dr. F. (Floris) Roelofsen

  • Faculty of Science
  • Visiting address
    Science Park 107
    Science Park 105  Amsterdam
    Room number: F1.08
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94242
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
  • F.Roelofsen@uva.nl
    T: 0205258251


  • Farkas, D. F., & Roelofsen, F. (2017). Division of labor in the interpretation of declaratives and interrogatives. Journal of Semantics, 34(2), 237-289. DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffw012 [details]
  • Ciardelli, I., Roelofsen, F., & Theiler, N. (2017). Composing alternatives. Linguistics and Philosophy, 40(1), 1-36. DOI: 10.1007/s10988-016-9195-2 [details] [PDF]


  • Theiler, N., Roelofsen, F., & Aloni, M. D. (2016). Truthful resolutions: A new perspective on false-answer sensitivity. In Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT). (Vol. 26, pp. 122) [details]


  • Ciardelli, I. A., & Roelofsen, F. (2015). Inquisitive dynamic epistemic logic. Synthese, 192(6), 1643-1687. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-014-0404-7 [details]
  • Ciardelli, I., & Roelofsen, F. (2015). Alternatives in Montague grammar. In E. Csipak, & H. Zeijlstra (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19 (pp. 161-178). Göttingen: Georg-August-University. [details] [PDF]
  • Ciardelli, I., Groenendijk, J., & Roelofsen, F. (2015). On the semantics and logic of declaratives and interrogatives. Synthese, 192(6), 1689-1728. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-013-0352-7 [details]
  • Roelofsen, F., & Farkas, D. F. (2015). Polarity particle responses as a window onto the interpretation of questions and assertions. Language, 91(2), 359-414. DOI: 10.1353/lan.2015.0017 [details] [PDF]
  • Hamami, Y., & Roelofsen, F. (2015). Logics of questions. Synthese, 192(6), 1581-1584. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0736-y [details]


  • Aloni, M., & Roelofsen, F. (2014). Indefinites in comparatives. Natural Language Semantics, 22(2), 145-167. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-013-9103-z [details]
  • Ciardelli, I. A., Groenendijk, J. A. G., & Roelofsen, F. (2014). Information, issues, and attention. In D. Gutzmann, J. Köpping, & C. Meier (Eds.), Approaches to meaning: composition, values, and interpretation. (Current Research in the Semantics Pragmatics-Interface). Leiden: Brill. [details]
  • Brasoveanu, A., De Clercq, K., Farkas, D., & Roelofsen, F. (2014). Question tags and sentential negativity. Lingua, 145, 173-193. DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2014.03.008 [details]
  • Cross, C., & Roelofsen, F. (2014). Questions. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014(fall). [details]


  • Ciardelli, I. A., Groenendijk, J. A. G., & Roelofsen, F. (2013). Inquisitive semantics: a new notion of meaning. Language and Linguistics Compass, 7(9), 459-476. DOI: 10.1111/lnc3.12037 [details]
  • Ciardelli, I. A., Groenendijk, J. A. G., & Roelofsen, F. (2013). Towards a logic of information exchange: an inquisitive witness semantics. In G. Bezhanishvili, S. Lobner, V. Marra, & F. Richter (Eds.), Language, Logic and Computation: Revised selected papers from the Ninth International Tbilisi Symposium. (pp. 51-72). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [details]
  • Roelofsen, F. (2013). Algebraic foundations for the semantic treatment of inquisitive content. Synthese, 190(Supplement 1), 79-102. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-013-0282-4 [details] [PDF]
  • Roelofsen, F., Venhuizen, N. J., & Weidman Sassoon, G. (2013). Positive and negative polar questions in discourse. In E. Chemla, V. Homer, & G. Winterstein (Eds.), Sinn und Bedeutung 17. (pp. 455-472) [details]
  • Brasoveanu, A., Farkas, D. F., & Roelofsen, F. (2013). N-words and sentential negation: evidence from polarity particles and VP-ellipsis. Semantics and Pragmatics, 6(7), 1-33. DOI: 10.3765/sp.6.7 [details]
  • Pruitt, K., & Roelofsen, F. (2013). The interpretation of prosody in disjunctive questions. Linguistic Inquiry, 44(4), 632-650. DOI: 10.1162/ling_a_00141 [details]


  • Brasoveanu, A., Farkas, D. F., & Roelofsen, F. (2012). Polarity particles and the anatomy of n-words. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 99-113. [details]


