semiotics

[ US /ˌsɛmiˈɑtɪks/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛmɪˈɒtɪks/ ]
NOUN
  1. (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
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How To Use semiotics In A Sentence

  • The fact that you know enough to make a joke about semiotics tells me you're not as ignorant as you'd like people to believe. THE LAST PLACE
  • In emphasizing the political semiotics of mid-century popular culture, James resisted the temptation to condemn or champion all of its emanations.
  • The successors to Frazerism and ritualism have been principally two: structuralism and semiotics.
  • Thus, for me, semiotics suggested that you could not ascribe universal values to literary texts.
  • Langer's artistic symbolic aesthetic thought had two main theoretical resources, the first one was Whitehead's logical semiotics, and the second one was Cassirer's human cultural semiotics.
  • Of course, my philosophical sensibilities also got rubbed the wrong way when semiotics arrived on the scene, and then got rubbed even further in the wrong direction by post-structuralism.
  • Issues of race, gender, freedom, desire, language, mythology, sexuality, semiotics, signs, slavery, psychology, and power persisted in his fictions.
  • Structuralism, semiotics, and later, psychoanalysis were all ransacked for help in understanding how a film achieved its effects.
  • Semiotics is a subject focusing on semiotic structure semiotic representation, message communication, etc.
  • Tartu University is known for work in linguistics and semiotics.
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