the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation (adj: semiotic)
No one can deny that, when it comes to semiology, the French are unbeatable.
on de Gaulle ordering 29,5000 bars of gold from the NY Federal Reserve soon after calling for a return to the gold standard
"semiotics" (which is the systematic investigation of signs and symbols)
the Soviet system was an 'empire of signs', in which even the Nomenklatura themselves--including Stalin and Molotov--were engaged in interpreting a complex series of social semiotic signs
attempts a fusion of semiotic, economic, and psychoanalytic systems
It is evident, according to Barthes, that semiology must be such a meta-language
The semiology developed by Barthes conceived the social world as a whole as a system of signs, as illustrated by the studies collected in Mythologies
With the work of the Prague school, the term 'structuralism' comes more or less to merge with the word 'semiotics'. 'Semiotics', or 'semiology', means the systematic study of signs, and this is what literary structuralists are really doing.
What semiotics represents, in fact, is literary criticism transfigured by structural linguistics, rendered a more disciplined and less impressionisticenterprise
The Design District, much like the Wynwood Arts District, was more of a semiotic hypothesis than a reality.
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Mic, or Uproxx, or Occupy Democrats, or some other part-time semiotic organization, analyzing the meaning and implications of Clinton’s A/B-tested not-quite-remarks
the proliferation of semiotic speculation as well, and of myriad concepts of the sign, the simulacrum, the image, spectacle society, immaterialities of all kinds
In August 1914, the name of St Petersburg itself is changed to the more Slavonic Petrograd: in semiotic rebellion against this idiocy, the local Bolsheviks continue to style themselves the ‘Petersburg Committee’.
the never-ending capacity of language to lead further on in its semiotic delight
all the great dualisms of Western philosophy--reality and appearance, pure radiance and diffuse reflection, mind and body, intellectual rigour and sensual sloppiness, orderly semiotics and rambling semiosis
Though the Dirty Realists had been referencing pop culture artifacts for years, their approach was primarily in the form of semiotic shorthand.
For St Augustine, to attend to objects in themselves reflects a carnal, fallen mode of existence; instead, we must read them semiotically, as pointing beyond themselves to the divine text which is the universe
the semiotic square proposed by Jameson
workers/temporarily unemployed/permanently unemployable/formerly employed