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I 47
Syntax/Cresswell: The modal operator belongs to the syntax. - Semantics: possible worlds belong to semantics.
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I 161
Syntax/Semantics/HintikkaVsChomsky: Syntax depends on semantics - (In the context of the game theoretical semantics GTS, it is about the order of the applied rules) - Cresswell: Thesis: Syntax first generates a large class of structures, this is then reduced by semantics, and then again syntactic principles reduce the class of grammatically acceptable chains. /Every/any/Hintikka/Cresswell: the thesis that a sentence with "any" is unacceptable if "any" can be replaced by "every" without changing the meaning.
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II 95
Semantic category/Cresswell: E.g. 0: Proposition - Corresponding syntactic category: sentence.

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28