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Read the Parasha Commentary for Nizavim 5776

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From our blog -- Friday, 30 September 2016
Jakobson vs. Eco

Pym then invites comparison between Jakobson's work and that of Umberto Eco, who describes forms for the interpretant:

  • An equivalent sign in another semiotic system (a drawing of a dog corresponds to the word 'dog').
  • An index directed to a single object (smoke signifies the existence of a fire).
  • A definition in the same system ('salt' signifies 'sodium chloride').
  • An emotive association which acquires the value of an established connotation ('dog' signifies 'fidelity').
  • A 'translation into another language', or substitution by a synonym.

We can see many of these acts of interpretation around us in everyday speech an life exchanges.

Posted By Jonathan, 8:00am Comment Comments: 0