Semantics Tea Reading Group

(chair: Magdalena Schwager)


DateTopicMain ReadingChair
28.10.Markus Egg"Scope below the word level" (abstract, slides)
4.11.Questions/Inquisitive SemanticsHagstrom 2003
11.11.Inquisitive SemanticsGroenendijk & Roelofsen 2009
25.11.Attitudes, Syntax-Semantics InterfaceMoulton 2009 Ilaria, Paula
2.12.Attitudes, Syntax-Semantics InterfaceMoulton 2009 Ilaria, Paula
9.12.CounterfactualsVeltmann 2005Dirk
16.12.(Amsterdam Colloqium)
23.12.-6.1.(Xmas holidays)
13.1.Attidutes, de re-ClassicsQuine 1956, Kaplan 1969Mingya


Interrogatives, Inquisitive Semantics

Inquisitive Semantics

Mission Statement (plus Links)

Groenendijk, J. and F. Roelofsen (2009)
Inquisitive semantics and pragmatics. Ms., ILLC Amsterdam.
Ciardelli, I. and F. Roelofsen (2009)
Generalized inquisitive semantics and logic. Ms., ILLC Amsterdam.

Background on Interrogatives

Beck, Sigrid & Hotze Rullmann (1999)
A flexible approach to exhaustivity in questions. Natural Language Semantics.
Hagstrom, Paul (2003)
What questions mean. GLOT state of the article.
Heim, Irene (1994)
Interrogative semantics and Karttunen s semantics for know. Proceedings of IATL 1.
Groenendijk, Jeoren and Martin Stokhof. (1984a)
Studies on the Semantics of Questions and the Pragmatics of Answers. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Amsterdam.
Groenendijk, Jeoren and Martin Stokhof. (1984b).
On the semantics and the pragmatics of answers. In Landman, Fred and Frank Veltman (eds.), Varieties of Formal Semantics, Volume~3 of Groningen-Amsterdam Studies in Semantics (GRASS), pages 143-170. Foris.
Groenendijk, Jeoren and Martin Stokhof. (1989).
Type-shifting rules and the semantics of interrogatives. Reprinted in Portner and Partee (2002) Essential Readings, pages 421-456.
Groenendijk, Jeoren and Martin Stokhof. (1997).
Questions. In van Benthem and ter Meulen (1997), pages 1055-1124.
Hamblin, Charles L. (1958).
Questions. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 36:159-168.
Hamblin, Charles L. (1973).
Questions in Montague English. Foundations of Language 10:41-53.
Isaacs, James and Kyle Rawlins. (2008).
Conditional questions. Journal of Semantics 25:269-320.
Karttunen, Lauri. (1977).
Syntax and Semantics of Questions. Linguistics and Philosophy 1:3-44. Reprinted in: Portner, Paul and Barbara Partee (eds). 2002. Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings. Blackwell.
Krifka, Manfred (2001)
Quantifying into question acts. Natural Language Semantics
Pafel, J├╝rgen (1999)
Interrogative quantifiers within scope. Linguistics and Philosophy
Reinhart, Tanya (1998)
Wh-in-situ in the framework of the minimalist program. Natural Language Semantics
Sharvit, Yael (2002)
Embedded questions and de dicto readings. Natural Language Semantics
Sharvit, Yael & Sigrid Beck (2001)
Subquestions and quantificational variability effects. Proceedings of WCCFL 20

(more to come soon)

Background on Information States

Stalnaker (2002)
'Common Ground'. Linguistics and Philosophy 25, 701-731.
Stalnaker (1998)
Context and Content. Oxford UP. (reprint of `Assertion', 1978)

Attitude Reports

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