PP-2020-14: New Logical Perspectives on Monotonicity

PP-2020-14: van Benthem, Johan and Liu, Fenrong (2020) New Logical Perspectives on Monotonicity. [Pre-print] (In Press)

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Monotonicity-based inference is a fundamental notion in the logical semantics of natural language, and also in logic in general. Start- ing in generalized quantifier theory, we distinguish three senses of the notion, study their relations, and use these to connect monotonicity to logics of model change. At the end we return to natural language and consider monotonicity inference in linguistic settings with vocabulary for various forms of change. While we mostly raise issues in this paper, we do make a number of new observations backing up our distinctions.

Item Type: Pre-print
Report Nr: PP-2020-14
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2020
Subjects: Language
Depositing User: Johan van Benthem
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2020 06:45
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 23:43
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1754

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