Past Lectures of the Discourse Colloquium

2010

Friday December 10
Keith Stenning (University of Edinburgh)
Getting biological about language evolution [abstract]

Friday December 3
Yoad Winter (Utrecht University)
Towards a Saussurean Grammar of Signs: Modeltheoretic Phonology and Hypothetical Reasoning [abstract]

Friday November 26
Elena Tribushinina (University of Antwerp)
The acquisition of relative adjectives: Cognitive and language-specific factors [abstract]

Friday November 12
Rosanna Keefe (University of Sheffield)
Modelling vagueness: what can we ignore? [abstract]

Friday November 5
Jaap van der Does (University of Amsterdam)
Passed over in Silence - On Wittgenstein's Tractatus and its system [abstract]

Friday October 8
Lucia M. Tovena (University of Paris )
Accomplishments and complex events [abstract]

Friday October 1 (joint AGPC/DIP event)
Paul Egré (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS)
Intentional action, normative expectations and the semantics of gradability [abstract]

Friday September 17
Graham Priest (City University of New York, University of Melbourne & University of St Andrews)
Is the Ternary R Depraved? [abstract]

Friday September 10
Mark Colyvan (University of Sydney)
The Sorites is a Liar [abstract]

Friday May 28
Matthew Stone (Rutgers University & University of Potsdam)
Intention in Formal Pragmatics [abstract]

Friday May 7
Juliet Floyd (Boston University)
"Wittgenstein and Turing" [abstract]

Friday April 23
Stefan Kaufmann (Northwestern University & University of Goettingen)
(Un)conditionals and modals in Inquisitive Semantics [abstract]

Friday April 16
Peter Ludlow (Northwestern University)
LF and Natural Logic: The Syntax of Directional Entailing Environments [abstract]

Friday March 26
Margot Rozendaal (University of Amsterdam)
The acquisition of reference: a cross-linguistic study [abstract]

Friday March 12
Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson (University of Leuven)
(In)Compatibility Relations, Operational Semantics, and Test-Failure [abstract]

Friday March 5
Stephan Hartmann (University Tilburg)
Naturalizing Bayesianism [abstract]

Friday February 12
Regine Eckardt (University of Goettingen)
Speech Acts, Semantics, Self Referentiality [abstract]

Friday January 22
Sebastian Loebner (University of Duesseldorf)
Frame Semantics as Semantics [abstract]

2009

Friday December 4
Simon Kirby (School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences University of Edinburgh)
Language Evolution in the Lab: from models to experiments in evolutionary linguistics [abstract]

Friday November 27
Kurt Ranalter (University of Verona)
Towards a computational account for an expressive conception of norms [abstract]

Friday November 20
Cornelia Ebert (University of Osnabrueck)
Topics as Speech Acts -- An Analysis of Conditionals [abstract]

Friday November 6
Igor Douven (K.U. Leuven)
Vagueness: A Conceptual Spaces Approach [abstract]

Friday October 9
Sybille Krämer (Free University Berlin)
The Diagrammatical Mind [abstract]

Friday September 25
Workshop "Focus on Discourse and Context-dependence"
Speakers: Gabor Alberti (University of Pecs), Maria Aloni (ILLC/Universiteit van Amsterdam), Jeroen Groenendijk (ILLC/Universiteit van Amsterdam), Andreas Haida (Humboldt-University Berlin), Kriszta Szendroi (University College London) [program]

Friday September 18
Gillian Russel (Washington University/Tilburg University)
Indexicals, Context-Sensitivity and Implication [abstract]

Friday September 11
Jelle Zuidema and Bart de Boer (University of Amsterdam)
The evolutionary biology of language [abstract]

Friday June 5
Albert Visser (Utrecht University)
Look again: syntax is no syntax [abstract]

Friday May 15
Igal Kvart (Hebrew University and Rutgers University)
Change-Based Indicatory Knowledge And Perceptual Skepticism [abstract]

Friday May 8
Jonathan Schaffer (The Australian National University)
Knowledge, Questions, and more Questions [abstract]

Friday Apr. 24
(joint event with the International Symposium "Wallis: Logic and 17th-Century Scintific Thought", 23-24 April 2009)[program and abstracts]
Jennifer Ashworth (University of Waterloo)
"Logic in Seventeenth-Century Oxford: What did Wallis contribute?"

