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allegory

allegory  

A story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. The word comes (in late Middle English) via Old French and Latin from Greek ...
code

code  

1 A numerical and/or alphabetical system for organizing and classifying information and data.2 A formal statement of acceptable ways for members of a defined professional group to behave, i.e., a ...
denotation and connotation

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Sybil Wolfram

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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110 words

A distinction introduced by J. S. Mill. The denotation of a term, e.g. ‘woman’, is all the individuals to which it correctly applies, e.g. ...

denotation and connotation

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
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2,140 words

The correlated terms denotation and connotation cover at least four conceptual distinctions, some of which themselves comprise several varieties, yet

Elements of Semiology

Elements of Semiology  

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Linguistics
(1964).Originally published as an essay in the journal Communications (1964), Roland Barthes's Elements of Semiology describes four pairs of organizing analytical concepts extracted from structural ...
Gottlob Frege

Gottlob Frege  

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Philosophy
(1848–1925)German mathematician, logician, and philosopher who laid the foundations for modern investigations into the philosophy of logic and language.Born in Wismar (now East Germany), the son of a ...
Louis Hjelmslev

Louis Hjelmslev  

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Linguistics
(1899–1965), Danish linguist, founder and leader of the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen.He counts as one of the major exponents of European structural linguistics after Saussure. He founded ...
metalogic

metalogic  

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Philosophy
A theory whose subject-matter is a logistic system: see metamathematics.
metonymy

metonymy  

A figure of speech in which a word denoting an attribute comes to be substituted for the thing referred to, as in the phrase the crown, denoting the king or queen, or the bench, denoting a collection ...
Nelson Goodman

Nelson Goodman  

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(1906–98)American philosopher. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard, Goodman was an art dealer in Boston from 1929–41, and held positions at Pennsylvania and Brandeis before becoming ...
Peter Thomas Geach

Peter Thomas Geach  

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Philosophy
(1916– )Polemical British Catholic logician and moral philosopher, who was professor at Leeds from 1966 to 1981. Geach's notable work on logical theory included Reference and Generality: An ...
pictures

pictures  

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Linguistics
The big picture the situation as a whole.every picture tells a story proverbial saying, early 20th century; in Jane Eyre (1847), Charlotte Brontë had written for the child Jane, ‘The letter-press…I ...
Recherches structurales 1949

Recherches structurales 1949  

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Linguistics
(1949).A landmark collection of twenty‐four articles in English and French, representing different fields of structural linguistics, Recherches structurales 1949: Interventions dans le débat ...
Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes  

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(1915–1980)French critic.Barthes was born in Cherbourg. A leading exponent of the nouvelle critique of the 1950s and 1960s, his approach to literary criticism was first presented in Le Degré zéro de ...

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