08:20 Jul 27, 2016
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Danish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy / Early childhood literacy
Danish term or phrase: tegnproducent
This is an abstract for a dissertation concerning early childhood literacy and children's development in writing and reading skills.

Sentence given:
"Børnene har dialoger, hvor de lærer og interagerer med hindanden, hvor det er tegnet som semiotisk ressource, der viser tegnproducentens virksomhed, og dermed viser tegnproducentens fortolkning af en social situation."

The author furthermore explains:
"Tegnproducenter er den, der laver tegnet. I dette tilfælde barnet. Tegnproducenten træffer en række valg ud fra de muligheder, der er til rådighed i den konkrete sociale kontekst. Umiddelbart tænker jeg på sign-maker eller the maker of signs."

However, I am not totally convinced that "sign-maker" would be correct in the context.
Paul Lambert
Local time: 09:14

Summary of reference entries provided
sign-makers / sing-making in semiotics

Discussion entries: 1


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3 hrs
Reference: sign-makers / sing-making in semiotics

Reference information:
Arbitrariness | Glossary of multimodal terms
‎From a social semiotic perspective, this relation is always motivated. In sign
making (rather than sign use) the sign maker selects a signifier for its aptness to
the ...

Semiotics and Cultural Criticism by Arthur Berger
‎The most fundamental concept in semiotics is the sign; semiotic theorists posit
human beings as sign-making and sign-interpreting animals. It is with signs that ...

Multimodal Approaches to Research and Pedagogy: Recognition, ... -
Arlene Archer, Denise Newfield - ‎2014 - Education
In particular, the notion of socio-semiotic ethnography, as presented by Vannini ... semiotics in that it places greater emphasis on speakers (or sign-makers) and ...

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts: ... -
Diane Lapp, Douglas Fisher - ‎2011 - Education
Linking this idea to Peircian notions of semiosis, interest may, in part, guide sign-
makers' choices of the second sign—the interpretant—they bring to an act of ...

Theory and Methods in Social Research -
Bridget Somekh, Cathy Lewin - ‎2011 - Social Science
sign-making and signs. For one of the founders of semiotics, Ferdinand de
Saussure (1857–1915), semiotics was 'the science of the life of signs in society'.

Learning with Multiple Signs: A Semiotic Analysis of Teacher ... -
The new signs created in the maker's mind are eventually related to the newly
formulated concepts when they learn. Furthermore, the semiotic transmediation, ...

Note added at 3 hrs (2016-07-27 11:59:37 GMT)

Sign (semiotics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
‎In semiotics, a sign is something that can be interpreted as having a meaning,
which is ..... The Semiotic Review of Books, Gary Genosko, General Editor; Paul ...

Semiotics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
‎Semiotics is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign processes and
meaningful communication. This includes the study of signs and sign processes ...

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