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"Michael J. M. Maranda" :
Re: towards a unified terminology;
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 14:57:03 -0500

At 06:34 PM 6/11/96 -0500, you wrote:
>I like the way John Fiskes handles the concept of sign as written in his
>book "Introduction to Communication Studies."  He thinks of signs as the
>basic signifying construct.  A sign is something physical, perceivable by
>our senses.  It refers to something other that itself. A sign has to be
>recognized by its users as a sign.
>
Why need a sign be recognized by its users as a sign?

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