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Definition of the noun semiology

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noun - plural: semiologies

  1. (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols

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  1. Semiotics, the study of signs.


Semiology is a branch of Gregorian Chant research. Semiology refers specifically to the study of the neumes as found in the earliest fully notated manuscripts of Gregorian Chant, the oldest of which have been dated to the 9th century. The first application of the term 'semiology' for the study of Latin chant was made by Dom Eugene Cardine, a monk of the Abbey of Solesmes. In this context, 'semiology' is understood as 'the study of musical signs'. Text and neumatic notation, together with significative letters adjoined to the neumes, presents an effective and integrated mnemonic for melody.

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Google previewA General Introduction to the Semiotic of Charles Sanders Peirce (1996)

by James JakÃ3b Liszka

Consequently, semiology is a part of social psychology, which is a branch of general psychology. As Saussure insisted, “to determine the exact place of semiology is the task of psychology.” On the other hand, linguistics is only a part of the ...

Google previewPractical Epilepsy (2015)

by Aatif M. Husain, MD

Although seizure semiology is a useful tool to classify seizures, there are limitations. There is significant variability in identifying features of seizures among trained observers. Because focal epilepsies may rapidly generalize and some ...

Google previewCombining photography with painting in theory and practice. New forms of representation (2016)

by Roger Dorey

Semiology is the study of either the individual or the social production of meaning from sign systems. It involves the study not only of what we refer to as 'signs' in everyday speech, but of anything which 'stands for' something else. In a semiotic ...

Google previewContemporary Criminology and Criminal Justice Theory (2009)

Evaluating Justice Systems in Capitalist Societies by G. Skoll

What recommends Peirce's semiotics as opposed to Ferdinand de Saussure's semiology is that the former uses a materialist metaphysics, ...

Google previewMRI-Negative Epilepsy (2015)

by Elson L. So, Philippe Ryvlin

semiology. Clinical seizure semiology is the initial decisive step for the diagnosis of MRI-negative posterior cortex epilepsies. In general, one can distinguish the early Chapter ...

Google previewEthics, Psyche and Social Responsibility (2007)

by Ana Maria Davila Gomez, David Crowther

Semiology is the term used by Saussure while semiotics is the term used by Peirce. Effectively the two terms are synonymous. rather than being irrelevant to the message, the writer of Chapter 6: Psychoanalysis and the Myths of Corporate ...

Google previewHow to Think Like a Knowledge Worker (2008)

Technically, semiology is the study of sign systems. As use here it refers to the communication of aesthetics. The combinations and permutations in this area seem almost infinite, but the basis for them are three concepts, or some blend thereof: ...

Google previewRethinking Photography (2015)

Histories, Theories and Education by Peter Smith, Carolyn Lefley

As the theorist Margaret Iversen has noted, semiology is a useful technique in ...

Google previewIdeology (2014)

by Terry Eagleton

Semiology is a science of forms, since it studies significations ...

Google previewCritical Theory (2014)

A Reader by Douglas Tallack

Semiology is a science of forms, since it studies significations ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics (2012)

by Yan Huang

semasiology See semiology. semeiology See semiology. semeiotic See semiotics. semeiotics See semiotics. semi-logophoric language Any language which allows either 'logophoric expressions ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

(semiology) Thesystematic studyof *signs, or, moreprecisely, of the productionof meaningsfrom signsystems,linguistic or nonlinguistic. Asa distinct tradition of inquiry into human communications, semiotics was founded by the American ...

Google previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig

semiology, semiosis, semiotics. See CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS; SIGNS. sempiternal polyadisation. See POLYAD. sensationalism. An extreme form of EMPIRICISM whereby all mental states, hence ...

Google previewDictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology (1991)

by Robert H. Winthrop

Claude Levi-Strauss has argued that social anthropology should be equated with the semiology of Saussure, whose object was "the life of signs at the heart of social life." The task of anthropologists, in this view, would be to investigate the ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

References => morphology semiology (also sematology, semeology, semiotics, semology) Term introduced by Saussure (1916) for the sketch of a general theory of signs subordinate to (social) psychology that studies signs 'within the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

Semiology and semiotics are terms which are virtually synonymous; the former, following Ferdinand de Saussure, traditionally favoured in France; the latter, following C.S. Peirce, traditionally favoured in America and Britain. From the Gk ...

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