Meaning (semiotics)

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In semiotics, the meaning of a sign is its place in a sign relation, in other words, the set of roles that it occupies within a given sign relation.wikipedia
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Semiosis

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

Denotation

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Denotation is a translation of a sign to its meaning, precisely to its literal meaning, more or less like dictionaries try to define it.

Connotation (semiotics)

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A second level of meanings is termed connotative.

Denotation (semiotics)

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

Sign relation

In semiotics, the meaning of a sign is its place in a sign relation, in other words, the set of roles that it occupies within a given sign relation.

Semiotics

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In semiotics, the meaning of a sign is its place in a sign relation, in other words, the set of roles that it occupies within a given sign relation.

Etiquette in Japan

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For example, a US salesperson doing business in Japan might interpret silence following an offer as rejection, while to Japanese negotiators silence means the offer is being considered.

Silence

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For example, a US salesperson doing business in Japan might interpret silence following an offer as rejection, while to Japanese negotiators silence means the offer is being considered.

Charles Sanders Peirce

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The triadic model of the sign was proposed by Charles Peirce.

Ferdinand de Saussure

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In contradistinction to Ferdinand de Saussure's dyadic model, which assumed no material referent, Peirce's model assumes that in order for a sign to be meaningful, it must refer to something external and cannot be self-contained, as it is for Saussure.

Connotation

Pragmatic maxim

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Pragmatics

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Communication

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

Sign (semiotics)

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