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Sprache - Kultur - Kommunikation / Language - Culture - Communication by Simone Heekeren, Samuel Weber, Peter Krapp, Werner Holly, Ludwig Jäger

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Kulturbegriffe und Sprache

Concepts of culture and language

11.Culture as sign/signifier/signifying

1.“Culture” as part of “language”

2.Peirce: the incursion of the present participle in the process of semiosis

3.Saussure: from “signifier” to “signifying” (signifiant)

4.Selected references

1.“Culture” as part of “language”

To speak of “concepts of culture and language” it is helpful to begin by recalling that both “culture” and “language” themselves are “concepts”, which as such require something like “language” in order to be articulated meaningfully. It is clear that language, however defined, presupposes a cultural milieu in order to develop. But the notion that language either constitutes merely a part of “culture”, or that it can be clearly ...

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