THE SCIENCE OF CONTEXT IN LINGUISTIC DISCOURSE

Chukwualuka Michael Uyanne, Grace Chukwukaodialu Obi-Nwoye

Abstract


Written discourse represents the writer’s intention and his meaning can be determined by analysing the discourse, using functional components of semantic system. Co-text or extra-linguistic environment discloses what texts truly are, and equally facilitates the description of their true implicative meanings. In effect, the true meaning of the text is more important than the intended meaning of the writer. So, meaning is realisable in a specific contextual action of sifting of a text, as part semantic potential which is the determinate meaning.

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