Short CV/Education and training


  • 1995
    Master Thesis (cum laude) in Philosophy of Language, University of Milan, Italy. Title of the thesis: Dynamic Semantics and Epistemic Modalities. Supervisors: Gennaro Chierchia and Andrea Bonomi.

  • 2001
    PhD in Philosophy of Language at the University of Amsterdam, NL. Supervisors: Jeroen Groenendijk and Paul Dekker.

Previous academic positions:

  • 1996 – 2000
    Research Assistant (fully funded graduate student position), ILLC, University of Amsterdam

  • 2001
    Lecturer in Philosophy of Language, University of Amsterdam

  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Fellow (0,8 fte), NWO project "Formal Language Game", ILLC, University of Amsterdam

  • 2004 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow (0,8 fte), Veni grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), ILLC-Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

  • 2006 – 2007
    Project Coordinator (0,2 fte), EU project "Language Technology for eLearning", UiL-OTS, Utrecht University

  • 2007 – 2012
    Postdoctoral Fellow (0,8 fte), Vidi grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), ILLC (Institute of Logic, Language and Computation), Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

Current position:

  • Since 2012
    Assistant Professor (1fte), Department of Philosophy, ILLC (Institute of Logic, Language and Computation), University of Amsterdam

Selected publications

  • M.D. Aloni & F. Roelofsen (2011). Interpreting concealed questions. Linguistics and Philosophy, 34(5), 443-478.

  • M. Aloni, P. Égré (2010). Alternative questions and knowledge attributions The Philosophical Quarterly, 60(238), 1-27

  • M. Aloni, P. Égré & T. de Jager (2009). Knowing whether A or B. Synthese, open access.

  • M. Aloni (2008). Concealed questions under cover. Grazer Philosophische Studien, 77, 191-216.

  • M. Aloni (2007). Free choice, modals, and imperatives. Natural Language Semantics, 15(1), 65-94.

  • M. Aloni (2005). A Formal Treatment of the Pragmatics of Questions and Attitudes. Linguistics and Philosophy, 28(5), 505-539.

  • M. Aloni (2005). Individual Concepts in Modal Predicate Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 34(1), 1-64.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • NWO Vidi project: Indefinites and beyond. Evolutionary pragmatics and typological semantics. Principal Investigator. 2007 – 2012

  • NWO Veni project: Semantic Structure and Dynamics in Natural Language Interpretation. Main Researcher. 2004 – 2007

  • EU project Language Technology for eLearning. Support Management. 2005 – 2007

  • NWO project Formal Language Games. Researcher. 2001 – 2004

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate Editor of Journal of Semantics, since 2009

  • Member of the advisory board of the Review of Symbolic Logic, since 2013

  • Member of editorial board of Semantics and Pragmatics, since 2007

  • Member of ESSLLI 2013 Programme Committee

  • Jury member on the NAP-dag 2012, ACLC, University of Amsterdam

  • Member of the jury of the Anéla/AVT Dissertation Award 2009


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