What is Semiotics? - Definition & Examples


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Ferdinand de Saussure is important to literary theory because ______________.

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1. What is semiotics?

2. Which word most accurately describes la langue?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept of semiotics. Specifically, you'll be assessed on your understanding of the work and theories of Ferdinand de Saussure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Meaning of semiotics
  • Parts of semiotics
  • Work and theories of Ferdinand de Saussure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related linguistics lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about linguistics in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding la langue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about signifiers and the signified

Additional Learning

To learn more about linguistics, review the following lesson called What is Semiotics? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of semiotics
  • Identify and define the parts of semiotics
  • Know the work and theories of Ferdinand de Saussure