CCT210H5 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Epistemic Modality, Traffic Light, Binary Opposition

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CCT210 Midterm Study Guide By Alex Tsai
Part one: Definitions
Binary oppositions:
The principle of contrasts between two mutually exclusive terms: on/off, up/down,
left/right etc; an important concept of structuralism, which sees such distinctions as
fundamental to all language and thought. (opposite of theorectical)
For instance, if a masculine man thinking of how he should dress up today for 2 hours
which he has female emotion. Then we could say this is a binary opposition,
masculine versus the feminine
Polysemy/Polysemic:
The existence of several meanings in a single word
For instance, the word play can be different meanings as it could be play a video
or play basketball.
Mediagenic moments:
Attractive as a subject for reporting by news media
Modality judgment:
It is an epistemic modality that connotes the speakers strength of inference or
degree of confidence
For instance, the word may signals possible occurrence; and the word must
signals confirmed occurrence.
Projection:
The act of projecting or the condition of being projected.
For instance, a girl who dislike her friend because of her friend satirize her in front of their
friends. She didnt show her emotion right away, but to keep her emotion onto her boyfriend
who is innocence.
Syntext:
The study of the rules whereby words or other elements of sentence structure are
combined to form grammatical sentences.
Part two: Short Answer
1. Saussure offered two-part model of the sign. He defined a sign as being
composed of:
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The principle of contrasts between two mutually exclusive terms: on/off, up/down, left/right etc; an important concept of structuralism, which sees such distinctions as fundamental to all language and thought. (opposite of theorectical) For instance, if a masculine man thinking of how he should dress up today for 2 hours which he has female emotion. Then we could say this is a binary opposition, masculine versus the feminine. The existence of several meanings in a single word. For instance, the word play can be different meanings as it could be play a video or play basketball. Attractive as a subject for reporting by news media. It is an epistemic modality that connotes the speaker"s strength of inference or degree of confidence. For instance, the word may signals possible occurrence; and the word must signals confirmed occurrence. The act of projecting or the condition of being projected.

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