ERIC Number: ED234339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Semiotics. Fact Sheet.
Semiotics, the study of signs, is a relatively new and highly controversial area. Symbols, icons, and indexes represent the three types of signs. Semantics, pragmatics, and syntactics represent the three basic semiotic areas, with pragmatics having a growing influence in oral language and reading. A comprehensive view of curriculum is implicit in semiotics insofar as all existing school subjects--and even subjects not yet formulated--are ways of organizing signs. The range of semiotics and its potential for organizing thinking about curriculum in new ways can add structure and substance to arguments for the things that teachers value: (1) oral language; (2) the written word; (3) the arts; (4) interdisciplinary study; and (5) the articulate exchange of ideas and feelings among students. A bibliography of 13 items is included. (JW)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.