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Unformatted text preview: Comm 101: Winter 2008 Sections: 005, 006, 007 Erica Denise Williams, GSI Week 3 Notes Stuart Hall: Representation, meaning and language Representation is the production of meaning through language (p. 28). Two Systems of Representation are involved in the production of meaning (i.e., representation): 1. Mental (Conceptual) Representation This is how we conceptualize and classify things in our heads, including material objects as well as abstract ideas like death 2. Language This is how we exchange meanings with others, not only via speaking and writing but also through visual imagery (facial expressions, fashion, etc.) Iconic Signs (Visual) vs. Indexical Signs (Written, Spoken ) see p. 20. There are 3 Theories of Representation (i.e., how language works to give meaning to something): 1. Reflective (Mimetic) This theory says that meaning is inherent (pre-existing) in something, and language reflects...
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