Current Affiliation

Utrecht Institute for linguistics OTS
Utrecht University
Trans 10, NL-3512 JK UTRECHT
the Netherlands
t. +31 30 253 8313

Personal Details

Date of birth: 12-09-1974
Place of birth: Heerlen, the Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch

Professional Employment



Editorial functions

Publications: Books

Publications: Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Publications: Bookchapters, including chapters of proceedings





Qualification: holder of basiskwalificatie onderwijs.

Ph.D. candidate supervision:
MA theses:
Membership of PhD committees / defence committees
Membership of jury for ``Habilitation a diriger des recherches'' (France)


(P = peer reviewed, I = on invitation)

I The comparative and degree pluralities. UCL, London, October 22nd. 2014.

I Modified Numerals. SOAS, London, October 21st, 2014.

I On the blooming descriptive content of some expressives. Keynote at Semantics and Philosophy in Europe. Berlin, June 28, 2014.

I The comparative as a relation between degree pluralities. Ecole normale superieure. Paris. February 2014.

I Colourful Language. Springfest, UiL-OTS. June 2014.

- On man and meh. Tindag, February 2014.

I The comparative and degree pluralities. January 2014.

I How pervasive is multidimensional content? IMS. Stuttgart, January, 2014.

I What's the worst that can happen. Much to do about much. Konstanz, October 2012.

I Free Choice with Bounds, Keynote lecture Sinn und Bedeutun 17, ENS, Paris, September 2012.

I Modified numerals, scales and implicatures, J.W.Goethe Universität Frankfurt/Main, Semantik Gruppe, 09-02-12

- On the semantics of Dutch wh-exclamatives. Tin-dag. Utrecht. 02-12.

- Two types of wh-exclamatives. Tin-dag. Utrecht. 02-12. [with A. Chernilowskaya]

I Modified numerals and implicature, International workshop on implicatures, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, 27-01-12

P Wh-exclamatives and noteworthiness. Amsterdam Colloquium 18. [with A. Chernilovskaya]

I An outstanding analysis of wh-exclamatives. McGill, Montreal, Linguistics Colloquium, 01-12-11

I On wh-exclamatives and noteworthiness. University of Chicago, Workshop on Semantics and Philosphy of Language, 11-11-11

I Modified numerals and ignorance implicatures. University of Chicago, Linguistics Colloquium, 10-11-11

I Ignorance without disjunction. University of Connecticut. Logic group, 28-10-11

- On the projection behaviour of appositives. MIT, Cambridge, US. Logical Form group, 10-11.

I Modified numerals and ignorance inferences. MIT, Cambridge, US. Linguistics colloquium, 04-11.

I Numerals, ignorance and variability. Tübingen workshop on logic, semantic processing and cognition. 15-07-11

P Minimum and maximum requirements, CHRONOS, Birmingham, UK, april 2011, (cancelled).

- On the projection of appositives, TIN-dag, Utrecht, 05-02-11.

P A quantificational characterisation of the locative/directional distinction in space and time, STALDAC, Cambridge, UK, 08/04/10.

- Intensifiers. Utrecht, TIN-dag, 02/10.

P Existential Needs, WCCFL, 02/10, (cancelled).

P Two puzzles about requirement, Amsterdam Colloquium, 16-18/12/09.

P Semantic restrictions on degree adverbials, SLE 42nd Annual Meeting, Lisboa, 9-12/09/09. (cancelled)

P The semantics of minimal requirements, 10th Symposium on Logic and Language (LoLa10), Balatonszemes, Hungary. 26-29/08/09. (cancelled)

I Quantifiers and quantity expressions, Tuebingen, Workshop on logic, semantic processing and cognition. 17-04-09. (cancelled)

P The semantics of minimal requirements. Journees Semantique et Modelisation 2009, Paris, 9/10-04.

On the semantics of minimal requirements. Utrecht, TIN-dag, 07-02-09.

I Polar orientation and complement anaphora, Tuebingen, 14-01-09.

I On the semantics of minimal requirements, Goettingen, 13-01-09.

P Graded predication by evaluation, Workshop on Vagueness and Language Use, Ecole Normale Superiere, Paris, 07-04-08

P Directional prepositions as numeral modifiers, Journees Semantique et Modelisation, Toulouse, 03-04-08

P Directional Numeral Modifiers, Semantics and Linguistic Theory, Amherst, 21-03-08

P Quantifiers from space, Szklarska Poreba workshop on the root of pragmasemantics, 24-02-08

On why some adverbs are surprisingly bad degree modifiers, TIN-dag, 02-02-08

P Upper-bounded no more, Sinn und Bedeutung 12, Oslo, 21-09-07

Introduction to Quantifier Modification, [with Jakub Dotlacil] ESSLLI Workshop on Quantifier Modification, Dublin, 13-08-07

I The absolute truth about taste, Theoretical Philosophy Lunch, Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University, 25-06-07

I <, >, ≤ and ≥ in natural language, DiP colloquium, Amsterdam, 08-06-07

I Variables in Quantifier Dynamics, 5th PALMYR workshop, Paris, 01-06-07

I Impersonal Taste, 8th Szklarska Poreba workshop, 26-03-07

Who’s to judge on personal taste? Taalkunde in Nederland, Utrecht, 03-02-07. 2006

I Context Effects in Quantifier Comprehension, Seminaire General de l’Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, 24-11-2006.

P On conventional implicatures and dynamic binding, LENS, Tokyo, June 2006.

P Conventional Implicatures and Dynamic Binding, Workshop on Parentheticals, 28th Annual Confence of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Bielefeld, 24-2-2006

On the semantics and pragmatics of almost, TIN-dag, AvT, Utrecht, 4-2-2006

I Specific Reference and the bare/non-bare distinction in numerals, Bareness Workshop, UiL-OTS, Utrecht, 22-12-2005

P Monotone Amazement, 15th Amsterdam Colloquium, ILLC, Amsterdam, 20-12-2005

I Quantifier Meaning, Quantifier Use and Monotonicity, Workshop on Semantics Processing, Logic and Cognition, Tuebingen, 25-11-2005

I From Sequence Semantics to Reference Resolution, Workshop in honour of the work of Kees Vermeulen, UiL-OTS, Utrecht, 08-12-2004.

P On the semantics of lower and upper bounds, Sinn Und Bedeutung IX, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, 02-11-04.

P On Dependency and Quantification in Dynamic Semantics, Workshop on Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics, Kanazawa, Japan, 31-05-2004. I Quantifier Focus and Referent Accessibility, Faculty of Psychology, Glasgow University, Glasgow, Schot- land, 05-03-2004.

I Models for plural pronominal anaphora, Leiden/Utrecht Semantics Happenings, ULCL, Leiden, 16-12- 2003.

I Dependent Pronouns and Dynamic Distributive Quantification, Dip Colloquium, 06-06-03, Departments of Philosophy and Arts, Universiteit van Amsterdam.

I An incremental dynamic semantics for quantification and dependent plural pronouns, Semantics Colloquium, general lecture, 15-04-03, Department of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen.

P Distributivity and dependencies in discourse, presented during the Journe ´ es Scientifiques Semantique et Modelisation, 20-03-03, CNRS, Paris.

- (a bit of) Quantifier Dynamics, 2nd SIN Dag, 07-11-02, Nijmegen.

P Context, Collectivity and Emptiness, Seventh Symposium of Logic and Language, 27-08-02, Pecs, Hungary.

P Quantification and Reference in incremental processing, (Preferably) Non-lexical Semantics, 14-06-02, Paris

I A resolution logic for plural pronouns, Dip colloquium, 07-09-01, Amsterdam

P Complement set reference and interpretation,Workshop on Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics, 20-08-01, Helsinki.

P A plural resolution logic, Student Session of the European Summerschool in Logic, Language and Information, 13-08-01, Helsinki.

Complement set reference and interpretation, SIN-Dag, 14-06-01, Leiden

I Complement set reference, Dip colloquium, 04-05-01, Amsterdam

P Complement anaphora and context, International Workshop on Reference and Coherence in Discourse, 12-01-01, Utrecht.

P DPL with control elements, Twelfth Amsterdam Colloquium. 20-12-99, UvA, Amsterdam.

P DPL with control elements, Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands. 10-12-99, Utrecht.