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Theories of Language: Semiotic Theory

Signs and Language

This is a Happy Fun Communication Land page describing some of the key concepts of semiotics, including denotation and connotation, paradigm and syntagm, and models of human abstraction through metaphor, metonymy and myth.

Semiotics for Beginners

Daniel Chandler explains key concepts of semiotic theory.

Elements of Semiology

This is an online version of Roland Barthes discussion of semiotics. It includes his explanation of meaning in terms of denotation and connotation.


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