Paul Dekker's Home

Welcome to the site of a philosopher of language, logic, and information.
After the completion of my PhD thesis "Transsentential Meditations" I have worked as a KNAW fellow on the project "Models of Information Exchange", I was joint leader of the "Logic in Communication" project with Yde Venema, and currently I am the principal investigator of the NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls project "Formal Language Games".
I am interested in formal and structural aspects of the interpretation of natural language and I am intrigued by the semantics / pragmatics interface.
Specific issues are reference, modality, quantification, information structure and strategic inquiry.

contact address

Paul Dekker -- ILLC / Department of Philosophy -- University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15 -- NL-1012 CP Amsterdam -- The Netherlands
tel: +31 20 5254541 -- fax: +31 20 5254503 -- email: