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  • n. One who studies semiotics or semantics

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  • n. a specialist in the study of meaning


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  • The semiotician in me sees the chalkboard as far more than a mere stage prop. Given that Fox News has access to the most sophisticated and blaring computer graphics to drive home its political points, Beck's use of the chalkboard is remarkably low-tech (even inside a very high-tech television studio).

    Joseph A. Palermo: Glenn Beck: "Historian" for a Troubled America

  • Meanwhile, what Poynter and Youtube are looking for might better be described as “context analyst,” or what used to be known as a semiotician.

    The Editor and the Curator (Or the Context Analyst and the Media Synesthete) | Tomorrow Museum

  • I understand this to mean that he identifies himself mainly as a social semiotician who is ...

    Literacy News – 120th Edition « News « Literacy News

  • I understand this to mean that he identifies himself mainly as a social semiotician who is …

    Literacy News – 118th Edition « News « Literacy News

  • As a semiotician of pop culture, I am less interested in the content of the big ape's remarks than in the manner which which they were made.

    On Top of Old Baldy: James Wolcott

  • Dave: I confess to formalist tendencies, though I'm certainly not a semiotician like some other people!


  • To begin with, Barnes is telling us what being a semiotician means to him, and since he gets paid to be one, it's a good thing to pay attention to what he says, money being what it is and all.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Mr. Thomas quotes another semiotician with a fancier vocabulary who wrote that the memorial's designers were "seamless political reactionaries who sought to bend the chance to build a national memorial to the iconic Lincoln to their politico-cultural program of controlling the populace by sedative, pacifying mythology."

    A Misunderstood Monument

  • In the weeks after September 11, I saw for the first time that the flag—along with all its red, white, and blue collateral relations—is what a semiotician would call “polysemous”: it has multiple meanings.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • At the age of 75, the semiotician from Bologna is concerned with ugliness and stupidity, not death.

    Interview with Umberto Eco


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