N on how others talking (or using signs) to and/or about us shape our self. N not how we express ourselves to others. N make sure you have a very concrete, specific example- refer to specific sentences, phrases, signs, etc. and who, when, and where used them. N state as clearly as you can why this is a good example. N reading is not necessary, but if your example is something you read about you must give a complete reference. N text: (1) any meaningful item or items perceived as a unit. N ex: book, one word (2) a meaningful item or items understood as not functioning part of a larger unit. %4-04734994-0- a text: hamlet- a text, linguistic and non-linguistic texts, anything can be described as a text- a city is a text. In language and in some other semiotic systems. N the meaning and function of each item depends on the context.