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TYPES

OF
MEANING
1. Conceptual meaning
2. Connotative meaning
3. Social meaning
4. Affective meaning
5. Reflected meaning
6. Collocative meaning
7. Thematic meaning

1. Conceptual meaning
(logical, cognitive, or denotative
content)
It refers to the dictionary meaning
which indicates the concepts. In reading
we can find many different words have
the same conceptual meanings.
ex.
walk- to move forwaard
ocean- the salt water that covers much of
the earth's surface

2. Connotative meaning
It refers to the associations that are
connected to a certain word or the
emotional suggestions related to that
word.
ex.
Snake- traitor
dove- peace
crown- superiority

3. Social meaning
(sometimes termed stylistic meaning)
which varies between age-groups,
sex,social class and cultures.
Dialect can be a good example. It is a
piece of language that conveys about the
social circumstances of itsuse.
ex.
Pavement is used in British English and
sidewalk in American English.
Residence is formal and home is casual.

4. Affective meaning
Is a sort of meaning which an effect the
personal feeling of speakers, including
his/her attitude to the listener, or his/her
attitude to something he/she talking about.
ex.
Could you please lower your voice? (shut up,
you're too noisy; the speaker was irritated)
You look pretty in your cheap dress. (you're
ugly; the speaker hates her or the speaker's
enemy)

5. Reflected meaning
Is the meaning which arises in cases
of multiple conceptual meanings,
when one sense of a word forms part
of our response to another sense.
ex.
intercourse- sexual intercourse;
communication
cock- rooster, . erection of a building,
ejaculate-throw out somebody

6. Collocative meaning
consists of the associations a word
acquire s on account of the meanings of
the words, which tends to occur in its
environment.
ex.
Pretty often co-occurs with girl, woman,
flower, skirt, etc.
Heavy in heavy drinker, heavy drug user,
and heavy on petrol has a defined
contextual environment which requires the
selection of the notion of "consumption" in
the immediate environment.

7. Thematic meaning
It refers to what is communicated by the way in which a
speaker or a writer organizes the message in terms of
ordering focus and emphasis .
ex.
I will do it tomorrow (neutral way)
Tomorrow, I will do it. (showing promise, commitment)
Mrs. Smith donated the first prize (who gave away
the prize )
The first prize was donated by Mrs. Smith. (what did
Mrs. Smith gave is important)
The first suggests that we already know Mrs. Smith
(perhaps through earlier mention) its known/given
information while its new information.

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