Monotonic Inferences under Attitude Verbs

In this project we will investigate the phenomena of monotonic reasoning failure under various modalities, such as desiderative, epistemic, and deontic verbs. We have reached some early conclusions as part of our ongoing work, for example, we propose there are two kinds of failures: semantic and pragmatic failures. The majority of the findings from this research will be included in my doctoral dissertation.

Maria Aloni, Fenrong Liu, and Kaibo Xie are the major people with whom I work on this research.

Highlight: Parts of this research will be included in Aloni’s project “N∅thing is Logical (NihiL)