  • Aloni, M. D., & Roelofsen, F. (2011). Indefinites in Comparatives. Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory, 21, 19-38. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v21i0.2602 [details]
  • Aloni, M. D., & Roelofsen, F. (2011). Interpreting concealed questions. Linguistics and Philosophy, 34(5), 443-478. DOI: 10.1007/s10988-011-9102-9 [details]
  • Ciardelli, I. A., & Roelofsen, F. (2011). Inquisitive logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 40(1), 55-94. DOI: 10.1007/s10992-010-9142-6 [details]
  • Roelofsen, F. (2011). Algebraic foundations for inquisitive semantics. In H. van Ditmarsch, J. Lang, & J. Shier (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction. (pp. 233-243). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [details]
  • Roelofsen, F. (2011). Free variable economy. Linguistic Inquiry, 42(4), 682-697. DOI: 10.1162/LING_a_00066 [details]


  • Groenendijk, J., & Roelofsen, F. (2010). Compliance. In A. Lecomte, & S. Tronçon (Eds.), Ludics, Dialogue and Interaction: PRELUDE Project - 2006-2009 : revised selected papers. (pp. 161-173). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Vol. 6505). Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-19211-1_10 [details]
  • Roelofsen, F. (2010). Condition B effects in two simple steps. Natural Language Semantics, 18(2), 115-140. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-009-9049-3 [details]
  • Roelofsen, F., & van Gool, S. (2010). Disjunctive questions, intonation, and highlighting. In M. Aloni, H. Bastiaanse, T. de Jager, & K. Schulz (Eds.), Logic, Language and Meaning: 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 16-18, 2009 : revised selected papers (pp. 384-394). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6042), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14287-1_39 [details] [PDF]


  • Ciardelli, I. A., Cornelisse, I., Groenendijk, J., & Roelofsen, F. (2009). Computing compliance. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5834, 55-65. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04893-7_5 [details] [PDF]
  • Ciardelli, I. A., & Roelofsen, F. (2009). Generalized inquisitive logic: Completeness via intuitionistic Kripke models. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge: California, July 06-08, 2009 (pp. 71-80). New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/1562814.1562827 [details] [PDF]
  • Ciardelli, I. A., Groenendijk, J., & Roelofsen, F. (2009). Attention! 'Might' in inquisitive semantics. Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory, 19, 91-108. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v19i0.2520 [details]
  • Groenendijk, J., & Roelofsen, F. (2009). Inquisitive semantics and pragmatics. In J. M. Larrazabal, & L. Zubeldia (Eds.), Meaning, content and argument: Proceedings of the ILCLI International Workshop on Semantics, Pragmatics and Rhetoric (SPR-09) (pp. 41-72). San Sebastián: Universidad del País Vasco, Servicio Editorial. [details]
  • Roelofsen, F. (2009). Free variable economy. SinSpeC Working Papers of the SFB 732, 05, 415-424. [details]



  • Sandberg, J. A. C., Belleman, R. G., Bredeweg, B., Visser, A., Endriss, U., Roelofsen, F., ... et al. (2016). Eindrapport VC3BI commissie. UvA, FNWI. [details] [PDF]

Keynote / invited lecture

  • Ciardelli, I.A. (speaker), Coppock, E.E. (speaker) & Roelofsen, Floris (speaker) (5-9-2016): Implicatures of modified numerals: quality or quantity?, Sinn und Bedeutung, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Roelofsen, Floris (speaker) & Uegaki, Wataru (speaker) (4-9-2016): The ignorance implication of inquisitive predicates, Sinn und Bedeutung, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Roelofsen, Floris (speaker) (8-6-2016): Highlighting in discourse and grammar, University of Utrecht, Utrecht.
  • Roelofsen, Floris (speaker) (21-6-2016): Highlighting in discourse and grammar, University of Göttingen.
  • Roelofsen, Floris (speaker) (16-12-2016): Information, issues, and live possibilities: might in conflicts, free choice, and questions, Situations, Information, and Semantic Content, Munich, Germany.
  • Roelofsen, Floris (speaker) (20-1-2016): Highlighting in discourse and grammar, XPrag workshop on Questions, Answers, and Negation, Berlin, Germany.


  • Roelofsen, Floris (host) (1-9-2016 - 31-8-2017): Elizabeth Coppock (hosting an academic visitor).
  • Hengeveld, P.C. (host) & Roelofsen, Floris (host) (1-9-2016 - 17-1-2017): S. Iatridou (hosting an academic visitor).
  • Roelofsen, Floris (visiting researcher) & Ciardelli, I.A. (visiting researcher) (17-5-2016 - 25-5-2016): New York University (visiting an external academic institution).


  • Westera, M. (2017). Exhaustivity and intonation: a unified theory [details] [PDF]


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