Friday Apr. 3
Min Que, Femke Smits and Bert Le Bruyn (UiL OTS, Utrecht University)
The Scope of Bare Nominals: evidence from Mandarin and Dutch [abstract]

Friday Mar. 20
Elia Zardini (University of St Andrews)
First-Order Tolerant Logics [abstract]

Friday Feb. 20
Herman Cappelen (University of St Andrews)
Against Assertions [abstract]

Friday Feb. 6
Fred Landman (Tel Aviv University)
An almost (but not quite) naive theory of comparatives [abstract]

2008

Friday Dec. 5
Chung-Chieh Shan (Rutgers/Aarhus)
Theory of mind and bounded rationality without interpretive overhead [abstract]

Friday Nov. 28
Emmanuel Chemla (ENS Paris)
From free choice inferences to presuppositions [abstract]

Friday Nov 7
Henk Verkuyl (UiL-OTS, Utrecht)
Binary Tense. Why binary? [abstract]

Friday Oct. 17 Double feature:
Guy Politzer (Institut Nicod)
Natural syllogisms [abstract]
Keith Stenning (Edinburgh)
Causal cognition--some philosophical preliminaries [abstract]

Friday Oct. 3
Anastasia Giannakidou (Chicago)
Polarity phenomena in natural language: Variation, scalarity, and dependent reference [abstract]

Friday Sep. 26
Stephan van der Waart van Gulik (Ghent)
Semantic transformers and their implementation in fuzzy logic [abstract]

Friday Sep. 5
Maria Bittner (Rutgers, NJ)
Grammatical centering: Tense, mood, and evidentiality

Friday Jun. 13
Nathan Klinedinst (UCL London)
Presupposition projection -- again [abstract]

Friday May 30
Paula Menéndez-Benito (UMass. Amherst)
Modal Indefinites [abstract]

Friday May 16
Stelios Virvidakis (University of Athens)
Varieties of Quietism [abstract]

Friday May 9, 2008
Andrea Gualmini (UIL Utrecht)
Scope Ambiguities in Child Language: Resolution and Dissolution [abstract (PDF)]

Friday Apr. 25
Hans-Martin Gärtner (ZAS Berlin)
Low risk quantifiers [abstract]

Friday Apr. 4
Arjen Zondervan (UIL Utrecht)
Experiments on the role of the Question Under Discussion for ambiguity resolution and implicature computation in adults

Friday Mar. 14
Nausicaa Pouscoulous (MPI Leipzig)
Pragmatic Inferences in Young Children [abstract]

Tuesday Mar. 4
Raj Singh (MIT)
Economy and Intermediate Accommodation [abstract]

Friday Feb. 29
Bart Geurts (University of Nijmegen)
Piggyback pronouns [abstract]

Friday Feb. 22
Wang Lu (Tsing-Hua University, Beijing)
Wittgenstein's ‘Way of Thinking’ [abstract]

Friday Feb. 15
Øystein Nilsen & Jakub Dotlačil (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)
Reciprocals, the strongest meaning hypothesis, and the excluded middle [abstract]

Friday Jan. 18
Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers)
Supplemental and Numeral Any [abstract]

2007

Friday Nov. 30
Charlotte Wollermann (University of Bonn)
The Influence of Audiovisual Prosody on the Perception and Interpretation of Multimodal Speech [abstract (pdf)]

Friday Nov. 16
Cornelia Endriss (University of Osnabrück)
Intermediate Scope Readings as Embedded Speech Acts [abstract (pdf)]

Friday Oct. 19
Ruth Millikan (University of Connecticut)
How children learn language without having a representational theory of mind [abstract]

Friday Oct. 12
Petra Hendriks (Center for Language and Cognition, Groningen)
Asymmetries in grammar [abstract and further reading]

Friday Sep. 28
Evangelia Vlachou (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)
Readings and distribution of free choice items: the case of “qui que ce soit” and “n'importe qui” [abstract]

Friday Sep. 21
Yurie Hara (Kyoto University; ILLC visiting fellow)
Questions are immediate issues [abstract]
Room 001, Department of Philosophy, Vendelstraat 8 [map]

Friday Jun. 29: An Afternoon of Raising Issues and Answering Questions
Jeroen Groenendijk (ILLC)
Alternative Logical Semantics [abstract]
Paul Egré (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
Embedded Questions Revisited: An Answer, not Necessarily The Answer [abstract]

Friday Jun. 8
Rick Nouwen (UiL-OTS, Utrecht U.)
A guide to <, >, ≤, and ≥ in natural language [abstract]

Friday May 25
Yoad Winter (Computer Science, Israel Institute of Technology)
Multiple Coordination — Recursion and the Syntax-Semantics Interface [abstract]

Friday May 11
Regine Eckardt (Dept. of English Language and Literature, U. Gottingen)
Almost — A Theory [abstract]

Friday Apr. 27
Carla Umbach (Institute of Cognitive Science, U. Osnabrück)
Focus in German Noun Phrases [abstract]

Friday Apr. 13
Cecile Meier (Institute for Cognitive Linguistics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt)
The predicative analysis for PP resultatives revisited [abstract]

Friday Mar. 30
Mana Kobuchi-Philip (UiL-OTS, Utrecht U.)
Semantics of Individual-Denoting Classifiers and Its Consequences [abstract]

