The article focuses on four questions for a theory of semantics: the ontological, semantic, learnability and communicative questions. It is shown how different realist, cognitivist and constructivist semantic theories answer the questions.


Perceptual Inference Linguistic Expression Sound Pattern Ontological Question Mental Entity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Gärdenfors
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  1. 1.Lund University Cognitive ScienceLundSweden

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