Workshop on Indefinites in Discourse Structure RED 2014

We are pleased to announce the Workshop on „Indefnites in Discourse Structure“ (RED 2014), as the follow up of the Workshops "Reference and Discourse Structure" (Stutgart, 2010), "Indefinites and Beyond“ (Göttingen, 2011) and "Indefinites in Discourse“ (Cologne, 2013) to be held on 27-28 June, 2014 in Cologne.

Indefinites in Discourse Structure

June, 27-28, 2014, University of Cologne

The workshop invites contributions to different kinds of indefinites and their semantic and pragmatic effects on discourse structure. Abstracts are invited for 20 minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) on topics dealing with the semantics and pragmatics of indefinite NPs with respect to discourse structure, discourse development and context.

Invited Speakers:

  • Hans Kamp (Stuttgart / Austin)
  • Anastasia Giannakidou (Chicago)

Workshop format

On the first day will be a regular conference with talks, while the second day will have a different format. We plan to organise discussion groups around 2 or 3 dedicated topics identified on the first day.

Program committee

  • Peter Bosch
  • Cornelia Ebert
  • Henriette de Swart
  • Anastasia Giannakidou
  • Chiara Gianollo
  • Stefan Hinterwimmer
  • Hans Kamp


The workshop is organized by Klaus von Heusinger (Cologne) and Edgar Onea (Göttingen).