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

Category: Science

10 Terms

Created by: 2la

Number of Blossarys: 16

My Terms
Collected Terms
English (EN)
Compare Language

The secondary, cultural meaning of signs; or "signifying signs," signs that are used as signifiers for a secondary meaning, eg., the word "rose" would signify passion.

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

Signs where the signifier resembles the signified, e.g a picture. Words can be iconic too. It is often argued to play a large role in the production and perception of gesture.

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

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

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

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

Member comments

( You can type up to 200 characters )

My other Blossarys

With everything on the quick and quick, exercise ...

Category: Health

By: 2la

Numbers are associated with many things, may it ...

Category: Religion

By: 2la

This Blossary is has a list of cool DIY solutions ...

Category: Fashion

By: 2la