Workshop: Going Heim

Going Heim: Linguistic Meaning Between Structure and Use

Date: 02-May-2015 – 03-May-2015
Location: Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Contact: Magdalena Kaufmann
Workshop webpage:

The 2nd Annual UConn Logic Group Workshop (“Going Heim”) will honor Irene Heim and the lasting impact of her 1982 UMass dissertation, “The semantics of definite and indefinite noun phrases.” The event will take place May 2 & 3, 2015 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

The event is free and open to the public. However, anyone who plans to attend should register as soon as possible by sending an email to conference contact, Magdalena Kaufmann.

In your email please indicate:

– Days of attendance
– Interest in attending a conference party on Saturday night

The UConn Logic Group gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the departments of Linguistics and Philosophy, the UConn Humanities Institute and the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Barbara Partee (UMass)
Irene Heim in the History of Formal Semantics (Invited)

Lucas Champollion (NYU)
The weak/strong ambiguity in donkey sentences cannot be explained away.

Thomas Ede Zimmermann (Frankfurt)
Type-shifting and the proportion problem (Invited)

2:30 – 3:35
Paul Dekker (Amsterdam)
Indexical Inference

3:35 – 4:40
Matthew Mandelkern (MIT)
Taking things for granted (Graduate Student Prize)

4:55 – 6:25
Hans Kamp (Stuttgart/Texas)
Presuppositions after 1983 (Invited)
Sunday, May 3, 2015

9:00 – 10:30
David Beaver (Texas)
“The X” files (Invited)

10:30 – 12:00
Simon Charlow (Rutgers)
The scope of alternatives (Invited)

12:15 – 1:45
Irene Heim (MIT)