The paper will be posted soon.

There are two upcoming workshops related to inquisitive semantics. The deadlines for submission are August 15 and September 1, respectively.

Bruno Jacinto posted a term paper on modeling attentive content in inquisitive semantics.

Jeroen Groenendijk will give a two-day seminar on inquisitive semantics at the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabruck.

Floris Roelofsen gave a three-day seminar on inquisitive semantics at the Georg-August University in Goettingen, based on joined work with Adrian Brasoveanu, Ivano Ciardelli, Donka Farkas, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Kathryn Pruitt.

Maria Aloni and Ivano Ciardelli posted a new paper on imperatives in inquisitive semantics.

Floris Roelofsen presented joint work with Kathryn Pruitt on disjunctive questions at the University of California Santa Cruz.

There will be a three-day mini-course on inquisitive semantics in Goettingen, April 11-13. See the course website for more information.

Floris Roelofsen gave a talk at the University of California Santa Cruz, focusing on the algebraic foundations of inquisitive semantics.

Floris Roelofsen will be a visiting researcher at the Linguistics Department of the University of California Santa Cruz from January through March.

2010

Katsuhiko Sano posted a new paper on first-order inquisitive pair logic. Katsuhiko will present the paper at the Fourth Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications [ICLA-11] in Dehli, India, 5-11 January 2011.

Floris Roelofsen presented a joint paper with Jeroen Groenendijk on inquisitive and alternative semantics at a workshop on alternative-based semantics in Nantes.

Floris Roelofsen gave an introductory talk on inquisitive semantics, pragmatics, and logic for Master of Logic students at the ILLC. Here are the slides of the talk.

Andreas Haida posted a new paper on disjunctive questions. The paper develops a compositional inquisitive semantics, as well as an inquisitive semantics of focus, and applies this framework to the analysis of disjunctive questions, drawing evidence in particular from Chadic languages.

Jeroen Groenendijk gave a keynote talk at the Amsterdam Philosophy Graduate Conference on truth, meaning, and normativity in inquisitive semantics and pragmatics. Here are the slides of the talk.

Jeroen Groenendijk presented joint work with Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen on modelling attentive content in inquisitive semantics at a workshop in honor of Hans Kamp’s 70th birthday in Stuttgart, Germany.

Morgan Mameni arrived in Amsterdam to join the team!

The inquisitive logic paper by Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen is now online at the website of the Journal of Philosophical Logic.

Jeroen Groenendijk gave a keynote talk on radical inquisitive semantics at the TIDIAD workshop at ESSLLI in Kopenhagen, Denmark.

Matthijs Westera (Utrecht) and Morgan Mameni (Vancouver) will join the inquisitive research program as PhD students this fall!

Jeroen Groenendijk gave a keynote talk on radical inquisitive semantics at the SemDial workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in Poznan, Poland.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen sent out the final version of their inquisitive logic paper to the Journal of Philosophical Logic. The paper will be in print soon.

We have added a number of resources to the website for people working on or learning about inquisitive semantics.

Today Floris Roelofsen started on his three-year postdoc project within the NWO-funded programme The Inquisitive Turn. This marks the official start of the programme.

Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen gave a joint 3-hour talk about inquisitive semantics at Rutgers, on the occasion of Sarah Murray’s PhD defense.

We received funding for two PhD positions.
The official call for application is here.
The deadline for application is May 22, 2010.
More information can be found here.
Please spread the news to potential applicants!

Jeroen Groenendijk gave a keynote talk on radical inquisitive semantics at the Journees Semantique et Modelisation in Nancy.

Jeroen Groenendijk will give a keynote talk on radical inquisitive semantics at the conference on Formal theories of communication, Lorentz Center, Leiden February 22-26.

A paper by Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen has been accepted for presentation at the 6th International Symposium on Cognition, Logic, and Communication in Latvia, April 23-25, 2010.

Jeroen Groenendijk presented a new Groenendijk & Roelofsen paper at the Colloquium of the Institute for Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück.

2009

FUNDING FOR TWO PHD POSITIONS!
Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen received a grant from NWO for more research on inquisitive semantics. The grant includes funding for two PhD positions. For more information click here.
Please spread the news to potential applicants!

Ivano Ciardelli, Floris Roelofsen, and Sam van Gool presented their work at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Salvador Mascarenhas successfully defended his MSc thesis on Inquisitive Semantics and Logic.

Ivano Ciardelli posted a new paper, which will be included in the pre-proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Floris Roelofsen and Sam van Gool posted a new paper, which will be included in the pre-proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Floris Roelofsen presented a joint paper with Sam van Gool at MIT.

Talk at the ILLC by Ivano Ciardelli on his thesis Inquisitive Semantics and Intermediate Logics at the Logic and Interactive Rationality Seminar. Thursday, November 19, 14:30, Room A1.10, Science Park 904.

Congratulations Ivano and Floris!
The paper Generalized Inquisitive Semantics and Logic by Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Philosophical Logic.

An abstract by Ivano Ciardelli was accepted for presentation at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

An abstract by Floris Roelofsen and Sam van Gool was accepted for presentation at the Amsterdam Colloquium.

Ivano Ciardelli, Irma Cornelisse, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen presented a paper at LORI-09 in Chongqing, China.

Kata Balogh’s successfully defended her dissertation.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen posted a paper on might, that will appear in the proceedings of SALT-09.

Ivano Ciardelli’s MSc thesis is available online. Ivano received the highest possible grade for this thesis, 10/10, something that very rarely happens in the Master of Logic program in Amsterdam.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper on inquisitive logic. The paper has been submitted for publication.

The paper by Ivano Ciardelli, Irma Cornelisse, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen on computing compliant responses has been accepted for publication.

A website providing computational tools for inquisitive semantics has been launched.

Irma Cornelisse completed her BSc thesis, which investigates an algorithm for computing compliant responses to a given initiative. Irma received the highest grade of her class for this thesis.

Ivano Ciardelli, Irma Cornelisse, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper on computing compliant responses. The paper has been submitted for publication.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen presented a paper about inquisitive logic at TARK, which was held at Stanford.

Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper on inquisitive semantics and pragmatics. The paper will be presented at the Stanford workshop on Language, Communication, and Rational Agency.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen’s paper has been accepted for presentation at TARK.

Katsuhiko Sano’s paper was accepted for presentation at WOLLIC.

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen presented a paper about inquisitive semantics at SALT.

Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen posted a new paper on inquisitive semantics and pragmatics. The paper will be presented at SPR.

Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen submitted a paper about inquisitive logic to TARK.

Katsuhiko Sano submitted a paper about inquisitive logic to WOLLIC.