An all-deaf team at Gallaudet University has created a sign-language storybook app for the iPad. The goal? To improve language acquisition for hearing-impaired kids.
According to the theory of intertextuality, existing texts influence authors of new written texts, making all writings part of a wider matrix of utterances.
Charles Sanders Peirce developed three sign modes in his triadic model of the sign: Symbolic, Iconic, and Indexical Signs.
Ferdinand de Saussure’s theories are based on certain terms: sign, signified and signifier; langue, langage and parole; synchronic and diachronic, and syntagmatic and associative.
Ferdinand de Saussure investigated language as a structured system of linguistic signs that organize the mass of confused thoughts that fill our minds.
Ferdinand de Saussure is often known as the founder of modern linguistics, but his complex theories on semiotics can be difficult for students to follow.