Arul Jayraj Formation of a Word: A Semiotic, Syntactic, and Semantic Analysis as Viewed by Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, Heidegger, Fish, and Latour 80 =================================================================== Language in India www

S Joseph, Arul Jayraj
1930 unpublished
The paper answers the questions: What is a word? What contributes to the formation of a word? What are the components of a word? What is the meaning of the word 'word'? What is the meaning of the word 'meaning'? How do words acquire meaning? It analyses the questions from Semiotic, Syntactic, and Semantic points of view and answers them in in the context of semantic analysis following Saussure, Strauss, Heidegger, Stanley Fish, and Latour. It introduces the readers to the meaning of the terms
more » ... ning of the terms Semiotics and Semantics, the historical background in which these words are coined, Saussure's contribution to the study of language, the basic elements of Semiology, a letter of the alphabet, a word, the use of an image of a thing, a hieroglyph, and a character as signs to convey the meaning in specific contexts which are essential to the interpretation and understanding of the meaning of words used in communication.