Some articles on meaning, functional meaning:
... verb scrutinized provides the semantic core of sentence meaning, whereby each of the auxiliary verbs contributes some functional meaning ... and the auxiliary verbs contribute functional meaning to these predicates ... Other languages, such as Latin, are synthetic, which means they tend to express functional meaning with affixes, not with auxiliary verbs ...
Famous quotes containing the words meaning and/or functional:
“You had to have seen the corpses lying there in front of the schoolthe men with their caps covering their facesto know the meaning of class hatred and the spirit of revenge.”
—Alfred Döblin (18781957)
“Stay-at-home mothers, . . . their self-esteem constantly assaulted, . . . are ever more fervently concerned that their offspring turn out better so they wont have to stoop to say I told you so. Working mothers, . . . their self-esteem corroded by guilt, . . . are praying their kids turn out functional so they can stop being defensive and apologetic and instead assert See? I did do it all.”
—Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)