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

As a member of the Inquisitive Semantics group, I work on the project Quantification and modality in the realm of questions, under supervision of Floris Roelofsen. My dissertation 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

  • A priori and necessary questions. OZSW Conference, Amsterdam, 2019.
  • 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 F1.10
Amsterdam

mail@thomvangessel.nl
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