Friday Mar. 16
Markus Egg (Center for Language and Cognition, U. Groningen)
Rhetorical Questions [abstract]

Friday Mar. 2
Tamas Biro (ACLC-UvA)
Finding the Right Words - Implementing Optimality Theory with Simulated Annealing [abstract]

2006

Magdalena Schwager (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt)
What mayors, strikers and bodyguards might tell us about individual concepts [abstract]
Room 001, Department of Philosophy, Vendelstraat 8 [map]
Suggested preparatory reading: Lasersohn, Peter (2005) ‘The temperature paradox as evidence for a presuppositional analysis of definite descriptions’. Linguistic Inquiry 36, 127-144. [pdf]
Friday Dec. 15

Judit Gervain (SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), Trieste)
Statistical Information in the Linguistic Input to Infants: a Cross-linguistic Corpus Study [abstract]
Friday Dec. 1

Katja Jasinskaja (Universität Potsdam)
Doing discourse relations by topics and implicatures [abstract]
Friday Nov. 17

Jason Stanley (Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ)
Knowledge and Certainty [abstract]
Friday Nov. 3

Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg University)
Hyperintensionality in the Theory of Types [abstract]
Friday Oct. 20

Jay D. Atlas (Pomona College)
Bad Dreams: Dennet on Qualia, Consciousness and Memory [abstract]
Friday Oct. 13

Maarika Traat (Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu)
Information structure in DRT and CCG [abstract]
Friday October 6

Janneke Huitink (Nijmegen)
Epistemic Modality and Quantifier Scope [abstract]
Friday June 30

Graham Katz (Osnabrück)
Propositional content, pre-semantic binding and the Pragmatics/Semantics interface [abstract]
Friday June 23

Eugen Fischer (NIAS, Den Haag)
The Invention of 'Secondary Qualities'. How Philosophical Pictures May Shape Abstract Reflection [abstract]
Friday June 9

Krister Segerberg (Uppsala Universitet)
The Elusive Logic of Action [abstract]
Friday June 2

Corien Bary (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
The Imperfect and Aorist in Ancient Greek [abstract]
Friday May 12

Christian Ebert (University of Bielefeld)
Expressive Power and Complexity of Underspecified Representations [abstract]
Friday April 28

Tony Belpaeme (University of Plymouth)
The trouble with perceptual categories: studying colour categories with computational models [abstract]
Friday April 21, 2006

Adrian Brasoveanu (Rutgers University & University of Stuttgart)
Representing Content and Meaning in Discourse [abstract (pdf)]
Friday March 24, 2006

Irene Krämer (Department of Linguistics, University of Nijmegen)
Learning how to make most of many: quantification and mutual knowledge in children. [abstract]
Friday February 3, 2006

2005

Friday December 2, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Anna Pilatova
Possible Worlds, Proper Names, and Necessity

Friday November 18, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Peter Bosch (Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück)
Productivity, Polysemy, and Predicate Indexicality
followed by comments by Michiel van Lambalgen

Friday October 21, 2005, 15.15 - 17.00
Arie Verhagen (Leiden University)
Intersubjectivity in grammatical meaning
followed by comments/discussion by Michiel van Lambalgen and Wolfram Hinzen

Friday September 9, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Nathan Salmon (UCSB)
Terms in Bondage

Friday June 17, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Cleo Condoravdi (Palo Alto Research Center / Stanford University)
Not Knowing or Caring Who

Thursday June 2, 2005, 10.00 - 11.30
Nicholas Asher (University of Texas at Austin)
Principles and Constraints in SDRT

April 22, 2005, 17.00 - 18.30
Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh)
Iterated Learning and the Origins of Linguistic Structure

April 15, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Jelle Gerbrandy
Logics for Games

April 1, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Tatjana Heyde-Zybatow (Institut für Linguistik, University of Leipzig)
Achievements: Experimental studies and semantic analysis

Thursday March 24, 2005, 15.00 - 16.30
Kai-Uwe Kühnberger (Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University)
First-Order Inferences and Neural Networks

March 14, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Hans Kamp (IMS Stuttgart)
Temporal Reference in and outside of Attitudinal Contexts

March 11, 2005, 10.30 - 12.00
Kriszta Szendroi (University of Utrecht)
Interpretative ambiguity and children - resolving the paradox of the acquisition of focus

February 18, 2005
ILLC/ACLC seminar on Modality
program

February 11, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Isidora Stojanovic (Stanford University)
Indexicals and Direct Reference: Against the Received View

Friday January 28, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Fred D'Agostino (Vonhoff-leerstoel Groningen, University of Queensland)
Judgment and Decision with Multiple Criteria
A Research Program at the Intersection of Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, and Jurisprudence.

