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Semiotics

Focuses study on signs and symbols, often exploring the triad of meaning.

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Semiosis

The relationships connecting signs, objects, and meanings.

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Semiotics has three main areas of study. What are they?

1) Semantics
2) Syntactics
3) Pragmatics

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What does Semantics focus on?

The ways signs relate to their referents and what those referents stand for. (What meaning does a sign have for a particular person in a particular situation?)

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What does studies in Syntactics focus on?

Relationships connecting signs, which nearly always function as part of larger system.

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What are Syntactics?

The system of rules which people use to combine signs.

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What do Pragmatics studies focus on?

1) The ways in which signs impact people's lives
2) How signs and sign systems are used as tools