- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The study of signs and sign systems and how they both represent and create meaning.

Longer explanation

What do the letters p-i-g stand for? A pig, of course. But for those into semiotics, there's no ‘of course’ about it. A semiotician would go beyond the surface and point out a number of things we ...

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