Friday January 14, 2005, 16.00 - 17.30
Cory Wright (UCSD)
The Adequacy Thesis and minimalist explanations of truth

2004

Tuesday December 21, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Jelle Gerbrandy
Bisimulation versus Epistemic Equivalence

Friday December 10, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Jelle Zuidema (ILLC/University of Edinburgh)
Language, Evolution & the Theory of Games

Friday November 19, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Fred Keijzer (University of Groningen)
Embodied cognition: Opportunities and problems

Wednesday October 27, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Claudia Casadio (Università degli studi G. d'Annunzio)
Quantifiers and Scope in Pregroup Grammar
slides

Friday October 15, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Jason Mattausch (ZAS, Berlin)
Bias & the Optimization of Grammar

Friday September 24, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Emar Maier (University of Nijmegen)
De se vs de re belief reports under quantification
slides (1.3MB)

Friday September 10, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Yoad Winter (Technion, Computer Science Department)
How strong is the Strongest Meaning Hypothesis?
handout

Friday June 25 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
David Ahn (ILPS)
Bi-polar domain restriction in adverbial quantification

Wednesday June 9 2004, 17.00 - 18.00
Gennaro Chierchia (University of Milan)
Domain Widening and its implicatures.
A new look at negative polarity vs. free choice and the grammar/pragmatics interface
handout
article

Friday June 4, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Beáta Gyuris (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; ZAS, Berlin)
A new look at the semantics/pragmatics of contrastive topics in Hungarian

Friday Mei 14, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Hans-Christian Schmitz (University of Bonn)
Optimal accentuation

Friday April 23, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Henriette de Swart (Utrecht University)
Marking and interpretation of negation: a bi-directional OT approach.

Friday April 16, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Andreas Haida (ZAS, Berlin)
Focus in Interrogatives

Friday April 2, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Anna Mlynarczyk (University of Utrecht)
An aspectual classification of Polish verbs

Friday March 19, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Kris De Jaegher (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Costly signaling conversations in the electronic mail game

Friday March 12, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Gerlof Bouma (University of Groningen)
Pronoun Resolution in Optimality Theory

Special DIP talk: Workshop on Questions
Friday February 13, 2004, 16.30 - 17.30
Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College London)
The Simplest Theory of Interrogative Meaning

Friday January 30, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Regine Eckardt (ZAS, Berlin)
Particles in Questions

Friday January 9, 2004, 16.00 - 17.30
Laura Alonso i Alemany (University of Barcelona)
A feature-based characterisation of discourse markers for shallow NLP
-- handout --

2003

Friday December 12, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Wolfram Hinzen (University of Amsterdam)
Why are there names?

Friday December 5, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Wouter Kusters (Leiden University)
Theoretical and empirical aspects of language complexity
-- handout --

Friday November 28, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Fabio Paglieri (University of Siena)
CANCELLED!!

Friday November 14, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam)
Requirements for licensing n-words
-- extended abstract --

Wednesday November 5, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Barteld Kooi (University of Groningen)
Statistical and Intensional Probability

Friday October 24, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Jacqueline Lecarme (CNRS)
Tense and evidentiality in nominals
-- full paper and handout available --

Friday October 17, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Livia Polanyi (FX Palo Alto)
A Syntax Approach to Discourse Semantics

Friday October 10, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Bart Geurts (University of Nijmegen)
Entertaining alternatives: disjunctions as modals
-- handout ( pdf ) --

Friday September 26, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Johanneke Caspers (Leiden University)
The function of melodic elements in Dutch task-oriented dialogue

Monday September 1, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Room 207B, Oude Turfmarkt 129
Hans van Ditmarsch (University of Otago)
Dynamic Doxastic Logic for Defeasible Belief Revision
paper available at http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/staffpriv/hans/dyndox.ps

Friday July 4, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Norman Cook (Kansai University)
Subjective Consciousness

Friday June 13, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Cornelia Endriss (University of Potsdam)
The information structural basis of wide scope phenomena

Friday June 6, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Rick Nouwen (Utrecht University)
Dependent Pronouns and Dynamic Distributive Quantification

Friday May 16, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Henk Verkuyl (Utrecht University)
Indexing time. How discrete are we?

Friday April 11, 2002, 16.00 - 17.30
Benjamin Shaer (ZAS, Berlin)
Left/right contrasts among English temporal adverbials

Friday March 28, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Henkjan Honing (NICI, University of Nijmegen and ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
Rhythm and timing: a cognitive approach
In collaboration with the Music&AI seminar

Friday March 14, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová (CoLi, Saarbrücken)
Information structure in discourse/dialogue

Friday February 28, 2003
ACLC-ILLC Workshop

Friday February 14, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Benjamin Spector (Université de Paris 7)
Computing scalar implicatures : local or global ?

Thursday February 13, 2003, 16.30 - 17.30
Gabor Alberti (University of Pecs)
Lifelong Discourse Representation Structures

Friday January 31, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Aoju Chen (Nijmegen, Edinburgh)
On the universality of paralinguistic meanings of intonation

Friday January 17, 2003, 16.00 - 17.30
Alex Lascarides (Edinburgh)
Logics of Conversation

2002

Thursday December 12, 2002, 13.00 - 14.30
Katja Jasinskaja (University of Tübingen)
On Part-Whole Relations between Abstract Objects

Friday November 29, 2002, 16.00 - 17.30
Henkjan Honing (NICI, University of Nijmegen and ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
Rhythm and timing: a cognitive approach
CANCELLED

Friday November 15, 2002, 16.00 - 17.30
Hans-Martin Gärtner (ZAS, Berlin)
On the force of v2-declaratives and modal subordination

Friday November 8, 2002, 16.00 - 17.30
Craige Roberts (Ohio State University)
Questions and Information Structure

Friday November 1, 2002, 16.00 - 17.30
Gerhard Jäger (Berlin / Potsdam)
Learning, evolution, and functional optimality theory

Friday October 4, 2002, 16.00 - 17.30
Willemijn Vermaat (Utrecht University)
A computational perspective on displacement phenomena

Friday September 20, 2002, 16.00 - 17.30
Martina Faller (MPI, Nijmegen)
Pragmatic aspects of evidentiality

Friday June 28, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
William Croft (University of Manchester)
An evolutionary framework for understanding language (change)
(In collaboration with ACLC)

Friday June 14, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Malte Zimmermann (University of Amsterdam)
A compositional analysis of anti-quantifiers as quantifiers

Friday May 31, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Torsten Leuschner (Universiteit Gent)
How Subordination Emerges from Discourse:
The Case of Concessive Conditionals ... Revisited


Friday May 17, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Kristina Striegnitz (Saarbrücken)
Constructing Invisible Bridges

Friday May 3, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Donka Farkas (UCSC, Santa Cruz)
Varieties of Indefinites

Friday April 19, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Friedericke Moltmann (University College London)
Events as derived objects
CANCELLED!

Tuesday March 26, 2002, 11.00 - 13.00
Igor Boguslavski (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
Sandhi in syntax: scope of "already" and negation in Russian

Friday March 22, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Tim Fernando (Trinity College Dublin)
Events constructed automata-theoretically

Friday March 8, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Isabel Txurruka (San Sebastian)
NL Disjunction

Friday February 22, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Jennifer Spenader (Stockholm University)
A gap to be bridged?

Friday February 8, 2002, 15.00 - 16.15
Paul Boersma (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Gradual learning and acquisition of constraint ranking

Friday January 25, 2002, 15.00 - 17.00
Tanya Reinhart (Utrecht University)
Cheap and expensive focus computations

Friday January 11, 2002, 14.00 - 15.30
Kerstin Fischer (Universität Bremen)
Communicative Failure in Human-Computer Conversation

2001

Friday November 30th, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Elena Karagjosova (Saarbrücken)
The role of modal particles in utterance illocution and context update

Friday November 16, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Fred Landman (Tel Aviv University)
Indefiniteness and the type of sets

Friday November 9, 2001, 15.00 - 16.30
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt Universität Berlin)
Lexical Representations and the Nature of the Dative Alternation
In collaboration with ACLC

Friday November 2, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Filip Buekens (KUB Tilburg)
Practical Reasoning, Indexicals and Dynamic Intentions

Friday October 19, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Claire Gardent (CNRS, Nancy)
A non-incremental algorithm for generating definite descriptions

Friday October 5, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Brian McGuinness (Queen's College, Oxford)
What was Wittgensteins's Overall Intellectual Project?

Friday September 7, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Rick Nouwen (Utrecht University)
A resolution logic for plural pronouns

Friday June 15, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg University)

Combining Signs

Friday June 8, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Raffaella Bernardi and Oystein Nilsen (UiL OTS, Utrecht university)
Quantifier Scope and Adverb Order in Type Logic Grammer

Friday May 18, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Arthur Merin
Decision-theoretic semantics and the relevant concept of relevance

Friday May 4, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Rick Nouwen (Utrecht University)
Complement set reference

Friday April 20, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Helen de Hoop
Optional Word Order Variation in Dutch

Friday March 30th, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Ton van der Wouden
Particles in Dutch

Friday February 23, 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Gerhard Jaeger
On the semantics of as and be

Friday February 9th 2001, 15.00 - 17.00
Luc Steels (Free University of Brussels)
The meaning of "red": On evolutionary language games and grounded semantics.

