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also se·mei·ot·ics  (sē′mē-ŏt′ĭks, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication, and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics.

se′mi·o·ti′cian (-ə-tĭsh′ən) n.
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(ˌsɛmɪəˈtɪʃən) or


(Linguistics) a person who studies semiotics
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Noun1.semiotician - a specialist in the study of meaning
linguist, linguistic scientist - a specialist in linguistics
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The semiotician did, however, have some eerily prophetic insights into our current geopolitical Super Slam, the "war on terror": "In America wrestling represents a sort of mythological fight between Good and Evil (of a quasi-political nature, the 'bad' wrestler always being supposed a Red)"; and "Wrestling is the only sport which gives such an externalized image of torture." Substitute terrorist for Red in the first and the war on terror for wrestling in the second, and Barthes's essay is no longer a historical curio.
Written in a style and language that make for easy and pleasurable reading, Bondanella's text takes us through eight chapters filled with information and acute observations on practically every major aspect of Eco's outstanding career as semiotician and novelist.
This "thirdness" (to speak like founding semiotician C.S.
"These semiotician types intimidate through applying more expensive designer labels.
It's a delectable idea, even if the thirty-seven-year-old writer and director Todd Haynes, a semiotician by training and a cool drink of water by temperament, isn't the most likely filmmaker to have come up with it.
(Of course, one man's progress to power is another woman's crafty manipulation.) Salman Rushdie, in The New Yorker, saw through the empty charges of manipulation to the intelligence that lay behind the mythmaking, when he wrote: "Diana was not given to using words like 'semiotics' but she was a capable semiotician of herself." In defining a role for herself, Diana had to create a constituency, and appeal to a sector of the nation's "imagined community" - a people - who, like her, were struggling to find a representative and representational image for themselves, a "sign" of public belonging, as well as an insignia of authority.
What is lacking in the semiotician's account of painting is the possibility that there might be a painting--a monochrome by Olivier Mosset, for example--that isn't a monochrome in any conventional sense.
Yojimbo can be analyzed in four dimensions using the semiotic square of Algirdas Julien Greimas, the eminent French-Lithuanian linguist and semiotician. In Chart 1, Sanjuro (S1), the protagonist, is placed in the far left corner.
The exhibition presents artwork from a selection of graphic artists made in response to an essay entitled The World Cup and Its Pomps, written in 1978 by the famous Italian semiotician, intellectual and writer, Umberto Eco.
So he enlists a reluctant young semiotician named Simon Herzog as an interpreter to decipher the arcane lingo of intellectuals.
The most important aspect of Pietropaolo's book, in addition to the rich content he lays out in the seven chapters, is the conclusion that a trained semiotician may draw from it.
The late Umberto Eco (5 January 1932--19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.