Amsterdam Colloquium 2017


The programme & schedule of the 2017 Amsterdam Colloquium is available for download as a PDF. Below is the list of accepted abstracts.

General programme

  • Dorit Abusch and Mats Rooth: The Formal Semantics of Free Perception in Pictorial Narratives
  • Sam Alxatib: The scalar presupposition of only and only if
  • Amir Anvari: Global Cosuppositions
  • Justin Bledin: Fatalism and the Logic of Unconditionals
  • Dominique Blok, Lisa Bylinina and Rick Nouwen: A degree quantifier analysis of split scope readings with negative ‘indefinites’
  • Kyle Blumberg: Ignorance Implicatures and Non-doxastic Attitude Verbs
  • Rachel Boddy: Frege’s Unification
  • David Boylan and Ginger Schultheis: Counterfactual Semantics and Strengthening Principles
  • Brian Buccola and Andreas Haida: Expressing agent indifference in German
  • Lisa Bylinina and Alexander Podobryaev: Plurality in Buriat and Structurally Constrained Alternatives
  • Kathrin Byrdeck, Kurt Erbach, Peter Sutton and Hana Filip: Object Mass Nouns in Japanese
  • Patricia Cabredo Hofherr and Urtzi Etxeberria: Distributive numerals in Basque
  • Fabrizio Cariani and Simon Goldstein: Homogenous Alternative Semantics
  • Eva Csipak: Referentially used definite descriptions can be conditionalized
  • Annemarie van Dooren, Anouk Dieuleveut, Ailis Cournane and Valentine Hacquard: Learning what ‘must’ and ‘can’ must and can mean
  • Enrico Flor, Nina Haslinger, Hilda Koopman, Eva Rosina, Magdalena Roszkowski and Viola Schmitt: Typological evidence for a non-distributive lexical meaning of conjunction
  • Melissa Fusco: An Inconvenient Proof: the Gibbard-Harper Collapse Lemma for Causal Decision Theory
  • Yael Greenberg: But, scalar implicatures and covert quotation operators
  • Justyna Grudzinska and Marek Zawadowski: Inverse Linking: Taking Scope with Dependent Types
  • Hadil Karawani: May or Might? Semantic Strength and Social Meaning
  • Carina Kauf and Hedde Zeijlstra: Explaining the Ambiguity of Past-Under-Past Embeddings
  • David Krassnig: Sobel and Lewis Sequences – Relevancy or Imprecision?
  • Sven Lauer: ‘I believe’ in a ranking-theoretic analysis of ‘believe’
  • Haoze Li: Semantics of metalinguistic focus
  • Prerna Nadathur: Implicative inferences and causality in ‘enough’ and ‘too’ constructions
  • Agata Renans, George Tsoulas, Raffaella Folli, Nihan Ketrez, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries and Jacopo Romoli: Turkish plural nouns are number-neutral: experimental data
  • Maribel Romero: Tense and Mood in Counterfactual Conditionals: The View from Spanish
  • Paolo Santorio: Conditional Excluded Middle in Informational Semantics
  • Giorgio Sbardolini: Semantic Abstractionism
  • Bernhard Schwarz: On question exhaustivity and NPI licensing
  • Alexandra Simonenko: Towards a semantic typology of specificity markers
  • Benjamin Spector: Homogeneity and Non-Maximality within the Rational Speech Act model
  • Shane Steinert-Threlkeld: Uniform Definability in Assertability Semantics
  • Anna Szabolcsi: Additive presuppositions are derived through recursive exhaustification of focus alternatives
  • Natalia Talmina, Arnold Kochari and Jakub Szymanik: Quantifiers and verification strategies: connecting the dots
  • Yuta Tatsumi: Asserting a scalar ordering: Evidence from the non-temporal interpretation of ‘before’
  • Daniel Tiskin: Expletive-free, concord-free semantics for Russian ni-words
  • Wataru Uegaki and Yasutada Sudo: The anti-rogativity of non-veridical preferential predicates
  • Matthijs Westera: QUDs, brevity, and the asymmetry of alternatives
  • Malte Willer: Widening Free Choice
  • Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine and Hadas Kotek: Intervention tracks scope-rigidity in Japanese
  • Sarah Zobel: The restrictive potential of weak adjuncts: nominal ‘as’-phrases and individual quantifiers

Alternate talks

  • Yurie Hara: Causality and Evidentiality
  • Merel Semeijn: A Stalnakerian analysis of metafictive statements
  • Michael Deigan: Counterfactual Double Lives

Workshop "Formal and Distributional Perspectives on Meaning"

  • Michael Moortgat and Gijs Wijnholds: Lexical and derivational meaning in vector-based models of relativisation
  • Reinhard Muskens and Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh: Lambdas, Vectors, and Word Meaning in Context
  • Tillmann Pross, Max Kisselew, Antje Rossdeutscher, Gabriella Lapesa and Sebastian Pado: Integrating lexical-conceptual and distributional semantics: a case report

Workshop "Causality and Semantics"

  • Mario Gúnther: A Proposal for Disjunctive Antecedents in Causal Models and its Implications
  • Thomas Icard: From Programs to Causal Models
  • Daniel Lassiter: Complex antecedents and probabilities in causal counterfactuals