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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.


(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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So he enlists a reluctant young semiotician named Simon Herzog as an interpreter to decipher the arcane lingo of intellectuals.
The late Umberto Eco (5 January 1932--19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.
In 1984, writer Francoise Bastide and semiotician Paolo Fabbri suggested the answer could lie in breeding animals that "react with discoloration of the skin when exposed" to radiation.
A Lover's Discourse is based on the book of the same name by the French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic and semiotician Roland Barthes.
As both photographer and social semiotician, Helen Caple represents one of the most compelling voices in advocating for a social semiotic approach to press photography and multisemiotic news stories.
With this view in mind, Eco the philosopher and semiotician takes key semiotic notions from his critical theory works, as well as from critical works of other theorists (Marshall McLuhan, for example), and applies them to fiction.
The quite untimely and saddening demise of Italian writer, novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician and anthropologist Umberto Eco (Umberto Eco passed away on Friday, 19th February, 2016.
And the ethnologists and sociologists who work in these agencies mostly present themselves as "semiologues", which is a way of recognizing both that semiotics "sells itself" better in commercial activities, and especially that the job of a semiotician has a generic value and position in the field of qualitative research.
Gregory Bateson (1904-1980), the featured presenter at the 1970 Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, was a British anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician, and cyberneticist whose work has become seminal for those working in the fields of general semantics and media ecology.
Starting from Peirce's triadic model, the American semiotician and philosopher Charles Morris defines three levels of semiotic research: syntactics, which studies "the formal relation of signs to one another," semantics, which studies "the relations of signs to the objects to which the signs are applicable", and pragmatics, which studies "the relation of signs to interpreters" (Morris, 1938, pp.
In this perspective, research on semiotics in advertising is generally accepted as being inspired by the works of the French semiotician Roland Barthes (in the 1950s) who proposed the basic theme that marketing instruments (e.