Class Notes (834,967)
Canada (508,836)
Anthropology (1,672)
ANT100Y1 (958)
Ivan Kalmar (174)
Lecture

Linguistics Lecture 2.docx

2 Pages
51 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT100Y1
Professor
Ivan Kalmar
Semester
Winter

Description
Linguistics Lecture 2 How signs construct the world  Signification: “making sense,” “making signs”  Linguistic and non-linguistic signs  The Nature of Signs o Signifier and signified (two aspect) o Symbol, icon, index (three types)  Denotation and connotation (context of signs) **Study of signs = semiotics  study of: 1) language and 2) semiotics **Study of language = linguistics (part of semiotics) Semiotics  Study of language and semiotics (*TEST*)  Saussurean Theory on signification o Signifier (sign/object) and signified (what is referred to by the signifier/what it stands for) Types of Signs  Icon o Share some of their physical form with the referent  I.e. picture of the signified  Index o Do not share any of their form with the referent o Doesn’t sound or look like the referent o Referred to as indicate  but does not picture it o Smoke refers to fire  Symbol o Conventional signifier of referent o Have arbitrary relation of signified referent o Connected only via the system of signification (i.e language) o Opposite of arbitrary is “motivated” o Most words are arbitrary (symbols) o Some words are not PURE symbols (onomatopoeia) but even these words vary between languages
More Less

Related notes for ANT100Y1

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit