General semantics



clauses, compose sentences, English semantics, linguistics, meaning of syntax, morphemes, phrases, semantics, syntactic structure, words


This paper aims to explain the meaning of syntax, how the syntactic structure is, to describe the units that compose sentences in English and to explain the differences between phrases, words, clauses, and morphemes. The term Semantics is known from the English Semantics. Actually, there are two branches of linguistics that specifically study words, namely etymology, the study of word origin, and semantics, the study of word meaning. In Indonesian Semantics comes from the Greek 'sema' (noun) which means 'sign' or 'symbol'. The verb is 'semaino' which means 'to mark' or 'to symbolize'. Signs or symbols here can be interpreted as linguistic signs (French: signé Linguistique).


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How to Cite

Lodarosi, A. (2020). General semantics. Macrolinguistics and Microlinguistics, 1(2), 69–77. Retrieved from