Semantic implications of punctuation Marks in Hebrew Syntax


  • Ahmed Abbas Ali University of Baghdad / College of Languages / Department of Hebrew Language


punctuation marks - the Hebrew language - semantic implications - ambiguity


This research, titled "Semantic implications of Punctuation Marks in Hebrew Syntax," deals with one of the issues facing writers and readers alike, for a sentence or for a text, which is the issue of punctuation. Those symbols that would show and explain to the reader the meaning of the sentence or text and would also lead the sentence to multiple and different meanings in the event of their absence from writing or if they were placed in the wrong place within the sentence or the text, as this research explains the concept of these signs, their roots, types and the extent of their impact on Creating problems and difficulties while writing or reading or solve these problems. This research also refers to the syntactic and rhetorical functions performed by punctuation marks in in writing literary or scientific texts and others. This research refers to one of the linguistic problems resulting from the wrong use of punctuation marks or resulting from not using them in writing, which is the problem of "Ambiguity". Sometimes the writer adds secondary parts in the sentence, eg, clauses etc., whose grammatical functions in the sentence may confuse the reader in the absence of punctuation. The research also shows the most important benefits that are reflected from the use of these signs, as the research focused - after dealing with the theoretical side - on an important course of semantics, which is the role and function of punctuation marks in clarifying the most correct meaning and directing the recipient to the true significance of sentences and texts away from the semantic ambiguity. Then comes the list of sources that were used in this research.