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Triangle of Meaning, Denotation & Connotation


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Triangle of Meaning, Denotation & Connotation

  1. 1. “This is not a pipe”<br />
  2. 2. The Triangle of Meaning<br />a model of how linguistic symbols<br /> are related to the objects they represent.<br />Lingusitic Symbol<br />Concept<br />Referent<br />Representation <br />What it means<br />The Real Thing<br />
  3. 3. The Triangle of Meaning<br />Concept<br /> a tube with a small bowl<br />at one end; used for <br />smoking tobacco<br />“Pipe”<br />Linguistic<br />Symbol<br />Referent<br />
  4. 4. Tanks were developed and first used in combat by the British during World War I as a means to break the deadlock of trench warfare.<br />-Wikipedia<br /><br />Tanks<br />
  5. 5. The Triangle of Meaning<br />Concept<br />It is a tracked, armoured<br />fighting vehicle designed for <br />front-line combat.<br />“Tank”<br />Linguistic<br />Symbol<br />Referent<br />
  6. 6. Denotation & Connotation<br />Denotation<br />Connotation<br />Literal or Dictionary<br />meaning.<br />Commonly understood<br />associated meaning.<br />
  7. 7. Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.<br />-Luke 9: 23<br />cross<br />
  8. 8. “CROSS”<br />
  9. 9. Denotation & Connotation<br />“CROSS”<br />Denotation<br />Connotation<br />An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times.<br />Pains, burdens, problems<br />Symbol for religion; Christianity<br />
  10. 10. “WOODEN PUPPET”<br />
  11. 11. Denotation & Connotation<br />“PUPPET”<br />Denotation<br />Connotation<br />An inanimate object or representational figure animated or manipulated by an entertainer, who is called a puppeteer.<br />A person/people that conforms to pointless ideals set by others.<br />
  12. 12. “PUPPET GOVERNMENT”<br />