Amsterdam Colloquium 2019


The complete Proceedings of the 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium are available here. Please find pdfs of the individual papers below.


Invited talks

Fabrizio Cariani, Conditionals in selection semantics 

Gabriel Greenberg, Tagging: Semantics at the iconic/symbolic interface


General Programme

Sam Alxatib and Ivana Ðurović, Neg-raising ‘believe’ and Maximize Presupposition

David Boylan, Abilities and success

David Boylan and Ginger Schultheis, Attitudes, conditionals and margins for error

Adrian Brasoveanu and Jakub Dotlačil, Cognitive modeling for formal semantics: the organization of discourse representation structures in declarative Memory

David Bremmers, Jianan Liu, Bert Le Bruyn and Martijn van der Klis, Definiteness across languages: from German to Mandarin

Zhuo Chen, Keeping dou as a simple distributor

Ivano Ciardelli, Attitude Semantics: embedding and probability for indicative conditionals

Alexandre Cremers and Zhuoye Zhao, Testing formal pragmatics of questions through their ignorance inferences

Milica Denić and Yasutada Sudo, Donkey anaphora in non-monotonic environments: an experimental investigation

Anouk Dieuleveut, Annemarie van Dooren, Ailis Cournane and Valentine Hacquard, Learning modal force: evidence from children’s production and input

Tim Fernando, String iconicity and granularity

Julie Goncharov and Lavi Wolf, Time matters: the role of temporal boundaries in NPI licensing

Matthew Gotham, Double negation, excluded middle and accessibility in dynamic semantics

Robert Henderson and Elin McCready, Dogwhistles, trust and ideology

Aron Hirsch and Michael Wagner, Only reconstruction and backwards association

Daniel Hoek, Loose talk, scale presuppositions and QUD

Lisa Hofmann, The anaphoric potential of indefinites under negation and disjunction

Kimberly Johnson, Evidence acquisition time as belief-state change: a view from Mvskoke (Creek)

William Johnston, Pair-list questions from dependent plurals

Hadil Karawani, Carina Kauf and Hedde Zeijlstra, The asymmetry of fake tense

Ezra Keshet, Dynamic unioning plural logic

Filipe Hisao Kobayashi and Enrico Flor, Coordinating complete answers: the case of Tanto–Quanto Conjunction

Alexander Kocurek, Hyperlogic: a system for talking about logics

Manfred Krifka, Indicative and subjunctive conditionals in commitment spaces

Kristina Liefke, DPs and CPs in depiction complements

Andy Lücking and Jonathan Ginzburg, Not few but all quantifiers can be negated: towards a referentially transparent semantics of quantified noun phrases

Matthew Mandelkern, Crises of Identity

Dean McHugh and Alexandre Cremers, Negation and alternatives in conditional antecedents

Erlinde Meertens, How prosody disambiguates between alternative and polar questions

Ralf Naumann and Wiebke Petersen, Combining neurophysiology and formal semantics and pragmatics: the case of the N400 and the P600

David Yoshikazu Oshima, On supererogation: one should go when going is good enough and not going is not

Roumyana Pancheva and Deniz Rudin, Speaker discourse roles and the discourse profile of reportative evidentials

Daniele Panizza and Gennaro Chierchia, Just exhaustification. A ‘two stage’ theory of exclusives

Jacopo Romoli, Paolo Santorio and Eva Wittenberg, Fixing de Morgan’s law in counterfactual antecedents

Merel Semeijn, Common ground: in sensu composito or in sensu diviso

Peter Sutton and Hana Filip, Singular/plural contrasts: the case of informational object nouns

Eri Tanaka, Kenta Mizutani and Stephanie Solt, Existential semantics in equatives in Japanese and German

Maxime Tulling and Ailís Cournane, The role of “fake” past tense in acquiring counterfactuals

Matthijs Westera and Hannah Rohde, Asking between the lines: elicitation of evoked questions in text

Malte Willer, Negating conditionals in bilateral semantics

Yimei Xiang, Two types of higher-order readings of wh-questions

Zhuoye Zhao, Bridging distributivity and free choice: the case of Mandarin dou

Joost Zwarts, On domain adjectives and the metaphors they modify


Workshop: Semantic Universals

Alan Bale, Bernhard Schwarz and David Shanks, Monotonicity restored: “more” never means “purer”

Thomas Graf, A subregular bound on the complexity of lexical quantifiers

Yurie Hara and Mengxi Yuan, Semantic universals of intonation and particles 

Mingming Liu, Explaining the exceptive-additive ambiguity in Mandarin and other languages

Mora Maldonado and Jennifer Culbertson, Learnability as a window into universal constraints on person systems

Maša Močnik and Rafael Abramovitz, A variable-force variable-flavor attitude verb in Koryak

Jennifer Spenader and Jill de Villiers, Are conservative quantifiers easier to learn? Evidence from novel quantifier experiments


Workshop: Super Linguistics

Mélissa Berthet, Juan Benjumea, Juliette Millet, Cristiane Cäsar, Klaus Zuberbühler and Ewan Dunbar, Animal linguistics and the puzzle of Titi monkeys alarm sequences

Christian De Leon, Situating rich demonstrations in discourse

Maria Esipova, Towards a uniform super-linguistic theory of projection

Patrick Grosz, Pronominal typology and reference to the external world

Michela Ippolito, Gestures as markers of non-canonical questions

Emar Maier, Picturing words: the semantics of speech balloons

Léo Migotti and Léo Zaradzki, Walk-denoting music: refining music semantics

Francesca Panzeri, Beatrice Giustolisi, Lara Mantovan and Chiara Calderone, Joker face. Recognizing irony in the visual mode in spoken and signed language

Mats Rooth and Dorit Abusch, Indexing across media