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The 18th Amsterdam Colloquium was held December 19 - 21, 2011 at the University of Amsterdam. The proceedings are now available via Springer:

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The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages. The spectrum of topics covered ranges from descriptive (syntactic and semantic analyses of all kinds of expressions) to theoretical (logical and computational properties of semantic theories, philosophical foundations, evolution and learning of language).

The programme of the 18th Amsterdam Colloquium includes four invited lectures by renowned experts in the field:

The colloquium also accommodates three thematic workshops (for short descriptions see the workshops page):

  • Formal semantics and pragmatics of sign languages
    Organizers: Vadim Kimmelman, Roland Pfau and Anne Baker
    Invited speaker: Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris and New York University)
  • Formal semantic evidence (workshop webpage)
    Organizers: Katrin Schulz and Galit Weidman Sassoon
    Invited speakers: Richard Breheny (University College London) and Bart Geurts (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Inquisitiveness (workshop webpage)
    Organizers: Jeroen Groenendijk, Floris Roelofsen and Matthijs Westera
    Invited speaker: Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin)

In addition, the E.W. Beth Foundation organizes an evening lecture by Kevin Kelly (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh).

Important dates

Submission deadline: September 1, 2011
Notification of acceptance:  October 15, 2011
Deadline for pre-proceedings:    December 1, 2011
Registration deadline: December 4, 2011
Conference: December 19-21, 2011