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Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols and there are many different terms which will be included in this study.

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The smallest unit of meaning. Anything that can be used to communicate or to tell a lie. Linguistic communicators study the use of signs but the extended meaning of "sign" covers all kinds ...

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

Signs where the relation between signifier and signified is purely conventional and culturally specific, e.g., most words.

Domain: Sociology; Category: General sociology

Signs where the signifier is caused by the signified, e.g., smoke signifies fire. The signifier makes you think of the signified because the two are frequently physically connected in the real world ...

Domain: Sociology; Category: General sociology

The most basic or literal meaning of a sign, e.g., the word "rose" signifies a particular kind of flower. It is the surface or literal meaning encoded to a signifier, and the definition ...

Domain: Sociology; Category: General sociology

A kind of connotation where in one sign is substituted for another with which it is closely associated, as in the use of Washington for the United States government or of the sword for military ...

Domain: Sociology; Category: General sociology

A kind of conotation in which part is used for the whole (as for sailor). Collections of related connotations can be bound together either by paradigimatic relations or by syntagmatic relations.

Domain: Sociology; Category: General sociology

It is a relation that holds between elements of the same category, i.e. elements that can be substituted for each other. It is where signs get meaning from their association with other signs.

Domain: Sociology; Category: General sociology

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