Friday January 12th 2001, 15.00 - 16.30
Paul Dekker (University of Amsterdam)
Peirce puzzle

2000

Friday December 8th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Veerle van Geenhoven (Max Planck Instituut Nijmegen, Psycholinguistiek)
On the interaction of pluractionality, properties, and for-adverbials

Friday November 24th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Friederike Moltmann (King's College London)
Generic 'one' and the simulating self

Friday November 10th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Kristiina Jokinen
Evolution of Communication and Human-Computer Interaction:
Prospects and Thoughts of Learning Dialogue Systems


Friday October 13th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Emiel Krahmer (IPO, Eindhoven University of Technology)
Prosody and Meaning: Two Case Studies

Friday September 22nd 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Ede Zimmermann, University of Frankfurt (Germany)
Observations on Opaque Verbs

Friday September 8th 2000, 15.00-17.00
Bart Geurts, University of Nijmegen
Quantifying kids

Friday July 7th 2000, 15.15 - 17.00
Anastasia Giannakidou, University of Groningen
Puzzles of UNTIL: stativity, negation, and the perfect

Friday June 30th 2000, 15.15 - 17.00
Sonja Mueller-Landmann, Institut fuer deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
Parse pruning: Exploiting author's style

Friday May 12th 2000, 15.15 - 17.00
Irene Kraemer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Discourse cohesion and the scope of indefinites in language acquisition

Friday April 28th 2000, 15.15 - 17.00
Friederike Moltmann, King's College, London
Nominalizations

Friday April 7th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Kees Vermeulen, University of Utrecht
Presuppositions among friends

Friday March 24th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Jacob Hoeksema, University of Groningen

Friday March 17th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Kees van Deemter, University of Brighton
Generating Vague Descriptions

Friday February 25th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Philippe Schlenker (USC)

Friday February 11th 2000, 12.00 - 14.00
Jan van Eijk, University of Amsterdam
Incremental Montague Grammar

Friday February 4th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Michael Morreau (University of Maryland)
What vague objects are like

Friday January 28th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Sandro Zucchi, University of Salerno
Tense in Fiction

Friday January 14th 2000, 15.00 - 17.00
Joris Hulstijn, University of Twente
Coordination: dialogue games are recipes for joint action

1999

Friday December 10th 1999, 15.00 - 17.00
Annette Lessmoellmann, University of Hamburg
The World is Round Again: Shape Adjectives and Shape Representation.

Thursday November 25th 1999, 11.00 - 13.00
Igor Boguslavsky (Russian Academy of Sciences)
EVEN in discourse: interaction of lexical semantics and interpretation strategies.

Friday November 26th 1999, 15.00 - 17.00
Reinhard Muskens, University of Tilburg
Underspecification in Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse

Friday November 5th 1999, 15.00 - 17.00
Petra Hendriks, University of Groningen
Optimality Theoretic Semantics and human sentence processing

Friday November 12th 1999, 15.00 - 17.00
Claire Gardent, University of the Saarland, Saarbruecken
Using Model Generation to interpret Reciprocal Statements

Friday October 29th 1999, 15.00 - 17.00
Maarten Janssen, University of Utrecht
Analysing dictionaries in terms of lattices

Friday October 15th 1999, 15.00 - 17.00
Shalom Lappin, King's College, London
A topos-based semantics of questions

Thursday October 7th 1999,  15.15 - 17.00
Regine Eckardt, University of Konstanz
Meaning in flux - A dynamic causal theory of reference

Wednesday September 29th 1999, 13.15 - 15.00
Eli Dresner, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Measurement theoretic Semantics and The Semantics of Learning

Friday September 24th 1999,  13.00 - 14.30
Albert Visser, University of Utrecht
Heut kommt der Hans nach Haus

Tuesday September 7th 1999, 13.15 - 15.00
Gerhard Jäger (ZAS Berlin)
Optimal Syntax and Optimal Semantics: A case study

Wednesday June 23rd 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Antje Rossdeutscher, University of Stuttgart
Perspectives and propositional attitudes in the semantics of `to come'

Wednesday June 9th 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Peter Krause, University of Stuttgart
Crossing coreference and presupposition theory

Wednesday June 2nd 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Helen de Hoop and Henriette de Swart, University of Utrecht
Optimal Discourse Relations

Wednesday May 26th 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Herman Hendriks, University of Amsterdam/University of Utrecht
A Strong Theory of Topic and Focus Interpretation

Wednesday May 19th 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Reinhard Blutner, University of Berlin
Context change and conversational implicature

Wednesday May 12th 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Mats Rooth, University of Stuttgart
Focus licensing of anaphoric and conjunctive ellipsis

Wednesday April 28th 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Dorit Abusch, University of Stuttgart
Towards a compositional representation of infinitivals and futurity

Wednesday April 14th 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Johan Bos, University of Saarland, Saarbruecken
Chatting with DORIS

Wednesday March 17th 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Bart Geurts, University of Osnabruck/ Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen
Girls, letters, and railway lines

Wednesday March 3rd 1999 11.15 - 13.00
Yoad Winter, UiL OTS/Technion
Recent Advances in Vector Space Semantics

1998

Wednesday December 16th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Jan van Kuppevelt, Stuttgart University
In Defence of a Uniform Integration of Linguistic Focus and AI Focus

Wednesday November 25th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Jelle Gerbrandy, University of Amsterdam
An analysis of the surprise exam.

