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The Historical Influence of Stress, Intonation and Pause on the Meaning of a Sentence

The language has specific structure and system, when a speaker of a language talks he/she puts the words in the correct order without paying attention. It is possible that the structure of a language categorize in different levels; phonic structure, lexical structure, and syntactic structure make the dividable levels of language which speakers of languages follow the all of the mentioned miniature structures during their talking and they have learnt method of using of these structures in their childhood and without any pause and concentration put the partials of phonic, phonological and patterns of combinational in correct order and use them correctly. In addition of mentioned miniature structures, another structure is in languages which speakers use that during the speaking according to their necessity but this structure is not based on structure of speech indeed, depending on time, situation and purpose make the speaker to use it until the word, phrase, clause and sentence state in special manner. It is a historical truth that has a long history as the human languages have. The words, phrases, clauses and sentences in addition of their grammatical meaning, also have particular and secondary meaning which known by stress on a word, specific intonation of a phrase, clause and sentence and pause between the mentioned parts. These situations take place based on our different purposes.

Stress, Intonation, Secondary Meanings, Method of Declaration

Pohandoy Mohammad Reza Rahyab, Pohanmal Mohammad Amin Ebtihaj. (2023). The Historical Influence of Stress, Intonation and Pause on the Meaning of a Sentence. Advances in Sciences and Humanities, 9(2), 76-79.

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