Steven Pinker Quote
Semantics is about the relation of words to thoughts, but it also about the relation of words to other human concerns. Semantics is about the relation of words to reality - the way that speakers commit themselves to a shared understanding of the truth, and the way their thoughts are anchored to things and situations in the world.
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature (ed. Penguin UK, 2008) - ISBN: 9780141921075