• Transparent Negation: Retroactive Specification and zilch. Presented in the semantics colloquium, University of Frankfurt. (slides)


  • How to trivialize uniqueness. Presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 24, University of Osnabrück. (slides)

  • A single definite article: How to trivialize the uniqueness condition. Presented in the linguistics' colloquium, University of Vienna.

  • Rückwärtsschauende Operatoren und kompositionelle Semantik. Presented in the Mittelbaukolloquium, department of philosophy, Georg-August-University Göttingen. (slides)

  • A novel account of Novelty (and a familiar account of Familiarity). Presented in the Linguistics colloquium of the english department, Georg-August-University Göttingen. (slides)

  • What it takes to be unique. Presented in the philosophical colloquium, Ruhr-University Bochum.


  • On Definite Descriptions. Presented in Dolf Rami’s Colloquium Philosophisches Denken, Georg-August-University Göttingen.

  • On individuating contexts. Presented at the workshop Reference determination: Literal and non-literal uses of referring expressions of the annual DGfS meeting in Stuttgart. (slides)


  • (Existential) Presuppositions of Quantifiers and (E-Type) Pronouns. Presented in the Linguistics colloquium of the english department, Georg-August-University Göttingen.

  • Varieties of dependencies. Presented in Katharina Hartmann’s Colloquium, University of Vienna.



  • Köpping, Jan and Zimmermann, Thomas Ede: "Variables vs. Parameters in the Interpretation of Natural Language", in: New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, ed. by Maki Sakamoto, Naoaki Okazaki, Koji Mineshima, and Ken Satoh, Springer, pp. 164-181. (

  • Köpping, Jan: "How to trivialze uniqueness", Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 24, Vol. 1, ed. by Michael Franke, Nikola Kompa, Mingya Liu, Jutta L. Mueller, and Juliane Schwab, Osnabrück/Berlin: Osnabrück University/Humboldt University Berlin, pp. 429-446. (



  • Gutzmann, Daniel; Köpping, Jan; and Meier, Cécile: "Composition, values, and interpretation: An introduction to elements of semantic theory". In: Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation, edited by Gutzmann, Daniel; Köpping, Jan; and Meier, Cécile, Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 1-21. (