The Proceedings of the 23rd Amsterdam Colloquium are available here. Please find a list of the individual papers below.


Beth Lecture

Craige Roberts, The architecture of interpretation: Dynamic pragmatics and pragmatic competence [osf]


Invited talks

Márta Abrusán, Projection, attention and the meaning of negation

David Beaver (joint work with Jason Stanley), Raising hell: On the hyper-projectivity of slurs

Justin Bledin, Composing negative individuals in truthmaker semantics

Gemma Boleda, How word meaning and word use shape language

Jennifer Culbertson, Linking cognitive biases to typological patterns of word and morpheme order

Teresa Marques, How expressives enact norms, and how to retract them

Lilia Rissman, We're different, we're the same: How languages express event concepts

Jacopo Romoli, What makes an inference robust? [osf]


General Programme

Omri Amiraz, Not all scalar inferences are alike: The effect of existential presuppositions [osf]

Nadine Balbach, Fabian Schlotterbeck, Hening Wang, and Oliver Bott, Disentangling semantic empty-set effects in quantifier comprehension from simple association: Processing evidence from exceptive-additives

Moshe E. Bar-Lev and Roni Katzir, Positivity, (anti-)exhaustivity, and stability

Corien Bary, Leopold Hess, and Bob van Tiel, Expressives do shift but not on their own

Cory Bill, Aurore Gonzalez, Imke Driemel, and Tamar Makharoblidze, As complex as they appear: Children's comprehension of conjunctive expressions in Georgian

David Blunier, Antipresuppositions, logophors, and shifted indexicality

Ivano Caponigro and Anamaria Falaus, The semantics of Rudin constructions in Romanian [osf]

Fabrizio Cariani, Future-past asymmetries, evidential grounding, and projection

Ivano Ciardelli and Adrian Ommundsen, Disambiguating will-conditionals

Cleo Condoravdi and Itamar Francez, A minimally sufficient analysis of sufficiency modal constructions

Lucas Fagen, A scalar analysis of polarity contrasts between exclusive modifiers

Diego Feinmann, Predicate connection and informational oddness

Daniel Goodhue and Junko Shimoyama, Clausal embedding under to in Japanese as speech acts

Daniel Goodhue, Bias in high negation questions as a quantity implicature in commitment space semantics

Vera Hohaus and Nadine Bade, When maximality is not maximally informative: A compositional analysis of the depth-charge illusion [osf]

Wesley Holliday and Matthew Mandelkern, Compatibility, compossibility and epistemic modality

Michela Ippolito, The hell with questions [osf]

Paloma Jeretič and Deniz Özyıldız, Neg-raising requires stativity: A scaleless implicature based explanation

Jing Ji, Syntactic freezing as semantic matching: Licensing syntactic deviation in echo questions

Yizhen Jiang, Shiyu Ren, Yihang Shen, Richard Breheny, Paul Marty, and Yasutada Sudo, Plural priming revisited: Inverse preference and spillover effects

Jonathan Kendrick, The Acquaintance inference as scalar exhaustification

Tomasz Klochowicz, Investigating the properties of clause-embedding predicates in Polish

Alexander Kocurek, Modeling metadisputes

Alexander Kocurek, Jens Kipper, and Zeynep Soysal, The role of questions, circumstances, and algorithms in belief

Imke Kruitwagen, James Hampton, Yoad Winter, and Joost Zwarts,  Alternate categorization: A formal-conceptual semantics of reciprocal alternations

Dean McHugh, Aboutness and modality

Jéssica Mendes, An existential semantics for habituals [osf]

Esmail Moghiseh and Luis Alonso-Ovalle, Two types of intensional transitive verbs: The view from Farsi [osf]

Dilip Ninan, Dynamic relationism about belief

Yuya Noguchi, Non-past directives in Japanese

Mathieu Paillé, Subatomic and plural homogeneity as exhaustification effects of different kinds

Lorenzo Pinton, Numerous relative clauses: Permutation invariance, anti-restrictiveness, triviality

Sonia Ramotowska, Paul Marty, Jacopo Romoli, Yasutada Sudo, and Richard Breheny, Diversity with universality

Eszter Ronai and Lucas Fagen, Exclusives vary in strength and scale structure: Experimental evidence

Paolo Santorio, Ability modals as causal modals

Merel Semeijn, Breaking the fourth wall and (meta)fictional reference

Judith Sieker and Torgrim Solstad, Projective variability of (semi-)factive verbs in family of sentence contexts: A rating study

Sadhwi Srinivas, Bare nominals are underspecified for (in)definite meanings, not ambiguous between them [osf]

David Strohmaier and Simon Wimmer, Contrafactives and learnability

Rouan Wang, Morphological effects on indexical shift in Uyghur

Jad Wehbe, Revisiting presuppositional accounts of homogeneity [osf]

Ting Xu, William Snyder, and Stella Christie, Mandarin-speaking children's understanding of you 'again' with goal-PPs [osf]

Yichi Zhang and Eric Pacuit, Epistemic pseudo-agreement and hyper-domain semantics

Ziling Zhu and Yimei Xiang, *Be surprised whether: Question-to-cleft reduction


Workshop: Biases in Language and Cognition

Milica Denić and Jakub Szymanik, Recursive numeral systems optimize the trade-off between lexicon size and average morphosyntactic complexity

Imke Driemel, Johannes Hein, Desiré Carioti, Jakob Wünsch, Vina Tsakali, Artemis Alexiadou, Uli Sauerland, and Maria Teresa Guasti, Genericity and the too-many-structures puzzle: Insights from an experimental study

Aislinn Keogh, Simon Kirby, and Jennifer Culbertson, In search for a unified mechanism for regularisation of linguistic variation [osf]

Tyler Knowlton, John Trueswell, and Anna Papafragou, New evidence for the unlearnability of non-conservative quantifiers

Jeremy Kuhn and Mora Maldonado, Generalizing polarity sensitive items to positive environments in an artificial language

Natalia Levshina, Testing communicative and learning biases in a causal model of language evolution: A study of cues to subject and object

Mora Maldonado and Carmen Saldana, Interpretations of plurality in personal pronouns differ across person categories: An experimental study


Workshop: Compositional Approaches to Projection

Oliver Bott and Torgrim Solstad, Cataphoric presupposition verification and symmetric filtering: The case of occasion verbs

Omri Doron and Jad Wehbe, A constraint on presupposition accommodation [osf]

Julian Grove, An alternative semantics for presupposition

Alexandros Kalomoiros, Presupposition projection from the scope of quantifiers: A novel approach

Craige Roberts and Mandy Simons, Preconditions, presuppositions, and projection [osf]

Kelsey Sasaki and Daniel Altshuler, Clause-internal coherence as presupposition resolution [osf]

Alex Warstadt, Presupposition triggering reflects pragmatic reasoning about utterance utility