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Index Semiotics

Semiotics (also called semiotic studies) is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process (semiosis) and meaningful communication. [1]

236 relations: Aarhus University, Abductive reasoning, Alan Sheridan, Alexander Campbell Fraser, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Allegory, Amusement park, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Analogy, Analytic philosophy, Ancient Greek, Ancient Greek accent, Anthropology, Architecture, Aristotle, Art history, Arthur Schopenhauer, Artificial intelligence, Augustine of Hippo, Augusto Ponzio, Automatic Press / VIP, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Being and Time, Bertrand Russell, Biology, Biosemiotics, Bob Hodge (linguist), Boris Uspensky, Brand, Cathartic, Charles Sanders Peirce, Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography, Charles W. Morris, Chinglish, Christian Metz (critic), Claude Lévi-Strauss, Claus Emmeche, Coca-Cola, Code (semiotics), Cognition, Cognitive semiotics, Communication, Communication studies, Community, Computational semiotics, Connotation (semiotics), Content word, Continental philosophy, Copenhagen–Tartu school, Course in General Linguistics, ..., Cultural anthropology, Culture, Culture code, Daniel Chandler, David Herlihy, Decoding (semiotics), Deductive reasoning, Deep geological repository, Denmark, Denotation (semiotics), Determinism, Disneyland Paris, Ecological niche, Eliseo Verón, Elitism, Engrish, Estonia, Ethnography, Ethnosemiotics, Euro Disney S.C.A., Feminism in France, Ferdinand de Saussure, Film semiotics, Film theory, George Berkeley, George Herbert Mead, Globalization, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Greek orthography, Gregorian chant, Groupe µ, Henri Estienne, Henry Stubbe, History of logic, Human factors and ergonomics, Human–computer interaction, Humanities, I.B. Tauris, Ideology, Index of semiotics articles, Inductive reasoning, Industrial design, Information theory, International Association for Semiotic Studies, International Association for the Semiotics of Law, Italy, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Jakob von Uexküll, Japan, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-Jacques Nattiez, John Deely, John Dewey, John Locke, John of St. Thomas, Jonathan Culler, Julia Kristeva, Kalevi Kull, Kibibyte, Knowledge representation and reasoning, Language game (philosophy), Laxative, Library of Living Philosophers, Linguistics, List of life sciences, Literary criticism, Literary theory, Logic, Logo, Long-time nuclear waste warning messages, Louis Hjelmslev, Lucien Goldmann, Lund University, Marcel Danesi, Marcello Barbieri, Marketing communications, Marketing strategy, Martin Heidegger, Martin Krampen, Marxism, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Max Black, McDonald's, Meaning-making, Mechanics, Medical sign, Medicine, Metaphor, Methodology, Metonymy, Michael Halliday, Michel Foucault, Mihhail Lotman, Misogyny in horror films, Modality (semiotics), Music semiology, Musicology, Natural language, Neologism, Novelist, Organisational semiotics, Outline of semiotics, Oxford English Dictionary, Palaeography, Peeter Torop, Per Aage Brandt, Philosophy, Philosophy of language, Philosophy of mind, Plato, Positivism, Post-structuralism, Pragmatism, Prince Hamlet, Private language argument, Pronunciation of Ancient Greek in teaching, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychosomatic medicine, Radioactive waste, Rhetoric, Roland Barthes, Roman Jakobson, Rudolf Carnap, Salience (language), Scholasticism, Semantics, Semiology (Gregorian Chant), Semiosis, Semiosphere, Semiotic anthropology, Semiotic literary criticism, Semiotic Society of America, Semiotic theory of Charles Sanders Peirce, Semiotica, Semiotics of culture, Semiotics of music videos, Semiotics of photography, Semiotics: The Proceedings of the Semiotic Society of America, Sign (semiotics), Sign system, Sign Systems Studies, Slang, Social semiotics, Sociology, Solesmes Abbey, Soviet Union, Structuralism, Symbol, Symptom, Syntagmatic analysis, Syntax, Tartu, Tartu–Moscow Semiotic School, Terry Eagleton, The American Journal of Semiotics, The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory (season 1), The Name of the Rose, The Walt Disney Company, Thomas Sebeok, Thure von Uexküll, Tokyo Disneyland, Triangular number, Umberto Eco, Umeå University, Umwelt, University of Bologna, University of Geneva, University of Tartu, University of Tartu Press, Urban semiotics, Valentin Voloshinov, Value (semiotics), Versus (journal), Vienna Circle, Visual rhetoric, Visual semiotics, Vladimir Toporov, Vyacheslav Ivanov (philologist), Walter de Gruyter, Western philosophy, William Dwight Whitney, Yuri Lotman, Zoosemiotics. Expand index (186 more) »

Aarhus University

Aarhus University (Aarhus Universitet, abbreviated AU) is a public research university located in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Abductive reasoning

Abductive reasoning (also called abduction,For example: abductive inference, or retroduction) is a form of logical inference which starts with an observation or set of observations then seeks to find the simplest and most likely explanation.

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Alan Sheridan

Alan Sheridan (1934 - 2015) was an English author and translator.

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Alexander Campbell Fraser

Alexander Campbell Fraser, FBA, FRSE (3 September 1819 – 2 December 1914) was a Scottish philosopher.

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Algirdas Julien Greimas

Algirdas Julien Greimas (born Algirdas Julius Greimas; 9 March 1917 – 27 February 1992), was a French-Lithuanian literary scientist, known among other things for the Greimas Square (le carré sémiotique).

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As a literary device, an allegory is a metaphor in which a character, place or event is used to deliver a broader message about real-world issues and occurrences.

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Amusement park

An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding.

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Analogy (from Greek ἀναλογία, analogia, "proportion", from ana- "upon, according to" + logos "ratio") is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analog, or source) to another (the target), or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process.

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Analytic philosophy

Analytic philosophy (sometimes analytical philosophy) is a style of philosophy that became dominant in the Western world at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Ancient Greek

The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.

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Ancient Greek accent

Ancient Greek had a pitch accent.

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Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.

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Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.

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Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs,; 384–322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece.

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Art history

Art history is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts; that is genre, design, format, and style.

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Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher.

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.

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Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo (13 November 354 – 28 August 430) was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.

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Augusto Ponzio

Augusto Ponzio (born 17 February 1942) is an Italian semiologist and philosopher.

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Automatic Press / VIP

Automatic Press / VIP is an independent publishing house founded in 2005.

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Étienne Bonnot de Condillac

Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (30 September 1714 – 3 August 1780) was a French philosopher and epistemologist, who studied in such areas as psychology and the philosophy of the mind.

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Being and Time

Being and Time (Sein und Zeit) is a 1927 book by the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, in which the author seeks to analyse the concept of Being.

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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate.

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Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution.

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Biosemiotics (from the Greek βίος bios, "life" and σημειωτικός sēmeiōtikos, "observant of signs) is a field of semiotics and biology that studies the prelinguistic meaning-making, or production and interpretation of signs and codes in the biological realm.

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Bob Hodge (linguist)

Robert Hodge is an Australian academic, author, theorist and critic.

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Boris Uspensky

Boris Andreyevich Uspensky (Бори́с Андре́евич Успе́нский) (born 1 March 1937, Moscow) is a Russian philologist and mythographer.

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A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.

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In medicine, a cathartic is a substance that accelerates defecation.

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Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce ("purse"; 10 September 1839 – 19 April 1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist who is sometimes known as "the father of pragmatism".

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Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography

This Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography consolidates numerous references to Charles Sanders Peirce's writings, including letters, manuscripts, publications, and Nachlass.

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Charles W. Morris

Charles William Morris (May 23, 1901 – January 15, 1979) was an American semiotician and philosopher.

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Chinglish refers to spoken or written English language that is influenced by the Chinese language.

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Christian Metz (critic)

Christian Metz (December 12, 1931 – September 7, 1993) was a French film theorist, best known for pioneering the application of Ferdinand de Saussure's theories of semiology to film.

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Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908, Brussels – 30 October 2009, Paris) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology.

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Claus Emmeche

Claus Emmeche (born 1956) is a Danish theoretical biologist and philosopher.

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Coca-Cola, or Coke (also Pemberton's Cola at certain Georgian vendors), is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.

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Code (semiotics)

In semiotics, a code is a set of conventions or sub-codes currently in use to communicate meaning.

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Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses".

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Cognitive semiotics

Cognitive semiotics is the study model of meaning-making, applying methods and theories from semiotics, linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, computational modeling, anthropology, philosophy and other sciences.

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Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share") is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.

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Communication studies

Communication studies or communication sciences is an academic discipline that deals with processes of human communication.

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A community is a small or large social unit (a group of living things) that has something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity.

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Computational semiotics

Computational semiotics is an interdisciplinary field that applies, conducts, and draws on research in logic, mathematics, the theory and practice of computation, formal and natural language studies, the cognitive sciences generally, and semiotics proper.

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Connotation (semiotics)

In semiotics, connotation arises when the denotative relationship between a signifier and its signified is inadequate to serve the needs of the community.

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Content word

In linguistics content words are words that name objects of reality and their qualities.

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Continental philosophy

Continental philosophy is a set of 19th- and 20th-century philosophical traditions from mainland Europe.

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Copenhagen–Tartu school

The Copenhagen–Tartu school of biosemiotics is a loose network of scholars working within the discipline of biosemiotics at the University of Tartu and the University of Copenhagen.

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Course in General Linguistics

Course in General Linguistics (Cours de linguistique générale) is a book compiled by Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye from notes on lectures given by Ferdinand de Saussure at the University of Geneva between 1906 and 1911.

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Cultural anthropology

Cultural anthropology is a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans.

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Culture is the social behavior and norms found in human societies.

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Culture code

Culture code is a key method developed by Clotaire Rapaille to understanding the type of culture, unique cultural features encoded in some form of information to identify the culture.

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Daniel Chandler

Daniel Chandler (born 1952) is a British visual semiotician based since 2001 at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, where he has taught since 1989.

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David Herlihy

David Herlihy (May 8, 1930 – February 15, 1991) was an American historian who wrote on medieval and renaissance life.

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Decoding (semiotics)

Decoding, in semiotics, is the process of interpreting a message sent by an addresser to an addressee.

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Deductive reasoning

Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic, logical deduction is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion.

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Deep geological repository

A deep geological repository is a nuclear waste repository excavated deep within a stable geologic environment (typically below 300 m or 1000 feet).

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Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Denotation (semiotics)

In semiotics, denotation is the surface or the literal meaning.

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Determinism is the philosophical theory that all events, including moral choices, are completely determined by previously existing causes.

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Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort, is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located east of the centre of Paris, and is the most visited theme park in all of Europe.

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Ecological niche

In ecology, a niche (CanE, or) is the fit of a species living under specific environmental conditions.

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Eliseo Verón

Eliseo Verón (June 12, 1935 – April 15, 2014) was an Argentine sociologist, anthropologist and semiotician, and professor of communication sciences at Universidad de San Andrés.

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Elitism is the belief or attitude that individuals who form an elite — a select group of people with a certain ancestry, intrinsic quality, high intellect, wealth, special skills, or experience — are more likely to be constructive to society as a whole, and therefore deserve influence or authority greater than that of others.

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Engrish is a slang term for the misuse or corruption of the English language by native speakers of Asian languages.

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Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.

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Ethnography (from Greek ἔθνος ethnos "folk, people, nation" and γράφω grapho "I write") is the systematic study of people and cultures.

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Ethnosemiotics is a disciplinary perspective which links semiotics concepts to ethnographic methods.

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Euro Disney S.C.A.

Euro Disney S.C.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company responsible for Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, France.

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Feminism in France

Feminism in France refers to the history of feminist thought and movements in France.

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Ferdinand de Saussure

Ferdinand de Saussure (26 November 1857 – 22 February 1913) was a Swiss linguist and semiotician.

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Film semiotics

Film semiotics is the semiotics of film; the study of signs as they pertain to film on a variety of levels.

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Film theory

Film theory is a set of scholarly approaches within the academic discipline of cinema studies that questions the essentialism of cinema and provides conceptual frameworks for understanding film's relationship to reality, the other arts, individual viewers, and society at large.

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George Berkeley

George Berkeley (12 March 168514 January 1753) — known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne) — was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism" (later referred to as "subjective idealism" by others).

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George Herbert Mead

George Herbert Mead (February 27, 1863 – April 26, 1931) was an American philosopher, sociologist and psychologist, primarily affiliated with the University of Chicago, where he was one of several distinguished pragmatists.

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Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (or; Leibnitz; – 14 November 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy.

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Greek orthography

The orthography of the Greek language ultimately has its roots in the adoption of the Greek alphabet in the 9th century BC.

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Gregorian chant

Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Groupe µ

Groupe µ (French for "Group µ") is the collective pseudonym under which a group of Belgian 20th-century semioticians wrote a series of books, presenting an exposition of modern semiotics.

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Henri Estienne

Henri Estienne (1528 or 1531 – 1598), also known as Henricus Stephanus, was a 16th-century French printer and classical scholar.

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Henry Stubbe

Henry Stubbe or Stubbes (1632–1676) was an English physician, writer and scholar.

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History of logic

The history of logic deals with the study of the development of the science of valid inference (logic).

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Human factors and ergonomics

Human factors and ergonomics (commonly referred to as Human Factors), is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the (engineering and) design of products, processes, and systems.

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Human–computer interaction

Human–computer interaction (HCI) researches the design and use of computer technology, focused on the interfaces between people (users) and computers.

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Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture.

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I.B. Tauris

I.B. Tauris (usually typeset as I.B.Tauris) was an independent publishing house with offices in London and New York City.

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An Ideology is a collection of normative beliefs and values that an individual or group holds for other than purely epistemic reasons.

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Index of semiotics articles

The following is a list of semiotics terms; that is, those words used in discussion, classification, criticism, and analysis of the study of sign processes (semiosis), analogy, metaphor, signification and communication, signs and symbols.

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Inductive reasoning

Inductive reasoning (as opposed to ''deductive'' reasoning or ''abductive'' reasoning) is a method of reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying some evidence for the truth of the conclusion.

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Industrial design

Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production.

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Information theory

Information theory studies the quantification, storage, and communication of information.

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International Association for Semiotic Studies

International Association for Semiotic Studies (Association Internationale de Sémiotique, IASS-AIS) is the major world organisation of semioticians, established in 1969.

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International Association for the Semiotics of Law

International Association for the Semiotics of Law is a philosophical society founded in 1987 whose purpose is to promote semiotic analysis of the law.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida (born Jackie Élie Derrida;. See also. July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004) was a French Algerian-born philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he discussed in numerous texts, and developed in the context of phenomenology.

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Jacques Lacan

Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud".

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Jakob von Uexküll

Jakob Johann Baron von Uexküll (8 September 1864 – 25 July 1944) was a Baltic German biologist who worked in the fields of muscular physiology, animal behaviour studies, and the cybernetics of life.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard (27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer.

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Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Jean-Jacques Nattiez (born December 30, 1945, Amiens, France) is a musical semiologist or semiotician and professor of musicology at the Université de Montréal.

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John Deely

John Deely (April 26, 1942 – January 7, 2017) was an American philosopher and semiotician.

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John Dewey

John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, Georgist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform.

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John Locke

John Locke (29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704) was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism".

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John of St. Thomas

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Jonathan Culler

Jonathan Culler (born 1944) is a Professor of English at Cornell University; his published works are in the fields of structuralism, literary theory and criticism.

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Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva (Юлия Кръстева; born 24 June 1941) is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s.

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Kalevi Kull

Kalevi Kull (born on 12 August 1952, Tartu) is a biosemiotics professor at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

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The kibibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for quantities of digital information.

