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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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It is where signs get meaning from their sequential order, e.g., grammar or the sequence of events that make up a story. It is based on two or more terms that occur in an effective series.

Domain: Sociology; Category: General sociology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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