This course will examine the linguistic sign in its many manifestations. We will begin with the theoretical ideas of C.S. Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure. The course will concentrate on the linguistic aspects of the sign as well as its application in psychology.
oral presentation and/or research paper
von Bertalanffy: Psychology and the Symbol. C. G. Jung: Psyche and Symbol.
Introduction to the semantic aspects of the sign.
The linguistic sign in the theory of C.S. Peirce: the index, the icon and the symbol.
The modern and postmodern use of the icon.
The linguistic sign in the theory of Ferdinand de Saussure.
Symbols of flora and fauna
Symbols of colours.
The symbols of heraldry and of state.
Psychology and the symbol.
The concept of the Archetype.
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