Meaning Of Language In English

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THE ANALYSIS OF HOMONYMS THAT FOUND IN “THE CORPUS OF

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ENGLISH”

I. INTRODUCTION

Language is a tool for humans to communicate with each others. It uses

sounds, signs, and symbols which have meaning. The people use language in daily

conversation to share their ideas and information. Lado (1957:18) says that language

is the system of speech sound by which human beings, communicate with one

another. Meanwhile in the dictionary.com divides the meaning of language into some

parts which are a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people

who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same

cultural tradition, communication by voice in the distinctively human manner, using

arbitrary sounds in conventional ways with conventional meanings; speech, any

system of formalized symbols, signs, sounds, gestures, or the like used or conceived

as a means of communicating thought, emotion, etc. Language is important thing for

human being because it is a requirement for us to communicate, to interact, to share

our ideas and information and also to built up the relationship among the others.

In any language, including Indonesian, when we communicate with the

people or read the books, we often see the relationship of meaning or semantic

relation between a word with another word. The words in a language often have

relationships form by chance, in other words, when each was not showing the

relationship of meaning.
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