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I am a PhD candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation in Amsterdam.

As a member of the Inquisitive Semantics group, I work on Quantification and modality in the realm of questions, under supervision of Floris Roelofsen. Within this project, I focus on modality in questions. I am currently working on a two-dimensional extension of Inquisitive Semantics, in order to account for indexicals, apriority, necessity, and other phenomena.

Publications

Talks

  • A priori and necessary questions. SPE 11, Warsaw, 2019.
  • Two-dimensional Inquisitive Semantics. InqBnB3, Amsterdam, 2019.
  • Action Models in Inquisitive Logic. Inquisitive Logic Workshop, Amsterdam, 2018.
  • Polarity sensitivity of question embedding: experimental evidence. SALT 28, 2018.
  • Pair-list readings in Inquisitive Semantics. NYU Linguistics department, 2018.
  • Pair-list readings of questions with quantifiers, PALLMYR, London, 2017.
  • Questions & Quantifiers. InqBnB, Broek in Waterland, 2017.
  • Questions in Action Models. LogiCIC, Amsterdam, 2016.

Teaching

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Education

  • 2014 – 2016 MSc Logic
    University of Amsterdam, cum laude
  • 2010 – 2013 BA Dutch Language and Culture
    University of Amsterdam, cum laude

Awards

  • 2016 NAP-day Best Presentation
    Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, University of Amsterdam
  • 2013 Thesis award
    Department Taalbeheersing, Argumentatietheorie en Retorica,
    University of Amsterdam

Contact

Science Park 107
Room F2.08
Amsterdam

mail@thomvangessel.nl
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