hello!

I am a postdoctoral researcher in formal semantics, philosophy of language and logic at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation in Amsterdam.

At the moment I am working on the project A sentence uttered makes a world appear - Natural language interpretation as abductive model generation, led by Reinhard Muskens.

My PhD dissertation Questions in Context focuses on interactions between questions and indexicality. It shows that questions can be context-sensitive in other ways than statements can, and develops a semantic framework that can capture this.

Publications

Talks

Teaching

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Education

  • 2016 – 2020 PhD
    University of Amsterdam
  • 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 Best Thesis award
    Department Taalbeheersing, Argumentatietheorie en Retorica,
    University of Amsterdam

Contact

Science Park 107
Room F1.10
Amsterdam

mail@thomvangessel.nl
uva-live.zoom.us/my/thomvangessel