A Semiotic-based Approach as an Effective Tool for Teaching Verbal and Non-verbal Aspects of Language

  • Ibrahim Mohammad Abushihab
  • Published 2012

Abstract

Language as a means of communication has been the target of many scholars and linguists such as Saussure (1913), Jakobson (1974), Chomsky (1957) among others. Such scholars and Linguists have discussed the important aspects of Language focusing on the relationship between the signs (signifiers) and objects (signified) (Pierce cited in Ibrahim, 2005:10). Linguistics is used to tackle the non-linguistic signs, i.e. the visual signs, and gestures as well. This paper deals with the basic principles and insights of semiotics and its possible application to foreign language learning settings. It is hoped that the findings of this paper will raise awareness of teachers as a foreign language to what constitutes the semiotic approach and how to apply it.

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@inproceedings{Abushihab2012ASA, title={A Semiotic-based Approach as an Effective Tool for Teaching Verbal and Non-verbal Aspects of Language}, author={Ibrahim Mohammad Abushihab}, year={2012} }