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Tuning InAmerican Narrative Television Music$

Ronald Rodman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195340242

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.001.0001

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(p.291) Appendix A Morris's Definitions of the Three Dimensions of the Sign

(p.291) Appendix A Morris's Definitions of the Three Dimensions of the Sign

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(p.291) Appendix A

Morris's Definitions of the Three Dimensions of the Sign

Appendix A Morris's Definitions of the Three Dimensions of the Sign

  • Syntactics: The branch of semiotic that studies the ways in which signs of various classes are combined to form compound signs. It abstracts from the signification of the signs it studies and from their uses and effects; hence, it is distinguished from semantics and pragmatics.

  • Semantics: The branch of semiotic that studies the signification of signs. It is distinguished from syntactics and pragmatics.

  • Pragmatics: The branch of semiotic that studies the origin, the uses, and the effects of signs. It is distinguished from semantics and syntactics.Appendix A Morris's Definitions of the Three Dimensions of the Sign