Logic, Language and Meaning

18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, December 19-21, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

  • Maria Aloni
  • Vadim Kimmelman
  • Floris Roelofsen
  • Galit W. Sassoon
  • Katrin Schulz
  • Matthijs Westera
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7218)

Table of contents (48 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Speakers

    1. Formal Indices and Iconicity in ASL
      Philippe Schlenker, Jonathan Lamberton
      Pages 1-11
    2. Context Probabilism
      Seth Yalcin
      Pages 12-21
  3. Workshop on Inquisitiveness

  4. Workshop on Sign Language

  5. Workshop on Formal Semantic Evidence

    1. Experimenting with the King of France
      Márta Abrusán, Kriszta Szendröi
      Pages 102-111
    2. Adjectives as Saturators vs. Modifiers: Statistical Evidence
      Gemma Boleda, Stefan Evert, Berit Gehrke, Louise McNally
      Pages 112-121
    3. Licensing Sentence-Internal Readings in English
      Adrian Brasoveanu, Jakub Dotlačil
      Pages 122-132
    4. Evaluative Adjectives, Scale Structure, and Ways of Being Polite
      Lisa Bylinina, Stas Zadorozhny
      Pages 133-142
    5. Processing: Free Choice at No Cost
      Emmanuel Chemla, Lewis Bott
      Pages 143-149
    6. Corpus Evidence for Preference-Driven Interpretation
      Alex Djalali, Sven Lauer, Christopher Potts
      Pages 150-159
    7. Can Children Tell Us Something about the Semantics of Adjectives?
      Francesca Panzeri, Francesca Foppolo
      Pages 170-179
    8. Underspecified Representations of Scope Ambiguity?
      Janina Radó, Oliver Bott
      Pages 180-189

About these proceedings


This book contains the revised papers presented at the  8th Amsterdam Colloquium 2011, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in December 2011.
The 46 thoroughly refereed and revised contributions out of 137 submissions presented together with  2 invited talks are organized in five sections. The first section contains the invited contributions. The second, third and fourth sections incorporate submitted contributions to the three thematic workshops that were hosted by the Colloquium and addressed the following topics: inquisitiveness; formal semantics and pragmatics
of sign languages, formal semantic evidence. The final section presents the submitted contributions to the general program.


ambiguity american sign language (ASL) context discourse structure natural language semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Aloni
    • 1
  • Vadim Kimmelman
    • 2
  • Floris Roelofsen
    • 1
  • Galit W. Sassoon
    • 1
  • Katrin Schulz
    • 1
  • Matthijs Westera
    • 1
  1. 1.ILLCUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ACLCUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31481-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31482-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349