Jeroen Groenendijk


Jeroen Antonius Gerardus Groenendijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣrunə(n)dɛik]; born 20 July 1949, Amsterdam),[1] is a Dutch logician, linguist and philosopher, working on philosophy of language, formal semantics, pragmatics.

Jeroen Groenendijk
Born (1949-07-20) 20 July 1949 (age 72)
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Amsterdam
Doctoral advisorRenate Bartsch, Johan van Benthem
4th Director of the ILLC, Amsterdam
In office
Preceded byFrank Veltman
Succeeded byLeen Torenvliet

Groenendijk wrote a joint Ph.D. dissertation with Martin Stokhof on the formal semantics of questions, under the supervision of Renate Bartsch and Johan van Benthem. He was also an important figure in the development of dynamic semantics (together with Stokhof, Veltman and others, following earlier work by Irene Heim and Hans Kamp). His current work is mainly focused on studying and developing the recently founded framework of inquisitive semantics.

He is a former director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the group collectively publishing under the pseudonym L. T. F. Gamut.[2]


  1. ^ Prof. dr. J.A.G. Groenendijk, 1949– at the University of Amsterdam Album Academicum website
  2. ^ Preface to Logic, Language and Meaning, by L. T. F. Gamut, University of Chicago Press, 1991.

External linksEdit

  • Groenendijk's university homepage
  • Inquisitive Semantics project homepage