Wednesday November 11th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Henk Zeevat University of Amsterdam
Demonstratives in Discourse Theory

Wednesday October 28th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Jeroen Groenendijk, University of Amsterdam
The Logic of Interrogations

Wednesday October 21st 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Kazushige Terui, Japan
Anaphoric Linking at Run Time: A Type-Logical Account of Discourse Representation

Wednesday September 30th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Ariel Cohen, Ben Gurion University
Topic, Focus, and the Generic Use of Indefinite Singulars

Wednesday Juli 15th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Noor van Leusen, University of Amsterdam
Linking Structured Meaning Theory to a Higher Order Unification Mechanism.

Wednesday 18th of March 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Friederike Moltmann,
Contexts and Structured Propositions.

Wednesday February 11th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Anastasia Giannakidou, ILLC-Dept. of Philosphy, University of Amsterdam
Competing constraints on limited distribution: polarity sensitive and free choice items

Wednesday Januari 28st 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Tigran Spaan, Utrecht University
Split Antecedents, Binding and Covaluation

Wednesday Januari 14th 1998 11.15 - 13.00
Michael Seizmair, Stuttgart University, Germany
Polyadic quantifiers and Underspecification- a Computational Perspective

1997

Wednesday December 10th 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Paul Piwek, IPO, Center for Research on User-System Interaction, Eindhoven.
Anaphora and Conversation: A proof-theoretic approach

Wednesday November 19th 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Machtelt Bolkestein, University of Amsterdam
Save the best for last? Discourse structure and discourse status in Functional Grammar.

Wednesday November 12th 1997, 11.15 - 13.00
Jelle Gerbrandy, University of Amsterdam
Quantification in epistemic semantics.

Wednesday November 5th 1997, 11.15 - 13.00
Henk Zeevat, University of Amsterdam
Information and Questions

Wednesday 6 August 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Leslie Gabriele, Linguistics & Cognitive Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
Interpreting Intonation

Wednesday 2 July 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Igor de Kort, Amsterdam University
Functional Discourse Model and Implicit Questions

Wednesday 25 June 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Mieke Rats, Kennisgebaseerde systemen, Technische Informatica, TU Delft
Information update and information presentation in OVR dialogues

Wednesday 18 June 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Paul Dekker, ILLC / UvA, Department of Philosophy
On Being Licensed to Utter Open Propositions

Wednesday 11 June 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Robert van Rooy (Universität Stuttgart/ Universität Konstanz)
Belief Attributions in Context

Wednesday 21 May 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Henk Zeevat, Amsterdam University
A New Theory of Quantifying into Belief Contexts

Wednesday 23 April 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Joost Schilperoort, Utrecht University
Text structure and the accessibility of information in text production

Wednesday 9 April 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Joris Hulstijn, Computer Science, University of Twente
Structured Information States: Raising and Resolving Issues

Wednesday 26 March 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Kees van Deemter and Emiel Krahmer, Philips Research Laboratories
Presuppositions as anaphors

Wednesday 19 March 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Mike Hannay, Free University Amsterdam
Discourse Acts and the Grammar-Discourse Mismatch

Wednesday 26 Februari 1997 11.15 - 13.00
Dick Oehrle, Linguistics & Cogitive Science, University of Arizona
Deductive Binding

Wednesday 15 Januari 1997 13.15 - 15.00
Jaap van der Does, ILLC, Amsterdam
A logic of vision

1996

Wednesday 11 December 1996 11.15 - 13.00
Monique van Donzel, Institute of Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Textual and perceptual discourse structure.

Wednesday 27 November 1996 11.15 - 13.00
Frank Veltman, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
The notion of `proof' in a dynamic setting.

Wednesday 13 November 1996 11.15 - 13.00
Bart Geurts
The mechanisms of denial

Wednesday 6 November 1996 11.15 - 13.00
Claire Gardent, Department of Computational Linguistics, Universitaet des Saarlandes
Parallelism and semantic interpretation

Wednesday 30 October 1996 11.15 - 13.00
Jeroen Groenendijk, ILLC/Department of Philosophy
An Alternative Semantics for Focus?

Wednesday 16 October 1996 11.15 - 13.00
Noor van Leusen
Common Ground or Conversational Gameboard?

Wednesday 9 October 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Toine Andernach, Twente University
A Machine Learning Approach to the Classification of Dialogue Utterances.

Wednesday 2 october 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Luuk Lagerwerf
Causal relations in discourse structure

Wednesday 18 september 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Helen de Hoop
Constraints on quantifier interpretation.