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Knowledge representation and reasoning

Knowledge representation and reasoning (KR, KR², KR&R) is the field of artificial intelligence (AI) dedicated to representing information about the world in a form that a computer system can utilize to solve complex tasks such as diagnosing a medical condition or having a dialog in a natural language.

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Language game (philosophy)

A language-game (Sprachspiel) is a philosophical concept developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, referring to simple examples of language use and the actions into which the language is woven.

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Laxatives, purgatives, or aperients are substances that loosen stools and increase bowel movements.

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Library of Living Philosophers

The Library of Living Philosophers is a series of books conceived of and started by Paul Arthur Schilpp in 1939; Schilpp remained editor until 1981.

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.

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List of life sciences

The life sciences or biological sciences comprise the branches of science that involve the scientific study of life and organisms – such as microorganisms, plants, and animals including human beings – as well as related considerations like bioethics.

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Literary criticism

Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.

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Literary theory

Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature.

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Logic (from the logikḗ), originally meaning "the word" or "what is spoken", but coming to mean "thought" or "reason", is a subject concerned with the most general laws of truth, and is now generally held to consist of the systematic study of the form of valid inference.

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A logo (abbreviation of logotype, from λόγος logos "word" and τύπος typos "imprint") is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public identification and recognition.

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Long-time nuclear waste warning messages

Long-time nuclear waste warning messages are intended to deter human intrusion at nuclear waste repositories in the far future, within or above the order of magnitude of 10,000 years.

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Louis Hjelmslev

Louis Trolle Hjelmslev (3 October 1899, Copenhagen – 30 May 1965, Copenhagen) was a Danish linguist whose ideas formed the basis of the Copenhagen School of linguistics.

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Lucien Goldmann

Lucien Goldmann (July 20, 1913 – October 8, 1970) was a French philosopher and sociologist of Jewish-Romanian origin.

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Lund University

Lund University (Lunds universitet) is a public university, consistently ranking among the world's top 100 universities.

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Marcel Danesi

Marcel Danesi (born 1946) is a current Professor of Semiotics and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto.

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Marcello Barbieri

Marcello Barbieri (born 1940) is an Italian theoretical biologist at the University of Ferrara whose main interest is the origin of novelties in macroevolution.

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Marketing communications

Marketing communications (MC, marcom(s), marcomm(s)) uses different marketing channels and tools in combination:Tomse, & Snoj, 2014 Marketing communication channels focuses on any way a business communicates a message to its desired market, or the market in general.

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Marketing strategy

Marketing strategy is a long-term, forward-looking approach to planning with the fundamental goal achieving a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger (26 September 188926 May 1976) was a German philosopher and a seminal thinker in the Continental tradition and philosophical hermeneutics, and is "widely acknowledged to be one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20th century." Heidegger is best known for his contributions to phenomenology and existentialism, though as the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy cautions, "his thinking should be identified as part of such philosophical movements only with extreme care and qualification".

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Martin Krampen

Martin Krampen (March 9, 1928 in Siegen – June 18, 2015 in Ulm) was a leading German semiotician, semiotics Professor in Göttingen.

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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (14 March 1908 – 3 May 1961) was a French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger.

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Max Black

Max Black (24 February 1909 – 27 August 1988) was a British-American philosopher, who was a leading figure in analytic philosophy in the years after World War II.

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McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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In psychology, meaning-making is the process of how people construe, understand, or make sense of life events, relationships, and the self.

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Mechanics (Greek μηχανική) is that area of science concerned with the behaviour of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment.

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Medical sign

A medical sign is an objective indication of some medical fact or characteristic that may be detected by a patient or anyone, especially a physician, before or during a physical examination of a patient.

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Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

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A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another for rhetorical effect.

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Methodology is the systematic, theoretical analysis of the methods applied to a field of study.

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Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept.

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Michael Halliday

Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday (often M.A.K. Halliday; 13 April 1925 – 15 April 2018) was an English-born linguist who developed the internationally influential ''systemic functional linguistic'' SFL model of language.

