Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols. In society, we interpret numerous signs and symbols in our everyday lives. However, a sign is not a sign until it is interpreted as a sign. There are many signs and symbols that we give meaning to. For example, the gender sign is universally understood as Male and … Continue reading Semiotics 101
Accent and Delivery A message is encoded with particular meanings so it can be decoded by the receiver. However, while message does not change, its delivery can influence how it is received. Fluency Effect refers to the idea that the easier the message is to understand, the more truthful it is perceived. A person from … Continue reading Conversationalisation and Language
Discourse is not a tangible thing, it is a process. While you may not be able to point at something in a text and say "that is discourse" you can point at evidence of a discourse. We see discourse in language and text itself. The language used in society is evident of a discourse present. For example … Continue reading What is Discourse?