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June 6 Assignment  40 marks Language and Meaning  Semiotics- the science of produced meanings o Symbolic meaning o Used in language and used in relation to any type of symbol o Greek semeiotikos- observant of signs o Signs as thoughts and things o Goal is to unravel the meanings that ate built into all kinds of human products from words, symbols, narratives, symphonies etc  Denotation v.s connotation o Den- mark out, specify, indicate literal meaning of word or sign o Con- refers to the associations connected to certain word, or the emotional suggestions related to that word or sign, they are constrained by culture  Cow: o Den- the mature female of a bovine animal, especially of the genus bos o Con- slowness- we could be waiting till the cows come home o Excitable- don’t have a cow man! o Food- milk, meat o Cross cultural meaning- sacred Hindus  Rose o Den- any of numerous shrubs or vines of the genus rosa, having prickly stems, compound leaves, and variously colored o Con- love, romance, passion Interpreting signs  Peace signs with 2 fingers Semiotics Pop Culture  Dan brown’s character Robert Langdon is professor of religious symbology  The last supper Ferdinand de Saussure  1857-13  is widely considered one of the founders of 20 thcentury linguistics and semiotics  binary model of sign o signifier and signified o signs as arbitrary  language is made up of 2 signs and every sign has 2 sides; signifier and signified o signifier- the shape of a word it component i.e, the sequence of phonemes that make up a word o signified- the ideational component- the concept or object that appears in our minds  the concept of arbitrariness o the relation between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary, no direct corr
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