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Michel Foucault

Paul-Michel Foucault (15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984), generally known as Michel Foucault, was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, and literary critic.

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Mihhail Lotman

Mihhail Lotman (born September 2, 1952 in Leningrad) is an Estonian literature researcher and politician, son of Yuri Lotman and Zara Mints.

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Misogyny in horror films

Misogyny can occur in horror films when there is a degrading representation of women.

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Modality (semiotics)

In semiotics, a modality is a particular way in which information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text, or genre.

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Music semiology

Music semiology (semiotics) is the study of signs as they pertain to music on a variety of levels.

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Musicology is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.

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Natural language

In neuropsychology, linguistics, and the philosophy of language, a natural language or ordinary language is any language that has evolved naturally in humans through use and repetition without conscious planning or premeditation.

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A neologism (from Greek νέο- néo-, "new" and λόγος lógos, "speech, utterance") is a relatively recent or isolated term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been fully accepted into mainstream language.

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A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Organisational semiotics

Organisational semiotics examines the nature, characteristics and features of information, and studies how information can be best used in the context of organised activities and business domains.

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Outline of semiotics

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to semiotics: Semiotics – study of meaning-making, signs and sign processes (semiosis), indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.

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Palaeography (UK) or paleography (US; ultimately from παλαιός, palaiós, "old", and γράφειν, graphein, "to write") is the study of ancient and historical handwriting (that is to say, of the forms and processes of writing, not the textual content of documents).

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Peeter Torop

Peeter Torop (born November 28, 1950 in Tallinn, Estonia) is an Estonian semiotician.

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Per Aage Brandt

Per Aage Brandt (born 26 April 1944 in Buenos Aires) is a Danish writer, poet, linguist and musician.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Philosophy of language

Philosophy of language explores the relationship between language and reality.

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Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of mind is a branch of philosophy that studies the nature of the mind.

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Plato (Πλάτων Plátōn, in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

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Positivism is a philosophical theory stating that certain ("positive") knowledge is based on natural phenomena and their properties and relations.

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Post-structuralism is associated with the works of a series of mid-20th-century French, continental philosophers and critical theorists who came to be known internationally in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that began in the United States around 1870.

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Prince Hamlet

Prince Hamlet is the title character and protagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.

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Private language argument

The private language argument argues that a language understandable by only a single individual is incoherent, and was introduced by Ludwig Wittgenstein in his later work, especially in the Philosophical Investigations.

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Pronunciation of Ancient Greek in teaching

Ancient Greek has been pronounced in various ways by those studying Ancient Greek literature in various times and places.

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Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders.

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Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.

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Psychosomatic medicine

Psychosomatic medicine is an interdisciplinary medical field exploring the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily processes and quality of life in humans and animals.

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Radioactive waste

Radioactive waste is waste that contains radioactive material.

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Rhetoric is the art of discourse, wherein a writer or speaker strives to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.

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Roland Barthes

Roland Gérard Barthes (12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician.

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Roman Jakobson

Roman Osipovich Jakobson (Рома́н О́сипович Якобсо́н; October 11, 1896Kucera, Henry. 1983. "Roman Jakobson." Language: Journal of the Linguistic Society of America 59(4): 871–883. – July 18,, compiled by Stephen Rudy 1982) was a Russian–American linguist and literary theorist.

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Rudolf Carnap

Rudolf Carnap (May 18, 1891 – September 14, 1970) was a German-born philosopher who was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter.

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Salience (language)

Salience is the state or condition of being prominent.

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Scholasticism is a method of critical thought which dominated teaching by the academics ("scholastics", or "schoolmen") of medieval universities in Europe from about 1100 to 1700, and a program of employing that method in articulating and defending dogma in an increasingly pluralistic context.

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Semantics (from σημαντικός sēmantikós, "significant") is the linguistic and philosophical study of meaning, in language, programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics.

