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Ch. 1 - The Meaning of Meaning
the meaning of the sentence determines its truth conditions 
utterance meaning 
Ch.2 - Referring, Denoting, and Expressing
sense and denotation 
facets of meaning, polysemy, entailments, utterance meaning 
displacement only holds for descriptive meaning 
effability hypothesis 
descriptive ineffability 
expressive uses of diminutives in Polish 
expressive uses of Spanish diminutive suffixes 
Ch. 3 - Truth and Inference
'family of sentences' test 
'hey, wait a minute!' test 
Ch. 5 - Word Senses
'facets' of meaning, polysemy 
speaker intends for only one sense to be identified 
Ch. 7 - Components of Meaning
lexical entailment 
causative-inchoative alternation 
additional verb classes: touch, cut 
lexical decomposition 
semantic marker plus distinguisher 
Ch. 8 - Implicature
cooperative principle, maxims of conversation 
Ch. 9 - Pragmatic Inference
argues against lexical ambiguity of 'and' 
argue for implicature analysis 
argue for implicature analysis 
modified Occam's Razor 
explicature in relevance theory 
pragmatics can affect semantics 
'at least' vs. 'exact' readings 
Ch. 10 - Indirect Speech Acts
performatives as type of speech act; felicity conditions 
indirect speech acts; standardization of felicity conditions 
'I love your left hand' 
Ch. 11 - Conventional Implicature
conventional implicatures 
'at-issue' content 
Ch. 12 - How Meanings are Composed
denotations of sentences are also compositional 
Ch. 14 - Quantifiers
unselective quantifiers 
de dicto - de re ambiguities cannot always be reduced to scope relations 
Ch. 15 - Intensional Contexts
'tall' and 'big' are non-intersective 
'tall' or 'big' are intersective but context-dependent and vague 
some adjectives are ambiguous between intersective and subsective 
Ch. 16 - Modality
strength of modality is lexically determined; type by context; modal operators over possible worlds 
modality has to do with possibility and necessity 
modality has two basic semantic dimensions of meaning: strength and type 
Ch. 17 - Evidentials
evidentials are grammatical markers that are sources of informations 
illocutionary and propositional evidentials 
create situations in which only one semantic factor is possible 
German 'sollen' used secondarily as hearsay marker 
Tuyuca evidential system 
use-conditional evidentials from Cuzco Quechua 
Ch. 18 - Because
content, epistemic, speech act domains 
pragmatic ambiguity 
subordinate clauses can be fronted 
German 'because' examples 
Ch. 19 - Conditionals
degrees of hypotheticality  
degrees of hypotheticality 
argues for a continuum of hypotheticality 
analyzes 'if' as a restrictor for quantification 
unselective quantifiers 
'if' does not carry any distinctive conditional meaning 
counterfactual conditionals 
syntactic differences between speech act conditionals and standard conditionals 
Ch. 20 - Aspect and Aktionsart
'what happened' test for states vs. events 
tests for telic vs. atelic events 
'imperfective paradox' 
topic time, situation time, time of utterance 
aspect as camera lens 
hierarchy of grammatical aspects 
aspectual sensitivity, coercion effects 
Ch. 21 - Tense
speech time, event time, reference time 
absolute tense, relative tense, complex tense 
English present tense used for future, past, transcendent situations 
situation must be 'scheduled' for simple present to refer to future events 
most common morphological distinction of tenses 
perspective time 
Ch. 22 - Varieties of the Perfect
perfect is Tsit < TT 
perfect is 'current relevance' 
perfect is polysemous; present perfect as an 'allomorph' of past tense 
perfect is polysemous 
perfect is polysemous 
perfect is polysemous 
perfect vs. perfective in Barain (Chadic) 

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