Language - “How to do things with words”(A.1 There must...

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Language and culture
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Foundations: The Linguistic Turn Ferdinand de Saussure (1913): “Course in General Linguistics” Sign, Signified, Signifier
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Foundations: The Linguistic Turn The arbitrary nature of the linguistic sign Chinese Cultural Revolution Iconic Indexical Symbolic Denotation – Connotation
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Connotation
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Connotation
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Foundations: Signs produce meaning. Representations Images are combined through cultural conventions. Conventions are based on codes (representational codes, social codes, ideological codes) That '70s Show Official Site fun stuff contests an
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Questions: What does Fez’ language say about him? How can we “discover” this meaning?
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J.L. Austin (1955) Harvard Lectures
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Unformatted text preview: “How to do things with words” (A.1) There must exist an accepted conventional procedure having a certain conventional effect, that procedure to include the uttering of certain words by certain persons in certain circumstances, and further, (A.2) the particular persons and circumstances in a given case must be appropriate for the invocation of the particular procedure invoked. (B.1) The procedure must be executed by all participants both correctly and (B.2) completely. A speech act is therefore based on convention, it is also based on consensus, and access. We can therefore speak of codes, socialization, and assimilation....
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