Explains difference of course - denotation and connotation

Explains difference of course - denotation and connotation

Denotation and connotation can also be found in the lexicon. © Maclatz / Pixelio

In linguistics, denotation and connotation are important terms that are closely, but quite apart relation to one another. Below origin and meaning of the terms will be explained and illustrated with an example.

Denotation - Origin and Meaning

  • Denotation comes from the Latin word "denotare", which means something like "call" means.
  • It is a term of the semantics, a subject of linguistics or linguistics.
  • Denotation is as a concept of opposite connotation.
  • It refers to the literal, neutral, and thus of any assessment or association free meaning of a word, sentence or text - be it writing or given orally.

The conceptual contrast - the connotation

  • The concept connotation is of Latin origin. It consists of the word "notatio" meaning note or labeling, and the prefix "con", which can be understood as "together with" together.
  • The term is used in linguistics as opposed to conceptual denotation.
  • He referred all associative addition interpretations associated with a word, whether cultural or subjective origin. As a secondary meaning is any meaning or nuance of meaning that is different from the neutral core message of the word, sentence or text.
  • These associations include emotional or situational influence of word comprehension.

An example to explain the connotation

  • If you tell an adult that he is sometimes like a child, then take connotation and denotation of each other.
  • From the viewpoint of denotation, a child is only a very young man, casually speaking.
  • But with the statement may resonate different connotations. For example, you may believe that he or she is innocent or impartial. Or are you trying to say that he behaves childishly.

If what you say and what you mean do not match, are always denotation and connotation.

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