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Semiotics

September 3, 2009

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Semiotics is the study of signification and communication and they are grouped into a sign system. It is the study of  how meaning is created. They use conventional symbols in calculus and writing with numbers or letters.

We can say that the human world is massively semiotic, because there are signs everywhere anytime. Semiotics is divided into three categories, which are Semantics, Syntactics and Pragmatics. The importance of signification and signs has been recognized years ago, by the history of philosophy and psychology as well. Aristotle and Plato both explored the relationship between signs and the world. Semiotics represents a range of studies in art, literature, and anthropology. Those involved include philosophers, linguists, psychologists, sociologists, literary aesthetic and media theorists, and psychoanalysts. Semiotics has changed over time but it is still important because it can help us not to take “reality” for granted as something having a purely objective existence. It teaches us that reality is a system of signs.

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