Profile

Rick Nouwen is "universitair hoofddocent" (associate professor) at the department of Languages, Literature and Communication. He is also the managing editor of the OUP Journal of Semantics.

Rick's research concerns (formal) semantics and pragmatics, especially where these disciplines meet philosophy of language and/or cognitive psychology. 

See his personal web page for up to date information: http://ricknouwen.org/

Involved in the following study programme(s)
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Key publications

Dotlacil, Jakub & Nouwen, R.W.F. (01.01.2016). The comparative and degree pluralities. Natural Language Semantics, 24 (1), (pp. 45–78) (34 p.).

Nouwen, R.W.F. & Chernilovskaya, A. (2015). Two types of exclamatives. Linguistic Variation Yearbook, 15 (2), (pp. 201-224).

Nouwen, R.W.F. (2011). Degree modifiers and monotonicity. In P. Egré & N. Klinedinst (Eds.), Vagueness and Language Use Palgrave McMillan.

Nouwen, R.W.F. (2010). Two kinds of modified numerals. Semantics and Pragmatics, 3 (3), (pp. 1-41) (41 p.).

Nouwen, R.W.F. (2008). Upper-bounded no more: the exhaustive interpretation of non-strict comparison. Natural Language Semantics, 16 (4), (pp. 271-295) (25 p.).

Nouwen, R.W.F. (2007). On dependent pronouns and dynamic semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 36 (2), (pp. 123-154) (32 p.).

Geurts, B & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2007). At least et al.: the semantics of scalar modifiers. Language, 83 (3), (pp. 533-559) (27 p.).

Nouwen, R.W.F. (2007). On Appositives and Dynamic Binding. Research on Language and Computation, 5 (1), (pp. 87-102) (16 p.).

Nouwen, R.W.F. (2003). Complement Anaphora and Interpretation. Journal of Semantics, 20 (1), (pp. 73-113) (41 p.).

