The first phase of analytical philosophy dates from the eighties of 19th century to the late twenties of 20th century. Frege, Moore, Russell, Wittgenstein then wrote their eminent works. The structure, function, and meaning of language were also the subject of investigation of Franz Brentano and his pupils, especially Marty, Twardowski, Meinong, and Husserl. The linguistic turn in philosophy would not have been possible if it had not been for the broad influence of Brentano's ideas. In this context one may speak of the English-Austrian School. The paper takes into account Brentano's theory of meaning and his important successors.