Friday, September 16, 2005

Semiotics for beginners

Semiotics for beginners

Another site which appeared out of a google for 'modality' which leaves no excuse not to knuckle down to the subject now that it has been explained intelligibly.

Learn here that

Saussure's term, 'semiology' is sometimes used to refer to the Saussurean tradition, whilst 'semiotics' sometimes refers to the Peircean tradition, but that nowadays the term 'semiotics' is more likely to be used as an umbrella term to embrace the whole field

which would be handy if you want to trap some know-it-all at a dinner party who can offer a definition (but knows nothing more).

It was produced by a lecturer at Aberystwyth, originally to supplement a Media and Communications Degree. Note the full use of graphics.


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