Since 2016, there has been a regular seminar on inquisitive semantics at the ILLC in Amsterdam. It is intended for discussion of work in progress by members of the inquisitive semantics group at the ILLC, as well as visitors of the group. Anyone is welcome to attend the seminar.

Usual time: Friday 13.30 - 15.30
Usual place: ILLC seminar room, F1.15


November 8: Gennaro Chierchia: Dynamic predication

June 14: Sunwoo Jeong: Varieties of biased questions

May 24: Sophie Repp: Yes/No, response particles are not trivial! German and German Sign Language in the multimethodical data lab and under the theoretical microscope (slides)

May 17: Dominique Blok: Pragmatic inferences of modified numerals and modals

May 10: Jakub Dotlacil: Dynamic inquisitive semantics

May 3: Wataru Uegaki: Issue-sensitive discourse particles and intonational compliance: the case of Japanese ‘ne' and ‘yo'

April 8 (Monday): Gianluca Grilletti: Algebraic and topological semantics for inquisitive logic via choice-free duality

April 5: Dean McHugh: Negation and alternatives in conditional antecedents
             Zhuyoe Zhao: What do we know when we ask questions: experimental evidence for contextual inquisitiveness

January 25: Jos Tellings: Tense and temporal questions in Inquisitive Semantics

January 18: Floris Roelofsen: NPIs in questions


December 14: a workshop in Leiden on modals and semantics:

December 7: Amir Anvari (Paris)

November 30: Thom van Gessel & Tom Schoonen: Inconsistent information states (12- 2pm)

November 23: Erlinde Meertens (Konstanz): Generating class in disjunctive questions

June 25 *Monday* (2pm-4pm): Danny Fox

June 22: Marvin Schmitt and Hana Möller Kalpak

June 15 (4pm - 6pm): Malte Zimmermann (Postdam)

June 12: Dora Mihoc: An extent-based GQT-style unified implicature account of bare and modified numerals

June 5: Alexandre Cremers (joint work with Thom van Gessel and Floris Roelofsen): Polarity sensitivity of question embedding

May 25: Morwenna Hoeks, Jonathan Pesetsky (different time slot: 12.00 - 14.00)

May 4: Gianluca Griletti: Tackling the completeness problem for InqBQ: techniques and current results

April 26: Nadine Theiler: Choosing additive particles in wh-questions

April 13:    Zhuoye Zhao: Towards more dynamics of questions: an inquisitive plausibility-urgency model
                   Jonathan Pesetsky & Saúl Fernández: Suppose Epistemic Contradictions Might Just Be Moore Sentences

April 6: presentations of Master of Logic students, track language

March 23: Floris Roelofsen: Some thoughts on NPIs in questions and emotive factives

February 9: Andreas Haida: Obligatory irrelevance and the computation of ignorance inferences

January 19: Jakub Dotlacil: Dynamic properties of question words


December 1: Gianluca Grilletti: An Ehrenfeucht–Fraïssé game for inquisitive first-order logic

November 17: Alexandre Cremers: "Plurality effects in an exhaustification-based theory of embedded questions"

November 3: Tamara Dobler: An inquisitive approach to occasion-sensitivity

October 27: Thom van Gessel: Acceptability of interrogatives under be certain

Sep 15: after-summer meeting

Jun 16: Thom van Gessel, Quantifiers in Questions

Jun 9: Gianluca Grilletti, Disjunction and existence property in inquisitive first-order logic.

Jun 2: Nadine Theiler, The precondition particle: towards a unified analysis of German denn

May 19: Salvador Mascarenhas (Paris): Exploring the line between reasoning and interpretation

May 12: Ivano Ciardelli, Counterfactuals: from minimal change to maximal background

May 4: Nadine Theiler, A semantic account of the selectional restrictions of rogative and anti-rogative verbs

Apr 21: Ivano Ciardelli, Breaking de Morgan's law in counterfactual antecedent + lifting conditionals to inquisitive semantics

Apr 7: Vit Punčochár (Prague), Inquisitive Relevant Logic

Mar 17: Yimei Xiang (Harvard), Sensitivity to false answers in interpreting questions under attitudes

Mar 10: Jakub Dotlačil, Dynamics of questions

Mar 3: Fan Yang (Delft), Propositional team logics

Feb 24: Alexandre Cremers, Morwenna Hoeks, Grzegorz Lisowski and Jonathan Pesetsky. Experimental evidence for semantic accounts of free choice + Ignorance inferences from modified numerals

Feb 17: Liz Coppock, On the relation between verbal mood and sentence mood

Feb 10: Giuseppe Greco (Delft), A multi-type calculus for inquisitive logic

Feb 3: Floris Roelofsen, What's wrong with wonder that and believe whether?

Jan 20: Andrzej Wiśniewski (Poznan), Generalized entailment and inferential erotetic logic


Dec 2: Floris Roelofsen, Inquisitive live possibility semantics, Part II

Nov 25: Sabine Iatridou, Indefinite uses of wh-words

Nov 18: Floris Roelofsen, Inquisitive live possibility semantics, Part I

Nov 4: Special session on modified numerals
            13.00 Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen: Implicatures of modified numerals, quantity or quality?
Stavroula Alexandropoulou (Utrecht): Survey of recent experimental results
            14.20 Alexandre Cremers: Design for a new experiment

Oct 21: Gianluca Grilletti, First-order inquisitive logic

Oct 14: Thom van Gessel, Inquisitive action model logic

Oct 7: Alexandre Cremers (practice talk for NELS, joint work with Yimei Xiang)

Sept 30: Jakub Dotlacil

Sept 23: Wataru Uegaki (Leiden), The ignorance implication of inquisitive predicates (joint work with Floris Roelofsen)

Sept 16: Ivano Ciardelli, Questions as information types

Sept 9: Nadine Theiler, Truthful resolutions: a new perspective on false-answer sensitivity

Sept 2: Floris Roelofsen, Introduction and welcome to new members

Visitors 2019/2020

Nov 7-9 Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard)
Dec 19-22 Lucas Champollion (NYU)
Dec 19-22 Kathryn Davidson (Harvard)
Jan 6-11 Sabine Iatridou (MIT)

Visitors 2018/2019

Aug 22-29 Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
June 26-27: various guests as part of the third InqBnB workshop
Oct 8-9 Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Nov 21-23 Erlinde Meertens (Konstanz)
Dec 6-7 Amir Anvari (Paris)
Jan 13-27 Sabine Iatridou (MIT)

Visitors 2017/2018

Jan 8-22 Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Feb 5-9 Andreas Haida (Jerusalem)
May 28-30 Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
June 11-14 Dora Mihoc (Harvard)
June 15 Malte Zimmermann (Potsdam)
June 16-23 Liz Coppock (Boston University)
June 21-25 Donka Farkas (UC Santa Cruz)
June 25-27 Danny Fox (MIT)

Visitors 2016/2017

Sept 1 - Dec 15: Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Sept 1 - July 1: Liz Coppock (Gothenburg/Uppsala)
Jan 19-20: Andrzej Wiśniewski (Poznan)
Jan 25-27: Clemens Mayr (Berlin)
Mar 11-18: Yimei Xiang (Harvard) 
Apr 3-24: Vit Puncochar (Prague)
May 17-19: Salvador Mascarenhas (Paris)
June 26-30: various guests as part of the first InqBnB workshop
Dec 18-19: various guests as part of the second InqBnB workshop