Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary
This workshop brings together researchers working on inquisitive semantics and closely related topics, with a particular emphasis on the role of inquisitiveness:
Below the sentence boundary:
- Which operators (connectives, quantifiers, modals, conditionals) generate inquisitiveness?
- How do these operators project the inquisitive content of their arguments?
- How does inquisitive content interact with informative content in compositional semantics?
Beyond the sentence boundary:
- How do conventions of use interact with inquisitive content?
- In which ways is pragmatics sensitive to inquisitive content?
- What kind of discourse anaphora are licensed by inquisitive expressions?
The workshop is hosted by the inquisitive semantics group at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam.
Address: Leeteinde 16, 1151 AK, Broek in Waterland
The first four days of the workshop there will be talks by invited speakers as well as local participants. Each talk will be followed by comments from another workshop participants. Invited speakers will generally comment on talks by local speakers, and vice versa. Click on the image below to see the scientific programme in detail (this is a preliminary version, changes may still be made).
Both on Monday and on Wednesday there will be dinner for all workshop participants at the Broekerhuis (the workshop venue).
On Friday, the last day of the workshop, there will be a boat trip through the countryside, with a high tea in a scenic tea house. The boats leave at 9.30 from Logement Waterland (click to see map) and we'll be back around 15.00.
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, VIDI Grant) and the European Research Council (ERC, Starting Grant SH:680220).