Latest update: March 25, 2014

Interests

I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation in Amsterdam. My main areas of interest are formal semantics and pragmatics, philosophical logic, the syntax-semantics interface, and intonational meaning.

Most of my current research focuses on inquisitive semantics.

For a quick impression, see this video or listen to this interview.

Work in progress

Suppositional inquisitive semantics.
Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen

Information and attention.
Floris Roelofsen

Syntax and semantics of disjunctive questions.
Kathryn Pruitt and Floris Roelofsen

Polarity particles.
Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen

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Journal articles

Published / in press

[14] Adrian Brasoveanu, Karen de Clercq, Donka Farkas, and Floris Roelofsen, Tag-questions and sentential negativity. Forthcoming in Lingua, final version accepted March 2014.

[13] Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen, Inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic. Synthese, published online first March 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-014-0404-7.

[12] Maria Aloni and Floris Roelofsen, Indefinites in comparatives. Natural Language Semantics, published online first February 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-013-9103-z.

[11] Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen, On the semantics and logic of declaratives and interrogatives. Synthese, published online first November 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-013-0352-7.

[10] Charles Cross and Floris Roelofsen, Questions. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014.

[9] Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen, Inquisitive semantics: a new notion of meaning. Language and Linguistics Compass 7(9), 459-476, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/lnc3.12037.

[8] Floris Roelofsen, Algebraic foundations for the semantic treatment of inquisitive content. Synthese 190(1), 79-102, 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-013-0282-4.

[7] Adrian Brasoveanu, Donka Farkas, and Floris Roelofsen, N-words and sentential negation. Semantics and Pragmatics 6(7), 1-33, 2013, DOI: 10.3765/sp.6.7.

[6] Kathryn Pruitt and Floris Roelofsen, The interpretation of prosody in disjunctive questions. Linguistic Inquiry, 44(4), 632 - 650, 2013, DOI: 10.1162/LING_a_00141.

[5] Maria Aloni and Floris Roelofsen, Interpreting concealed questions. Linguistics and Philosophy 34(5), 443-478, 2011.

[4] Floris Roelofsen, Free variable economy. Linguistic Inquiry 42(4), 682-697, 2011.

[3] Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen, Inquisitive logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 40(1), 55-94, 2011.

[2] Floris Roelofsen, Condition B effects in two simple steps. Natural Language Semantics 18(2), 115-140, 2009.

[1] Floris Roelofsen, Distributed Knowledge. Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logic 17(2), 255-273, 2007.

Submitted

Donka Farkas and Floris Roelofsen, Polar initiatives and polarity particle responses in an inquisitive discourse model.

Book chapters and conference proceedings

[18] Floris Roelofsen, A bare bone attentive semantics for might. In M. Aloni, M. Franke, and F. Roelofsen, editors, The dynamic, inquisitive, and visionary life of φ, ?φ, and ◊φ: a festschrift for Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof, and Frank Veltman,, pages 190-215, 2013.

[17] Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen, Towards a logic of information exchange: an inquisitive witness semantics. In G. Bezhanishvili, S. Löbner, V. Marra, and F. Richter, editors, Logic, Language, and Computation: revised selected papers from the 9th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic, and Computation, pages 51-72, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg 2013.

[16] Floris Roelofsen, Noortje Venhuizen, and Galit Weidman Sassoon, Positive and negative polar questions in discourse. In E. Chemla, V. Homer, and G. Winterstein, editors, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, pages 455-472, 2013.

[15] Adrian Brasoveanu, Donka Farkas, and Floris Roelofsen, Polarity particles and the anatomy of n-words. In A. Aguilar, A. Chernilovskaya, and R. Nouwen, editors, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16, pages 99-113, MITWPL, 2012.

[14] Floris Roelofsen. Algebraic foundations for inquisitive semantics. In H. van Ditmarsch, J. Lang, and J. Shier, editors, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction, LORI 2011, pages 233-243, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.

