Lexicon of Arguments

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I 6
Semantics/Semantic theories/Gärdenfors: two traditions:
A) Realistic theories: deal with whole sentences and takes the building blocks (individuals and predicates) as given.
B) Cognitive theories: they are more concerned with individual words and their meanings. They place people in the center.
I 277
VsFodor: the cognitive approach is directed against modular theories such as those of Fodor (Fodor 1983).
I 198
Semantics/Gärdenfors: I assume a general cognitive framework to reach conclusions in relation to semantics. Most of the other authors instead assume generalizations about a limited set of linguistic data.

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