1. The nature of semantic theory

Semantic properties and relations: Actual meanings, Ambiguity, Anomaly, Contradition, Implication, Synonymy, Thematic relations

External significance: Reference, Truth/falsity, Informativeness

Internal significance

Cognitivist perspective

Properties of semantic rules: Compositionality, Recursivity, Tacit knowledge

Acquisition of semantic rules: Induction problem, Universal grammar

Use of semantic rules: Semantics vs. Pragmatics

The place of semantic theory

2. The nature of semantic theory

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