Fotograaf: Eduard Lampe

dhr. prof. dr. J.A.G. (Jeroen) Groenendijk

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Bezoekadres
    Science Park 105  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Science Park  105
    1098 XG  Amsterdam


I work within the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities. I teach within the School of Philosophy (Onderwijsinstituut Wijsbegeerte), and I do my Research within the Institute for Logic Language and Computation (ILLC).

Fields of interest

My major fields of interest are logic and philosophy of language, in particular formal semantics and pragmatics. My research topics are the semanticsand pragmatics of questions and answers, and dynamic semantics.

The Inquisitive Turn, A new perspective on Semantics, Logic and Pragmatics

The Inquisitive Turn is a research project funded by NWO (Free Competition Humanities). It will run from 2010-2013. Floris Roelofsen will work as a postdoc in the project, and we will attract two PhD students. Via the link below you can find more information on this project.

New but Old

Martin Stokhof and myself wrote our joined dissertation 'Studies on the Semantics of Questions and the Pragmatics of Answers' (1984) in the early eighties on an ordinary typewriter, which means that there was no electronic version available.But thanks to the University Library, since July 2006,a digital version has been realized, which unlike the paper version has search facilities. To facilitate downloading it is spread over two files:


  • I.A. Ciardelli, J.A.G. Groenendijk & F. Roelofsen (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.
  • I.A. Ciardelli, J.A.G. Groenendijk & F. Roelofsen (in press). On the semantics and logic of declaratives and interrogatives. Synthese. 10.1007/s11229-013-0352-7
  • I.A. Ciardelli, J.A.G. Groenendijk & F. Roelofsen (2013). Inquisitive semantics: a new notion of meaning. Language and Linguistics Compass, 7(9), 459-476. 10.1111/lnc3.12037


  • J.A.G. Groenendijk & F. Roelofsen (2010). Compliance. In A. Lecomte & S. Tronçon (Eds.), Ludics, Dialogue and Interaction. Springer lecture notes in computer science.


  • I. Ciardelli, I. Cornelisse, J. Groenendijk & F. Roelofsen (2009). Computing compliance. In X. He, J. Horty & E. Pacuit (Eds.), Logic, Rationality, and Interaction: Second International Workshop, LORI 2009, Chongqing, China, October 8-11, 2009: Proceedings Vol. 5834. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 55-65). Berlin: Springer.[go to publisher's site]
  • J. Groenendijk (2009). Inquisitive semantics: Two possibilities for disjunction. In P. Bosch, D. Gabelaia & J. Lang (Eds.), Logic, Language, and Computation: 7th International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation, TbiLLC 2007, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 1-5, 2007: Revised selected papers Vol. 5422. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 80-94). Berlin: Springer.
  • J. Groenendijk & F. Roelofsen (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.
  • I. Ciardelli, J. Groenendijk & F. Roelofsen (2009). Attention! Might in inquisitive semantics. In Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 19.


  • J.A.G. Groenendijk (2007). The Logic of Interrogation. In Maria Aloni, Alastair Butler & Paul Dekker (Eds.), Questions in Dynamic Semantics (pp. 43-62). Oxford: Elsevier.


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