I am interested in the logic of ordinary language. Logicians study concepts such as truth, consequence, proof, computation and information with the help of formal languages, but it has increasingly become clear that many insights thus obtained also apply to ordinary spoken and written languages. My particular interest is in the question how linguistic expressions manage to carry meaning.
The main purpose of this site is to give you easy access to my publications, inasfar as I can make them available. Most of them can also be found on google scholar and on my PhilPeople site.
I am in the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (or ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam, where I lead an NWO-funded project with the title A Sentence Uttered Makes a World Appear---Natural Language Interpretation as Abductive Model Generation.
web: https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/r.a.muskens and http://freevariable.nl