Wednesday 3 July 1996 11.15 - 13.00
Friederike Moltman, CUNY Graduate Centre
Unbound Anaphoric Pronouns and Intensional Contexts

Wednesday 26 june 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Leo Noordman
On the Control of Inference Processes by the Reader's Knowledge.

Wednesday 19 june 1996, EXTRA TALK 11.15 - 13.00
Igor Boguslavsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Some problems of Syntactic Semantics: How Do Meanings of Words Combine Together?

Wednesday 12 june 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Wietske Vonk
Referential expressions as discourse structuring devices

Wednesday 29 may 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Mieke Rats
Topic Management in Information Dialogues

Wednesday 15 may 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Joost Schilperoord
Relations between pauses and textstructure

Wednesday 3 april 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Bipin Indurkhya
Legal Reasoning: Anatomy of a Case

Wednesday april 10 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Jan van Kuppevelt
Scalar Implicatures as Topic-Dependent Entailments

Wednesday 20 March 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Henk Zeevat
Some Egocentric Remarks about Belief

Wednesday 6 March 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Paul Dekker
Cases, Adverbs, Situations and Events.

Wednesday February 21 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
David Beaver
Local satisfaction preferred

Wednesday February 7 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Gert Veldhuijzen van Zanten
An update-language for a spoken-language dialogue system.

Wednesday January 24 1996, 11.15 - 13.00
Noor van Leusen
A Simple Commitment Model in DRT for the Treatment of Corrections in Dialogues.

1995

Wednesday December 13 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Martin van den Berg
Discourse Grammar and Dynamic Logic

Wednesday November 29, 11.15 - 13.00
Michiel Leezenberg
metaphor, context-dependence, and presupposition

Wednesday November 22, 11.15 - 13.00
Herman Hendriks
Links Without Locations; Information Packaging and Nonmonotone Anaphora

Wednesday November 8, 11.15 - 13.00
Willem Groeneveld
Dynamic Epistemic Logic

Thursday October 19, 11.15 - 13.00
Claire Gardent, University of Saarbruecken
Focus and Higher-Order Coloured Unification

Wednesday October 11, 11.15 - 13.00
Joris Hulstijn
Presupposition Accommodation: Implementing Accommodation Strategies

Tuesday July 4, 11.15 - 13.00
Henk Zeevat
Geloofszinnen, subjectieve informatie en discourse referenten.

Wednesday June 14, 11.15 - 13.00
Dorit Abusch
Temporal de re and intensional theory of tense

Wednesday May 31 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Rob van der Sandt
Domain restriction

Tuesday May 9 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Richard Zuber
On Subject Induced Semantic Information

Wednesday May 3 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Rene Ahn
Information Transfer in a Cooperative Context

Wednesday April 19 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Groenendijk, Stokhof, Veltman
"Coreference and Modality in the context of Multi-Speaker Discourse"

Tuesday April 4 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Jose Sanders
Subjectivity and perspective in Discourse

Thursday March 23 1995, 13.15 - 15.00
Rodger Kibble
The Dynamics of Modal Subordination

Wednesday March 22 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Remko Scha
Constructive Update Semantics

March 8 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Robert van Rooy
title unknown

February 22 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Veerle van Geenhoven
Constructive Update Semantics

February 8 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Jelle Gerbrandy
Gricean maxims formally precise

February 1 1995, 11.15 - 13.00
Martin vd Berg
Discourse Grammar

1994

November 30 1994
Nel Keijsper
Intonation.

November 16 1994
Kees Vermeulen
Stacking Cells for Incremental Semantics.

November 2nd 1994
Remko Scha
Speech understanding, language models, and discourse structure.

October 5 1994
Henk Zeevat
Topics as Questions.

Sept. 29th 1994
David Milward, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh
Informal discussion/talk based around: Definites and Pronominals in a Dynamic Semantics using Situations.

wednesday Sept 21st 1994
Bart Geurts
Presuppositions and attitudes

june 22 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
David Beaver
Presuppositional Pragmatics: Why Plausibility is not about Propositions

june 22 1994, 15.15 - 17.00
Enric Vallduvi
The dynamics of Information Packaging

june 8 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Noor van Leusen
The Interpretation of Corrections

May 25 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Henk Zeevat
Speaker and Hearer believes in the Common ground

May 11 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Leonoor Oversteegen/Luuk Lagerwerf
Connectives and Presuppositions- the case of hoewel

April 27 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Claire Gardent
Discourse Grammar and discourse Structure.

April 6 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Henriette de Swart
Topic, Focus and Quantification over Time.

March 9 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Kees van Deemter
What's new? A semantic perspective on sentence accent.

March 2 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Henk Zeevat
The mechanics of the counterpart relation.

February 9 1994, 11.15 - 13.00
Jan van Kuppevelt
A Set-theoretic account of Dynamic topic processes.