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Semiology (Gregorian Chant)

Semiology (from Greek σημεῖον sēmeion, "a sign, a mark") is a branch of Gregorian Chant research.

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Semiosis (from the σημείωσις, sēmeíōsis, a derivation of the verb σημειῶ, sēmeiô, "to mark") is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning.

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Semiosphere is the sphere of semiosis in which sign processes operate in the set of all interconnected Umwelten.

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Semiotic anthropology

The phrase "semiotic anthropology" was first used by Milton Singer (1978).

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Semiotic literary criticism

Semiotic literary criticism, also called literary semiotics, is the approach to literary criticism informed by the theory of signs or semiotics.

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Semiotic Society of America

The Semiotic Society of America is an interdisciplinary professional association serving scholars from many disciplines with common interests in semiotics, the study of signs and sign-systems.

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Semiotic theory of Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce began writing on semiotics, which he also called semeiotics, meaning the philosophical study of signs, in the 1860s, around the time that he devised his system of three categories.

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Semiotica is an academic journal covering semiotics.

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Semiotics of culture

Semiotics of culture is a research field within semiotics that attempts to define culture from semiotic perspective and as a type of human symbolic activity, creation of signs and a way of giving meaning to everything around.

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Semiotics of music videos

Semiotics in popular music, or mesomusica, is different from semiotics in other musical forms, because pop music denotes a cultural object.

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Semiotics of photography

Semiotics is the study of meaning-making on the basis of signs.

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Semiotics: The Proceedings of the Semiotic Society of America

Semiotics: Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America is an annual series that publishes a selection of the peer-reviewed papers presented at the society’s annual conference.

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Sign (semiotics)

In semiotics, a sign is anything that communicates a meaning that is not the sign itself to the interpreter of the sign.

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Sign system

A sign system is a key concept in semiotics and is used to refer to any system of signs and relations between signs.

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Sign Systems Studies

Sign Systems Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal on semiotics edited at the Department of Semiotics of the University of Tartu and published by the University of Tartu Press.

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Slang is language (words, phrases, and usages) of an informal register that members of special groups like teenagers, musicians, or criminals favor (over a standard language) in order to establish group identity, exclude outsiders, or both.

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Social semiotics

Social semiotics is a branch of the field of semiotics which investigates human signifying practices in specific social and cultural circumstances, and which tries to explain meaning-making as a social practice.

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Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.

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Solesmes Abbey

Solesmes Abbey or St.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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In sociology, anthropology, and linguistics, structuralism is the methodology that implies elements of human culture must be understood by way of their relationship to a larger, overarching system or structure.

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A symbol is a mark, sign or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship.

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A symptom (from Greek σύμπτωμα, "accident, misfortune, that which befalls", from συμπίπτω, "I befall", from συν- "together, with" and πίπτω, "I fall") is a departure from normal function or feeling which is noticed by a patient, reflecting the presence of an unusual state, or of a disease.

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Syntagmatic analysis

In semiotics, syntagmatic analysis is analysis of syntax or surface structure (syntagmatic structure) as opposed to paradigms (paradigmatic analysis).

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In linguistics, syntax is the set of rules, principles, and processes that govern the structure of sentences in a given language, usually including word order.

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Tartu (South Estonian: Tarto) is the second largest city of Estonia, after Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn.

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Tartu–Moscow Semiotic School

The Tartu–Moscow Semiotic School is a scientific school of thought in the field of semiotics that was formed in 1964 and led by Juri Lotman.

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Terry Eagleton

Terence Francis "Terry" Eagleton FBA (born 22 February 1943) is a British literary theorist, critic and public intellectual.

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The American Journal of Semiotics

The American Journal of Semiotics is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering semiotics.

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The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro.

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The Big Bang Theory (season 1)

The first season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory was originally aired on CBS from September 24, 2007, to May 19, 2008, over 17 episodes.

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The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa) is the 1980 debut novel by Italian author Umberto Eco.

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The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

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Thomas Sebeok

Thomas Albert Sebeok (born Sebők,, in Budapest, Hungary, on November 9, 1920; died December 21, 2001 in Bloomington, Indiana) was a polymath American semiotician and linguist.

