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Meaning Theories

  • By: Bryan Crable
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Although in some ways the question of meaning is as old as symbol use, formalized inquiry into meaning is a far more recent development in human history. Initial investigations into the nature of meaning appear in the writings of the ancient Greeks, but it ...

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