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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

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Volume 2010, Issue 182


A comparison of sign and symbol (their contents and boundaries)

K. Ozlem Alp
Published Online: 2010-11-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2010.048


The terms “sign” and “symbol” have often been used with similar meanings and functions in several different fields (religion, science, art, philosophy, linguistic, semiotics, etc.). This causes not only terminological confusion, but also creates paradoxes as disorders in understanding and perceiving, and confusions of mind as to what, where, and how these words are to be perceived and used. This article aims to contribute to delineating sign and symbol.

Keywords:: sign; symbol; content; form; object; misuses

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Published Online: 2010-11-04

Published in Print: 2010-10-01

Citation Information: Semiotica, Volume 2010, Issue 182, Pages 1–13, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2010.048.

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