All publications
  2017 - Articles
Nouwen, R.W.F. (20.12.2017). The scope of nominals in comparatives. Semantics and Pragmatics, 10 (16).
  2017 - Editorial activity
Nouwen, R.W.F. (01.01.2017 01.12.2017) Peer reviewer Journal of Semantics (Journal) Editor in Chief
  2017 - Invited talk
Nouwen, R.W.F. (10.11.2017) Invited speaker PALLMYR London (10.11.2017 - 12.11.2017) UKDistribution over disjunction and free choice
  2016 - Book parts / chapters
Nouwen, R.W.F. (01.07.2016). Plurality. In M Aloni (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Semantics Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2016 - Articles
Dotlacil, Jakub & Nouwen, R.W.F. (01.01.2016). The comparative and degree pluralities. Natural Language Semantics, 24 (1), (pp. 45–78) (34 p.).
  2016 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Alexandropoulou, S., Dotlacil, J. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (01.10.2016). <i>At least </i>ignorance inferences come at a processing cost: Support from eye movements. In Mary Moroney, Carol-Rose Little, Jacob Collard & Dan Burgdorf (Eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26
McNabb, Y., Alexandropoulou, S., Blok, D., Bimpikou, S. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2016). The likelihood of upper-bound construals among numeral modifiers. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20 (18 p.).
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2015). Modified numerals: the epistemic effect. In L Alonso-Ovalle & P Menendez-Benito (Eds.), Epistemic Indefinites - Exploring Modality Beyond the Verbal Domain (pp. 244-266). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2015 - Articles
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2015). Presuppositions of superlatives with neg-raisers. Snippets, 30 (2), (pp. 7-8) (2 p.).
Nouwen, R.W.F. & Chernilovskaya, A. (2015). Two types of exclamatives. Linguistic Variation Yearbook, 15 (2), (pp. 201-224).
  2015 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
McNabb, Y., Alexandropoulou, S., Nouwen, R.W.F. & Dotlacil, J. (2015). Pragmatic inferences with numeral modifiers: Novel experimental data. In S. D'Antonio, M. Moroney & C.R. Little (Eds.), Proceedings of 25th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference (pp. 533-549) (17 p.).
Blok, D., Alexandropoulou, S., McNabb, Y., Bimpikou, S. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2015). The extent of upper-bound construals among different modified numerals. MXPRAG
  2015 - Paper
McNabb, Y., Alexandropoulou, S., Nouwen, R.W.F., Bimpikou, S. & Blok, D. (2015). The degree of upper bound in modified numerals.
  2014 - Book parts / chapters
Nouwen, Rick (2014). A note on the projection of appositives. In Eric McCready, Katsuhiko Yabushita & Kei Yoshimoto (Eds.), Formal approaches to semantics and pragmatics: Japanese and beyond (pp. 205-222). Springer.
  2014 - Invited talk
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Invited speaker Universitat Stuttgart How pervasive is multidimensional content?
Nouwen, R.W.F. (21.10.2014) Invited speaker University of London Modified Numerals
Nouwen, R.W.F. (28.06.2014) Invited speaker Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 7 Berlin (25.06.2014 - 28.06.2014) On the blooming descriptive content of some expressives
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Invited speaker University of Tubingen The comparative and degree pluralities
Nouwen, R.W.F. (22.10.2014) Invited speaker University College London The comparative and degree pluralities
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Invited speaker Ecole Normale Superieure The comparative as a relation between degree pluralities
  2013 - Articles
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2013). Best nogal aardige middenmoters: de semantiek van graadadverbia van het midden-bereik. Nederlandse taalkunde, 18 (2), (pp. 204-214) (11 p.).
  2013 - Conference
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Organiser 5th Experimental Pragmatics conference (XPRAG) Utrecht (05.01.2013)
  2013 - Membership of committee
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Member Academic Medical Center (External organisation) Programme Committee Amsterdam Colloquium 2013<br/><br/>External member of three-headed PC for the biennial Amsterdam Colloquium at UvA
  2012 - Book editorship
Aguilar Guevara, A., Chernilovskaya, A. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2012). Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
  2012 - Editorial activity
Nouwen, R.W.F. (01.01.2012 01.12.2012) Editorial board member Semantics and Pragmatics (Journal)
  2012 - Invited talk
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Invited speaker Sinn und Bedeutung 17 (Paris) (08.01.2012) Free choice with bounds
Nouwen, R.W.F. (09.02.2012) Invited speaker Goethe University Frankfurt Modified numerals, scales and implicatures
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Invited speaker Much to do about much Konstanz (12.10.2012 - 13.10.2012) What's the worst that can happen
  2011 - Book editorship
Nouwen, R.W.F. & Elenbaas, M. (2011). Linguistics in the Netherlands 2011. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Nouwen, R.W.F., van Rooij, R., Sauerland, U. & Schmitz, H.C. (2011). Vagueness and Communication. Heidelberg: Springer.
  2011 - Book parts / chapters
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2011). Degree modifiers and monotonicity. In P. Egré & N. Klinedinst (Eds.), Vagueness and Language Use Palgrave McMillan.
Nouwen, R.W.F., van Rooij, R., Sauerland, U. & Schmitz, H.C. (2011). Introduction. In R.W.F. Nouwen, R. van Rooij, U. Sauerland & H.C. Schmitz (Eds.), Vagueness and Communication Springer.
  2011 - Articles
Kamoen, N., Holleman, B.C., Nouwen, R.W.F., Sanders, T.J.M. & van den Bergh, H.H. (2011). Absolutely relative or relatively absolute? The linguistic behavior of gradable adjectives and degree modifiers. Journal of Pragmatics, 43 (15), (pp. 3639-3892) (254 p.).
  2011 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Chernilovskaya, A. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (19.12.2011). On wh-exclamatives and noteworthiness. In M Aloni, V Kimmelman, F Roelofsen, G Sassoon, K Schulz & M Westera (Eds.), Logic, Language, and Meaning: 18th Amsterdam Colloquium Revised Selected Papers (pp. 271-280) (10 p.). Springer, 18th Amsterdam Colloquium.
