communications theory (20th century) Politics/Sociology
- Perspectives on the Values of Rose in Eastern and Western Languages and Cultures. Gao Dan-dan // Sino-US English Teaching;2007, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p73
The cultural differences between the east and the west are reflected in their own languages. Vocabulary is the basic building material of a language. It is the basic linguistic unit of cultural connotation and message. Through the analysis of the word ‘rose’, this paper attempts to find the...
- Context, Flexibility and Meaning: Some Cognitive Aspects of Communication. Johnson, Michael G. // Journal of Advertising;1974, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p16
Most of the recent work on meaning (often labeled structural semantics) has been based upon the assumption that there is a semantic structure of English (or any other language) and that this structure is static enough to be described and to serve as a predictive device in language use settings....
- COMMUNICATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE: A Critique. Murphy, John W. // ETC: A Review of General Semantics;Fall95, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p336
Focuses on the meaning and implications of Information Age. Role of information in politics, economy and in maintaining social order; Assumptions essential to Information Age; Social aspects of communication.
- Games, Gaming and Education. de Oliveira, Janaina Minelli; Echenique, Eliana E Gallardo; Cruz, Oscar Daniel G�mez; Geliz, Ferley Ramos // New Educational Review;2010, Vol. 22 Issue 3/4, p129
Video gaming is a pervasive activity in the lives of teens in many parts of the world. This paper theorizes videogames as semiotic resources and interrogates the literature bearing four fundamental questions in mind: What representations do video games foster? What are the learning outcomes...
- The Argumentative Structure of Persuasive Definitions. Macagno, Fabrizio; Walton, Douglas // Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p525
In this paper we present an analysis of persuasive definition based on argumentation schemes. Using the medieval notion of differentia and the traditional approach to topics, we explain the persuasiveness of emotive terms in persuasive definitions by applying the argumentation schemes for...
- The Hasanian Framework for the Study of "Verbal Art" Revisited…and Reproposed. Miller, Donna R. // Textus;2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p29
The article discusses the theory of social semiotic theory and the practice of stylistics of Ruqaiya Hasan. The theory revolves around the idea that stylistics should be interpreted according to the meaning of the text and what the text or article would like to portray. It states that stylistics...
- Words in action. // Communication Briefings;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p5
The article discusses the meaning of the words preventive and preventative which synonymously refer to the intention to prevent or hinder.
- INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON MASS COMMUNICATION. Sitaram, K.S. // Communication;Jul74, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p53
Focuses on the role of culture in shaping mass communication. History of mass communication; Communication during the industrial revolution; Emergence of mass media; Manner by which culture influences mass communication.
- Theoretical Advances in Critical Visual Analysis: Perception, Ideology, Mythologies, and Social Semiotics. Aiello, Giorgia // Journal of Visual Literacy;Autumn2006, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p89
This article discusses how social semiotics is contributing to advancing the field of critical visual analysis. First, the article introduces social semiotics as a discipline, by outlining its theoretical foundations, methodological principles, and scholarly agenda. Second, it discusses how...