Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2019)
Analyzing the construction of meaning in language
Author(s): Dr. Ibrahim Bashir Said
Abstract: This study attempts to analyze the construction of meaning in language according to some semantic theories and opinions. It handles the two types of meaning: grammatical meaning, and lexical meaning. The main aim of this study is to find out how the meaning of word, phrase and sentence can be constructed in language. The problem of the study is the arguments about the nature of meaning and the misinterpretation of word, phrase and sentence meaning constructions. The main question this study tries to answer is extent to which meaning seems vague, unclear and complicated. The method used in this study is descriptive method. The discussion and analysis of this study concluded that meaning of word, phrase and sentence is cognitive content depends on syntactic structure and semantic feature.