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Thure von Uexküll

Karl Kuno Thure Baron von Uexküll (March 15, 1908, Heidelberg – September 29, 2004, Freiburg) was a German scholar of psychosomatic medicine and biosemiotics.

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Tokyo Disneyland

is a theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo.

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Triangular number

A triangular number or triangle number counts objects arranged in an equilateral triangle, as in the diagram on the right.

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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.

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Umeå University

Umeå University (Umeå universitet) is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden.

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In the semiotic theories of Jakob von Uexküll and Thomas A. Sebeok, umwelt (plural: umwelten; from the German Umwelt meaning "environment" or "surroundings") is the "biological foundations that lie at the very epicenter of the study of both communication and signification in the human animal".

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University of Bologna

The University of Bologna (Università di Bologna, UNIBO), founded in 1088, is the oldest university in continuous operation, as well as one of the leading academic institutions in Italy and Europe.

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University of Geneva

The University of Geneva (French: Université de Genève) is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland.

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University of Tartu

The University of Tartu (UT; Tartu Ülikool, Universitas Tartuensis) is a classical university in the city of Tartu, Estonia.

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University of Tartu Press

University of Tartu Press (Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus) is a university press and publishing house owned by the University of Tartu, Estonia.

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Urban semiotics

Urban semiotics is the study of meaning in urban form as generated by signs, symbols, and their social connotations.

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Valentin Voloshinov

Valentin Nikolaevich Voloshinov (Валенти́н Никола́евич Воло́шинов; June 18, 1895, St. Petersburg – June 13, 1936, Leningrad) was a Soviet/Russian linguist, whose work has been influential in the field of literary theory and Marxist theory of ideology.

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Value (semiotics)

In semiotics, the value of a sign depends on its position and relations in the system of signification and upon the particular codes being used.

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Versus (journal)

Versus: Quaderni di studi semiotici (often abbreviated as VS) is a semiotic journal in Italy.

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Vienna Circle

The Vienna Circle (Wiener Kreis) of Logical Empiricism was a group of philosophers and scientists drawn from the natural and social sciences, logic and mathematics who met regularly from 1924 to 1936 at the University of Vienna, chaired by Moritz Schlick.

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Visual rhetoric

Visual Rhetoric is a means of communication through the use of visual images and texts.

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Visual semiotics

Visual semiotics is a sub-domain of semiotics that analyses the way visual images communicate a message.

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Vladimir Toporov

Vladimir Nikolayevich Toporov (Влади́мир Никола́евич Топоро́в; 5 July 1928 in Moscow5 December 2005 in Moscow) was a leading Russian philologist associated with the Tartu-Moscow semiotic school.

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Vyacheslav Ivanov (philologist)

Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (Вячесла́в Все́володович Ива́нов, 21 August 1929 – 7 October 2017) was a prominent Soviet/Russian philologist, semiotician and Indo-Europeanist probably best known for his glottalic theory of Indo-European consonantism and for placing the Indo-European urheimat in the area of the Armenian Highlands and Lake Urmia.

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Walter de Gruyter

Walter de Gruyter GmbH (or; brand name: De Gruyter) is a scholarly publishing house specializing in academic literature.

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Western philosophy

Western philosophy is the philosophical thought and work of the Western world.

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William Dwight Whitney

William Dwight Whitney (February 9, 1827 – June 7, 1894) was an American linguist, philologist, and lexicographer known for his work on Sanskrit grammar and Vedic philology as well as his influential view of language as a social institution.

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Yuri Lotman

Yuri Mikhailovich Lotman (Ю́рий Миха́йлович Ло́тман, Juri Lotman) (Petrograd, 28 February 1922 – Tartu, 28 October 1993) was a prominent literary scholar, semiotician, and cultural historian, who worked at the University of Tartu.

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Zoosemiotics is the semiotic study of the use of signs among animals, more precisely the study of semiosis among animals, i.e. the study of how something comes to function as a sign to some animal.

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