This chapter presents the semantic background for an adequate approach to non truth-conditional meaning. It begins with a summary of the main ideas in the double-indexed framework for indexicality, and with a discussion of the semantic role of character. It also addresses the distinction between character and content, and the relationships between natural language semantics and matters of logic. It then proceeds to an analysis of the idea of the ‘use’ of an expression, and to the presentation of different theories of use, with particular attention to the concepts of articulation, syntactic structure, and truth-conditional meaning.
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