History of Formal Semantics

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Sinn und Bedeutung and to celebrate that, we have four live interviews with prominent figures in the field (Hans Kamp, Barbara Partee, Martin Stokhof, Angelika Kratzer) about their perspectives on its history. There will be a 15 min Q&A session at the end of each interview during which members of the audience will be able to ask questions to our guests.

  • Thu 3 Sept at 15:00-16:15: Hans Kamp (interviewer: Thomas Ede Zimmermann) [ recording ] [ audio only ]

  • Sat 5 Sept at 15:00-16:15: Barbara Partee (interviewer: Jeff Pelletier) [ recording ] [ audio only ]

  • Mon 7 Sept at 15:00-16:15: Martin Stokhof (interviewer: Louise McNally) [ recording ] [ audio only ]

  • Wed 9 Sept at 15:00-16:15: Angelika Kratzer (interviewer: Daniel Rothschild) [ recording ] [ audio only ]

(The times are in the British Summer Time zone)

The interviews will be recorded (without Q&A) and the recordings will be made available here.

How to participate

In order to participate, please simply register (for free!) on the registration page. You will receive a Zoom link together with other relevant information.

Full schedule

Thu 3 Sept

  • 15:00-16:15, History of Formal Semantics: Hans Kamp & Ede Zimmermann

  • 16:30-17:30, hangout: Vera Hohaus + Jérémy Pasquereau; "fieldwork and formal semantics"

Friday 4 Sept

Saturday 5 Sept

  • 15:00-16:15, History of Formal Semantics: Barbara Partee & Jeff Pelletier

  • 16:30-17:30, hangout: Lisa Bylinina + Sam Alxatib

Sunday 6 Sept

Monday 7 Sept

  • 15:00-16:15, History of Formal Semantics: Martin Stokhof & Louise McNally

  • 16:30-17:30, hangout: Emmanuel Chemla + Wataru Uegaki; "Semantics, experiments, and interdisciplinarity"

Tuesday 8 Sept

Wednesday 9 Sept

  • 13:30-14:30: business meeting

  • 15:00-16:15, History of Formal Semantics: Angelika Kratzer & Daniel Rothschild

  • 16:30-17:30, hangout: Satoshi Tomioka + Luisa Martí; "Building bridges to society"