The Inquisitive Turn: Closing event
– • Amsterdam • Amsterdam Business School, Plantage Muidergracht 112 (map); rooms 0.02 (workshop 1) and 1.03 (workshop 2)
The aim of the Inquisitive Turn project (2010-2015) has been to develop a new perspective on meaning in semantics, logic, and pragmatics, which places informative and inquisitive content on equal footing.
The closing event of the project will consist of two workshops. The event will be directly followed by the Amsterdam Colloquium (December 16-18).
Daniel Büring Vienna
David Beaver Austin
Liz Coppock Gothenburg/Uppsala
Bart Geurts Nijmegen
Daniel Goodhue McGill
Andreas Haida Jerusalem
Edgar Onea Göttingen
Craige Roberts Ohio
Jennifer Spenader Groningen
Maria Aloni Amsterdam
Lucas Champollion New York
Hans van Ditmarsch Nancy
Hannes Leitgeb Munich
Vit Puncochar Prague
Nadine Theiler Amsterdam
Wataru Uegaki Paris/Tokyo
Yanjing Wang Beijing
Yimei Xiang Harvard
Fan Yang Delft
The project has been carried out by Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, Floris Roelofsen, and Matthijs Westera at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam, and has been funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
In 2016 there will be a number of vacancies for PhD students and Postdocs in the inquisitive semantics group in Amsterdam. More information about the projects can be found here.
Workshop 1: Questions in pragmatics
Monday 14th of December, 2015
Questions constitute a central topic in the fields of pragmatics and semantics -- as do closely related phenomena such as intonational meaning, information structure and exhaustivity implicatures. What do these phenomena teach us about pragmatics, for instance about its relation to semantics? And, conversely, what does a critical evaluation of the foundations of pragmatics teach us about these phenomena?
|9.10||Daniel Büring||Are Questions Under Discussion Given?|
|9.55||Jennifer Spenader||Implicit causality and inquisivity|
|11.00||Bart Geurts||Conventions, precedents and speech acts|
|11.50||David Beaver & Edgar Onea||Cleftomania|
|14.10||Daniel Goodhue||Epistemic bias in English yes-no questions|
|14.55||Liz Coppock||Interrogative flip|
|16.00||Andreas Haida||On the free-choice entailments of modalized wh-questions|
|16.45||Craige Roberts||Assessing epistemic modal assertions|
Workshop 2: Questions in logic and semantics
Tuesday 15th of December, 2015
|9.10||Yanjing Wang||Beyond “knowing that”: non-standard epistemic logics|
|9.50||Hans van Ditmarsch||Public announcement games and question-answer games|
|10.50||Hannes Leitgeb||A hyperintensional logic for the causal ‘Because’?|
|11.30||Fan Yang||Propositional dependence logic|
|12.10||Vít Punčochař||Algebras of information states|
|14.30||Maria Aloni||Hidden questions|
|15.10||Lucas Champollion||Some questions in typed inquisitive semantics|
|15.50||Nadine Theiler||Too much information! How false answers matter for the interpretation of embeddedquestions
|16.50||Wataru Uegaki||Predicting the exhaustivity of embedded questions under factive predicates|
|17.30||Yimei Xiang||Deriving disjunctive mention-all answers|
This workshop is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), as part of the project The Inquisitive Turn.