Semiotics 1980 pp 281-295 | Cite as

Semiotic Perspectives on Chinese a Picturesque Language

  • Paul Y. Lin


The title of this paper his an appositive “A Picturesque Language” following “Chinese.”1 The appositive signifies a certain property of language observed in Chinese, when the language is regarded as “signs.” This paper is to propose an alternate way of doing syntax and semantics. It will explore the properties of language in a semiotic perspective with special reference to Chinese. It will examine the relations; among sign, the object designated, and an interpretant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Y. Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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