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       POLYSEMY

        PART ONE




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AUGUSTINE: the problem of
    communication




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Augustine’s Theory of the Sign 1




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        Connection btn.
    SIGNIFIER and SIGNIFIED




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CONNECTION btn.
SIGNIFIER and
SIGN
What does a barking
dog say?

ENGLISH: Woof!
ITALIAN: Bau!
FRENCH: Ouaf!
PORTUGUESE: Au!
JAPANESE: Won!




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          Structure of Metaphor




                love   rose

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      SIGN/METAPHOR




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ALL LANGUAGE IS METAPHORICAL
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       SIGN/POLYSEMY




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