Conference: Amsterdam Colloquium 2019

The Amsterdam Colloquia aim to bring together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages.

The 2019 edition will be held at the University of Amsterdam on 18–20 December, 2019 (location: Amsterdam Science Park).

In addition to the general programme, the 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops: one on Semantic Universals and one on Super Linguistics. The Colloquium will also include a poster session, and host one evening lecture jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.

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Invited Speakers

Regular Programme

  • Kathryn Davidson (Harvard)
  • Lucas Champollion (NYU)
  • Imogen Dickie (St Andrews)
  • Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern)

Workshop on Semantic Universals

  • Terry Regier (Berkeley)
  • Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan)

Workshop on Super Linguistics

  • Cornelia Ebert (Berlin)
  • Gabe Greenberg (UCLA)

E.W. Beth Lecture

  • Ian Rumfitt (Oxford)

Important dates

Submission deadline: September 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2019
Deadline for proceeding papers: December 1, 2019
Conference: December 18–20, 2019



The submission of abstracts are handled via EasyChair. A link will be provided closer to the submission date.

Submission guidelines and instructions

The rules for submissions are the same for the regular programme and the workshops. Authors can submit an anonymous abstract of at most two pages (excluding references), with 1 inch margins and 11pt font.

When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to state whether you are submitting to the general programme, the workshop on semantic universals or the workshop on super linguistics. You will also be asked to provide a short summary of at most 200 words. Note that the field for entering this summary is labeled “abstract” in EasyChair; this is not to be confused with the full two-page abstract, which needs to be provided separately as a PDF. The 200 word summary should clearly indicate subject matter and conclusions (it need not be included in the full two-page abstract).

Submitting the same abstract for more than one category (general programme, workshop on semantic universals, workshop on super linguistics) is not allowed. The organizers reserve the right to re-allocate accepted abstracts to a different category. Authors can submit at most one abstract as a single author, and at most two abstracts in total.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 1, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 20. Authors of accepted abstracts will either be invited to give a talk or to present a poster at the conference. Full papers (10 pages) to be included in the proceedings, are due on 1 December. The proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium will be downloadable from the Amsterdam Colloquium website during the conference.