Maria Aloni - Biography#

Maria Aloni is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and at Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. From 2015 - 2020 she has been the programme director of the MSc Logic at ILLC (one of the best, if not the best MSc programme in logic in the world) and since 2019 she is Chair of the Logic and Language group at the Department of Philosophy of the UvA. MA obtained her PhD in 2001 with a thesis which won the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize awarded by the European Association for Logic, Language and Information for the best dissertation in the area of Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science. In 2003 - 2007 and 2007 - 2012 she was the PI of two Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Projects (VENI and VIDI) funded by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Her primary research interests lie in the areas of formal semantics and pragmatics, philosophical logic and philosophy of language. She is the author of several articles on quantification, identity, reference, anaphora, indefinites, disjunction, modality, questions, imperatives, conversational implicatures, and more. She is associate editor of the Journal of Semantics, since 2009; and member of the editorial board of Semantics and Pragmatics, since 2007. She has also been the main organiser of the Amsterdam Colloquium (in 2009, 2011, 2013), and edited (with Paul Dekker) the Cambridge Handbook of Formal Semantics, which appeared in 2016.

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