Amsterdam Colloquium 2005

Amsterdam Colloquium 2005: Programme
Preliminary program (printer version):



Monday, December 19th


09.00 -- 10.00





10.00 -- 11.00

Manfred Krifka

More on approximative number words





11.15 – 11.45

Ido Ben-Zvi

Dynamic Situations: Accounting for Dowty's Inertia Notion Using Dynamic Semantics

Julie Hunter & Nicholas Asher

A Presuppositional Account of Indexicals


11.45 – 12.15

Andreas Haida

Dynamic Wh-Terms

Luisa Martí

Donald Duck is back, and he speaks Spanish


12.15 – 12.45

Philippe Schlenker

Transparency: An Incremental Theory of Presupposition Projection

Cécile Meier

The Compositional Semantics for locatives revisited





14.00 – 14.30

Scott Grimm

Agency and Case: A lattice-based framework

Richard Breheny

Exhaustivity, Homogeneity and Definiteness


14.30 – 15.00

Antonia Rothmayr

The helping-effect of dative case

Sivan Sabato & Yoad Winter

Against Partitioned Readings of Reciprocals





15.30 -- 16.00

Reut Tsarfaty

Connecting Causative Constructions and Aspectual meanings: A Case Study from Semitic Derivational Morphology

Magdalena Schwager

Exhaustive Imperatives


16.00 – 16.30

Christopher Piñón

Determiners in aspectual composition

Ventsislav Zhechev & Sveta Krasikova

Scalar Use of 'Only' in Conditionals





17.00 -- 18.00

Lawrence S. Moss

Natural Language, Natural Logic and Natural Deduction




Tuesday, December 20th


09.00 -- 10.00

Gilad Ben Avid & Nissim Francez

Proof-theoretic semantics for a syllogistic fragment





10.00 – 10.30

Friederike Moltmann

Comparatives without Degrees: A New Approach


Michael Franke

How and how not to employ discourse relations to account for pseudo-imperatives





11.00 – 11.30

Rick Nouwen

Monotone Amazement


Tatjana Scheffler

Syntax and Semantics of Causal denn in German


11.30 – 12.00

Doris Penka

'Almost': A test?

Yurie Hara

Contrastives and Gricean Principle


12.00 – 12.30

Dag Westerståhl & Stanley Peters

Semantics for Possessive Determiners

Torgrim Solstad

Word Meaning, Unification and Sentence-Internal Pragmatics






Workshop on Language and Learning

14.00 – 15.30

James Cussens

Principles and Implementation of Inductive Parsing

Jacqueline van Kampen

Locality and the order of acquisition steps





16.00 – 17.30

Makoto Kanazawa

Semantics-Driven Learning of Lexicalized Grammars

Claire Nedellec

Semantics learning from corpora and background knowledge






Beth Evening Lecture

20.00 -- 21.00

Hannes Leitgeb

The Logical Structure of Cognition.

Lessons from Carnap's Logical Structure of the World




Wednesday, December 21st


09.00 -- 10.00

Sigrid Beck

A Second Time and Again





10.00 – 10.30

Petra Hendriks, Helen de Hoop & Monique Lamers

Asymmetries in language use reveal asymmetries in the grammar


Tim Fernando

Comic relief for anankastic conditionals





11.00 – 11.30

Daniel Hardt

Inference, Ellipsis and Deaccenting

Theo M.V. Janssen

IF logic as a strategic game


11.30 – 12.00

Jacques Jayez & Lucia Tovena

When `Widening' is too Narrow

Chris Fox & Shalom Lappin

Achieving Expressive Completeness and Computational Efficiency with Underspecified Scope Representations


12.00 – 12.30

Mats Rooth

Scope Disambiguation by Ellipsis and Focus without Scope Economy

Reinhard Muskens

Synonymy, Common Knowledge, and the Social Construction of Meaning






Workshop on Semantic Universals

14.00 – 15.30

Johan van der Auwera

Prohibitives: why most languages are not like Dutch

David Gil

Association: A Cross-Linguisic Experiment





16.00 – 17.30

Helen de Hoop

Case and strength

Ed Keenan

How much logic is built into natural language?