Morris argues that the object of semiotic does not deal with particular object, but association of four of them, therefore sign is characterized as: “S is a sign of D for I to the degree that I takes account of D in virtue of the presence of S” (Morris: 19). Designatu...
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...age, and pseudo thing-sentence meta-language (see Hanks: 63-64). For Hanks meta-language might also operate in a quasi-semantical level such as specific technical terms (signs) used in sciences. As we are aware those terms (signs) relate to other signs syntactically, or (if we read Morris in reverse) those terms or signs contain designata that also function as signs. I find Morris’s semiotics is remarkably rich and valid to unfold how signs operate and constitute meanings in our interactions.
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Morris, Charles William. “Foundations of the Theory of Signs.” In Writings on the general theory of signs, 17-54. Mouton, 1972.
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