  2010 - Books
van Kampen, N.J. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2010). Linguistics in the Netherlands 2010. (140 p.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  2010 - Book parts / chapters
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2010). What's in a quantifier?. In M Everaert, T Lentz, H de Mulder, O Nilsen & A Zondervan (Eds.), The Linguistic Enterprise (pp. 235-256) (22 p.). Benjamins.
  2010 - Articles
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2010). Two kinds of modified numerals. Semantics and Pragmatics, 3 (3), (pp. 1-41) (41 p.).
  2010 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2010). Two puzzles of requirement. In M Aloni, H Bastiaanse, T de Jager & K Schulz (Eds.), Logic, Language and Meaning: 17th Amsterdam Colloquium Springer, Amsterdam Colloquium.
  2010 - Paper
Nouwen, R.W.F. (08.04.2010). A quantificational characterisation of the locative/directional distinction in space and time.
  2010 - Membership of committee
Nouwen, R.W.F. () Member Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap (AVT) (External organisation) Chair of AvT<br/><br/>Acted as chair person of AvT
  2009 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2009). Two kinds of modified numerals. In T. Solstad & A. Riester (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2009). Two puzzles of requirements. In M. Aloni & K. Schulz (Eds.), Pre-proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2009
  2008 - Books
Asbury, A.R., Dotlacil, J., Gehrke, B. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2008). Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  2008 - Articles
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2008). Upper-bounded no more: the exhaustive interpretation of non-strict comparison. Natural Language Semantics, 16 (4), (pp. 271-295) (25 p.).
  2008 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2008). Directional numeral quantifiers: the case of up to. In T. Friedman & S. Ito (Eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory XVIII Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.
  2007 - Articles
Geurts, B & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2007). At least et al.: the semantics of scalar modifiers. Language, 83 (3), (pp. 533-559) (27 p.).
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2007). On Appositives and Dynamic Binding. Research on Language and Computation, 5 (1), (pp. 87-102) (16 p.).
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2007). On dependent pronouns and dynamic semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 36 (2), (pp. 123-154) (32 p.).
  2006 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2006). Remarks on the polar orientation of 'almost'. In J. van de Weijer & B. Los (Eds.), Linguistics in The Netherlands (pp. 162-173) (12 p.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  2005 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2005). Monotone Amazement. In P. Dekker & M. Franke (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifteenth Amsterdam Colloquium (pp. 167-172) (6 p.). Amsterdam: ILLC.
  2005 - Book reviews
Nouwen, R.W.F. (12.05.2005). Review: Pragmatics/Psycholing: Noveck & Sperber (2004). Linguist List, 16.1518. Electronisch tijdschrift.
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2005). Review: Semantics/Pragmatics: Bultinck (2005). Linguist List, 16.3586.
  2004 - Reports
Everaert, M.B.H., Dimitriadis, A. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2004). Final report Language Typology Resources Centre HPRI-CT-2001-40028. Utrecht: Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap.
Everaert, M.B.H., Dimitriadis, A. & Nouwen, R.W.F. (2004). Third Annual Report Language Typology Resiurces Centre HPRI-CT-2001-40028. (41 p.). Utrecht: Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap.
  2003 - Articles
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2003). Complement Anaphora and Interpretation. Journal of Semantics, 20 (1), (pp. 73-113) (41 p.).
  2003 - Doctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)
Nouwen, R.W.F. (21.11.2003). Plural pronominal anaphora in context: dynamic aspects of quantification. (203 p.). LOT ; 84.
  2001 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2001). A plural resolution logic. In K. Striegnitz (Eds.), Proceedings of the sixth ESSLLI student session (pp. 227-238) (12 p.). Helsinki: ESSLLI 13.
Nouwen, R.W.F. (2001). Complement set reference. In M. Steedman & I. Kruijff-Korbayova (Eds.), Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics, Workshop Proceedings (pp. 115-127) (13 p.). Helsinki: ESSLI 13.
  1999 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Nouwen, R.W.F. (1999). DPL with control elements. In P. Dekker (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth Amsterdam Colloqium (pp. 193-198) (6 p.). Amsterdam: Institute for Logic Language and Computation, UvA.
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Completed projects

Project:
Restriction and Obviation in Scalar Expressions 01.05.2013 to 01.05.2018
General project description

ERC-StG consolidator project on phenomena that straddle the semantic and pragmatic divide

 
Role Project Leader & Researcher & Contact Funding
EU grant: European Research Council
Project members UU
Project:
Degrees under Discussion 15.11.2008 to 14.11.2013
General project description
 
Role Project Leader & Researcher & Contact Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
Project:
Van Gogh 26.02.2007 to 31.12.2008
General project description
 
Role Project Leader Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
Project:
Particular Quantifiers 01.10.2005 to 01.10.2008
General project description
 
Role Project Leader Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
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Currently dr. Rick Nouwen teaches the following course(s):
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Additional functions and activities

Opleidingscommissie Bsc Kunstmatige Intelligentie (chair)

Programmaraadslid Msc Artificial Intelligence 

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