One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for signified
- ‘Two kinds of relations hold between signifié and signifiant: on the one hand a reciprocal relationship, which means that the sound sequence automatically evokes the concept linked to it and vice versa.’
- ‘When the analysis of images is further specified the meaning, the signifié, has to be considered more and more.’
- ‘Which signifiant is used for which signifié is solely based on an ‘agreement’, a kind of ‘contract’, as it were, between the members of a speech community.’
- ‘Such a sign has two parts: a signifier, the form; something signified (signifié), what is referred to, the meaning.’
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