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Semiotics 1980 pp 165-169 | Cite as

On Discovering the Semiotic Organization of Experience: The Public Meanings and Private Meanings of Objects

  • Jeffrey Mark Golliher

Abstract

Seemingly overwhelming problems in the study of meaning, reality realms, the organization of experience, and other related matters hinge on some fundamental scientific misconceptions about the nature of the phenomena in question. The purpose of the research that forms the basis of this paper is to discover fundamental principles that lend organization to daily human experience through the elicitation of freely associated verbal reports. Theoretical implications of the analysis have a direct bearing on theory building and the necessary relationship between method and theory in semiological inquiry. 1

Keywords

Verbal Report Connotative Meaning Clothing Style Public Meaning Denotative Meaning 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Mark Golliher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyState University of New York at BuffaloUSA

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