I am interested in the logic of ordinary language. Logicians study concepts such as truth, consequence, proof, computation and information with the help of formal languages, but it has increasingly become clear that many insights thus obtained also apply to ordinary spoken and written languages. My particular interest is in the question how linguistic expressions manage to carry meaning.
I am in the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (or ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam, where I lead an NWO-funded project with the title A Sentence Uttered Makes a World Appear---Natural Language Interpretation as Abductive Model Generation. I am also an editor-in-chief of the Journal of Philosophical Logic.
mailing address: Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94242, NL 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
visiting address: Building F, room F2.41, Science Park 107, 1098 XG Amsterdam
web: https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/r.a.muskens/ , http://freevariable.nl