[13] Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen. Compliance. In A. Lecomte and S. Troncon, editors, Ludics, Dialogue, and Interaction, pages 161--173, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.

[12] Floris Roelofsen and Sam van Gool. Disjunctive questions, intonation and highlighting. In M. Aloni, H. Bastiaanse, T. de Jager, and K. Schulz, editors, Logic, Language, and Meaning: Selected Papers from the 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, pages 384-394, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.

[11] Jeroen Groenendijk and Floris Roelofsen, Inquisitive Semantics and Pragmatics. Language, Communication and Rational Agency [LCRA-09], Stanford, USA, May 30-31, 2009. An earlier version appeared in J.M. Larrazabal and L. Zubeldia, editors, Meaning, Content and Argument, Proceedings of the ILCLI International Workshop on Semantics, Pragmatics and Rhetoric, pages 41-72, University of the Basque Country Publication Service, 2009.

[10] Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen. Attention! Might in Inquisitive Semantics. In E. Cormany, S. Ito, and D. Lutz, editors, Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory [SALT-09], pages 91-108, published by eLanguage in 2011.

[9] Ivano Ciardelli, Irma Cornelisse, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen. Computing Compliance. In X. He, J. Horty, and E. Pacuit, editors, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction, LORI-09, pages 55-65, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.

[8] Ivano Ciardelli and Floris Roelofsen, Generalized inquisitive logic: completeness via intuitionistic Kripke models. Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Theoretical Aspacts of Rationality and Knowledge [TARK-09], pages 71-80, published by ACM, New York, 2009.

[7] Floris Roelofsen, Free Variable Economy. Sinn und Bedeutung [SuB-13], Stuttgart, Germany, October 2008.

[6] Floris Roelofsen and Maria Aloni, Perspectives on Concealed Questions. Semantics and Linguistic Theory [SALT-08], Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, March 2008.

[5] Gerhard Brewka, Floris Roelofsen and Luciano Serafini, Contextual Default Reasoning. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence [IJCAI-07], Hyderabad, India, January 2007.

[4] Floris Roelofsen and Luciano Serafini, Minimal and Absent Information in Contexts. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence [IJCAI-05], Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2005.

[3] Floris Roelofsen and Luciano Serafini, Minimality and Non-Determinism in Multi-Context Systems. International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context [CONTEXT-05], Paris, France, July 2005.

[2] Floris Roelofsen, Luciano Serafini, and Alessandro Cimatti, Many Hands Make Light Work: Localized Satisfiability for Multi-Context Systems. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence [ECAI-04], Valencia, Spain, August 2004.

[1] Floris Roelofsen and Luciano Serafini, Complexity of Contextual Reasoning. National Conference on Artificial Intelligence [AAAI-04], San Jose, California, USA, July 2004.

Edited books and journal issues

Yacin Hamami and Floris Roelofsen, editors, Special issue of Synthese on Logics of Questions, forthcoming.

Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, and Floris Roelofsen, editors, The dynamic, inquisitive, and visionary life of φ, ?φ, and ◊φ: a festschrift for Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof, and Frank Veltman,, ILLC publications, 2013.

Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, and Floris Roelofsen, editors, Proceedings of the Nineteenth Amsterdam Colloquium, ILLC publications, 2013.

Aloni, Kimmelman, Roelofsen, Sassoon, Schulz, and Westera, editors, Logic, Language and Meaning: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Amsterdam Colloquium, Springer, 2012.

Maria Aloni, Paul Dekker, and Floris Roelofsen, editors, Proceedings of the Sixteenth Amsterdam Colloquium, ILLC publications, 2007.

PhD/MSc theses

Master thesis 2004: Contextual Reasoning.
Master thesis 2005: Distributed Knowledge.
PhD dissertation 2008: Anaphora Resolved.

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Reports

Rebecca Nesson, Floris Roelofsen, and Barbara Grosz, Rational Coordinated Anaphora Theory. Technical report, Harvard University, 2007.

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Contact

My email address is name@domain where
name = floris.roelofsen and
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