I have a question concerning the relation between "semantics" and "pragmatics". I know that there is disagreement among philosophers about what that relation is, but I hope my question does not concern debated issues. As far as I know, "semantics" concerns something like the meaning of words taken by themselves, while "pragmatics" concerns how we use words for our purposes and how we react to other people's uses of words. Now, apart from societies where there are linguists and dictionaries, I think that in social and psychological reality language is nothing more than our uses of words and our reactions to the uses of words by other people. My question is: what is there left for semantics?