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Structure and Meaning

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Abstract

We tend to think of meaning as being ‘held’ by the units of language, such as words, whilst the arrangement of those units, their structure, is simply a convenient storage-system for tidy containment of those meaningful units. This chapter aims to undermine this model of language, whereby the form of language is not only seen as being independent of its content, but is seen as lacking any contribution to the meaning of utterances or sentences.

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© Lesley Jeffries 1998

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