Monthly Archives: February 2016

Replicating Doubles

Begins: 3:15pm Replication is a ‘final’ distinction of sign vehicles. (p178) There are different types of replicas, broadly defined as duplicative replicas, which produce a double, and partial replicas.  The idea of an absolute replica is naive.  It is impossible … Continue reading

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The Polarity of Linguistics

Begins: 12:35pm Eco points to the ‘dogma’ of binarism that existed in semiotics as a direct result of the development of the binary model in phonetics.  “But ‘structure’ does not only man opposition between the poles…” , he reminds us … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Semiotics

Begins: Writing 12:35 pm (Reading and Analysis begins: 10am) Eco aims to demonstrate in his Theory of Semiotics that there are different types of signs with different internal structures and their relation to their content are different to verbal signs.  … Continue reading

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