ERIC Number: ED429111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Beams of Meaning and Semiotic Territory: Cooperation as Space-sharing.
Tochon, Francois Victor
Spaces of meaning are stratified to establish congruence among those belonging to the same semiotic "beams." Individuals may be geographically close yet unable to cooperate because they are not attuned to the same semiotic territory. Families of signs characterize each semiotic territory in which inhabitants are linked conceptually. Symbols and metaphors produce a consensual effect among attuned participants belonging to the same beam of meaning. This neo-Aristotelian and neo-Avicennian interpretation of spaces of interaction is reflected on in reference to some uschool situations. (Contains 27 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 15-18, 1998).