What is seman+cs?
Do meanings exist?
Does it even ma@er?
Criteria for a grammar of seman+cs
Modeling a seman+c theory: The ABBA seman+cs
Coming up with
Semantics I, Lecture 4: Set theory
At this point, weve seen many good reasons to assign sets as the references (= meanings) of words
In our discussion of sense/reference, we talked about how common nouns, intransitive verbs, and
What are meanings?
Meanings are deni>ons?
Two components to meaning: Sense and
Freges puzzles and his solu>on
A third component: Idea
Theories of sense
There are two parts to meaning: sense and
Our theory of seman*cs should be based on
The references (=meanings) of many words
Semantics I, Lectures 5-6: Propositional logic
When we talked about what meanings are, we said that we would treat meaning as reference.
We said that the references (=meanings) of many words (common nouns, adjectives, intransitive