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flaming

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Media Studies.

1. The act of posting angry or insulting messages (flames) to an internet newsgroup or other online forum. A flame war is an exchange of such messages.

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hybrid genre

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Linguistics.

[Latin hybrida ‘mongrel’]

In genre theory, the combination of two or more genres. Back to the Future 3 (1990) combines elements of science fiction and western films. Such...

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imaginary signifier

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Linguistics.

A term used by Metz to refer to the cinematic signifier—the medium of film. ‘What is characteristic of the cinema is not the imaginary that it may happen to represent, but the imaginary...

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mass communication

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Linguistics.

‘One-to-many’ messages technologically mediated through the mass media, making this a distinctively modern form of communication. As a form of long-distance communication it has particular...

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multimodality

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Media Studies.

(adj. multimodal)

The use of more than one semiotic mode in meaning-making, communication, and representation generally, or in a specific situation. Such modes include...

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pictorial semiotics

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Media Studies.

The study of images, pictorial codes, and visual media as sign systems. This includes images in various forms, such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and pictorial advertisements. The...

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picture perception

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Linguistics.

The processes involved in making sense of visual images. Although some basic perceptual processes may be innate and universal (see gestalt laws), pictorial perception draws on...

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signification

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Linguistics.

1. The defining function of signs (i.e. that they signify, or ‘stand for’ something other than themselves).

2. The process of signifying (semiosis).

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social knowledge

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Understanding of reality and the world and cultural knowledge of social codes and situational contexts, including common sense, folk psychology, cultural literacy, and familiarity with...

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