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- Created on: 15-04-19 10:28
Provides vital information in understanding text.
For example captions.
Arbituary or Symbolic Sign
A sign where the meaning is culturally acuquired.
A system used to create meaning
For example Barthes codes.
Meaning created by a sign
Eg a heart connotes love
When audiences interpret a text.
The literal meaning of a sign or code
The intended meaning in a text.
When a sign looks like what it presents.
Eg if a picture of a bike resembles a real bike.
Relationship between the signifier and the signified.
Sweat at the gym is an index for hard work
None is an index for potential laziness
Higher levels of signification-ideology
Barthes refers to it as the 3rd order of signification
A set of signs that can be understood individually.
A sign with multiple meanings.
Meaning intendied for a sign
Works with the signified to combine into a sign
A group of signs that can only be understood interdependently.