InqBnB3
Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary


The InqBnB workshop series brings together researchers working on inquisitive semantics and closely related topics. 

We are particularly interested in research that studies the semantics/pragmatics of questions and other inquisitive constructions, and in work investigating expressions which interact with the meaning of questions in interesting ways. 

This includes (but is not limited to) contributions addressing the following topics:
  • What are the sources of inquisitiveness (connectives, quantifiers, modals, conditionals, intonation)?
  • How does inquisitive content interact with informative content in compositional semantics?
  • Why can some expressions not embed questions or appear in questions?
  • Which kinds of semantic content beyond inquisitive content are needed to capture the semantics/pragmatics of questions?
  • In which ways is pragmatics sensitive to inquisitive content and other kinds of semantic content contributed by questions?
The third InqBnB workshop takes place in the city center of Amsterdam on 26-27 June 2019, just before Nadine Theiler's PhD defense on 28 June. The workshop is hosted by the inquisitive semantics group at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam.


Invited speakers
Lucas Champollion (NYU)
Veneeta Dayal (Yale)
Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz)
Morwenna Hoeks (Santa Cruz)
Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Hana Möller Kalpak (Stockholm)
Jonathan Pesetsky (Amherst)
Maribel Romero (Konstanz)
Wataru Uegaki (Leiden)

Local speakers
Alexandre Cremers
Jakub Dotlačil
Thom van Gessel

Program

Wednesday, June 26

9.30 - 10.30

Sabine Iatridou

Quexistentials (joint work with Kees Hengeveld and Floris Roelofsen)

COFFEE

10.45 - 11.45

Lucas Champollion

A compositional account of Japanese ka in Inquisitive Semantics
(joint work with Anna Alsop)

11.45 - 12.45

Hana Möller Kalpak

Inquisitive Logical Triviality and Questions in Yucatec Maya

LUNCH

14.00 - 15.00

Alexandre Cremers

Can I ask who won the world cup if I only missed the finals? Paving the way for a precise pragmatics of questions (joint work with Zhuoye Zhao)

COFFEE

15.15 - 16.15

Jonathan Pesetsky

If Yes, If So, and Hypothetical Commitments

COFFEE

16.30 - 17.30

Veneeta Dayal

The Fine Structure of the Interrogative Left Periphery

WORKSHOP DINNER


Thursday, June 27

9.30 - 10.30

Maribel Romero

Internally Headed Relative Clauses in Japanese

COFFEE

10.45 - 11.45

Wataru Uegaki

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

11.45 - 12.45

Jakub Dotlačil

Dynamic Inquisitive Semantics (joint work with Floris Roelofsen)

LUNCH

14.00 - 15.00

Thom van Gessel

Two-Dimensional Inquisitive Semantics

COFFEE

15.15 - 16.15

Morwenna Hoeks

Focus alternatives in alternative questions

COFFEE

16.30 - 17.30

Donka Farkas

Non-canonical questions

   
   



Workshop venue and accommodation
The workshop is held at the Oudemanhuispoort building of the University of Amsterdam (address: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam) in room C1.23

Invited speakers stay at Hotel Le Coin, located at Nieuwe Doelenstraat 5, Amsterdam.


Organizers
Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen


Sponsors
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).