Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2015, Page: 67-76
Meaning, What is It
Jesus Martinez del Castillo, Department of Philology, Faculty of Business Studies and Tourism, Universidad de Almería, Almería, Spain
Received: Mar. 12, 2015;       Accepted: Mar. 12, 2015;       Published: Mar. 18, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2015030601.19      View  2605      Downloads  131
Abstract
Meaning as the original function of language is the arrangement of internal things on the part of the creative and historical individual subject who speaks a particular language. Meaning constitutes the series of contents making up the linguistic world human subjects can manage real things with. Real things are not described with meanings but merely represented and designated. Meanings represent the essence of things thus making them members of a category. In this sense, meaning is the base to create things in as much as they constitute entities. Only through the operation of determination can meanings designate individual real things. Since meaningful categories are intended to particular purposes, meaning is intentional and inclusive.
Keywords
Arrangement of Things, Designation, Determination, Real Things, Intentional Meaning, Linguistic Categories
To cite this article
Jesus Martinez del Castillo, Meaning, What is It, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Special Issue:Linguistics of Saying. Vol. 3, No. 6-1, 2015, pp. 67-76. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2015030601.19
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