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Liminal to Liminoid, in Play, Flow, and Ritual: An Essay in Comparative Symbology

  title={Liminal to Liminoid, in Play, Flow, and Ritual: An Essay in Comparative Symbology},
  author={Victor Witter Turner},
  journal={Rice Institute Pamphlet - Rice University Studies},
  • V. Turner
  • Published 1 July 1974
  • Linguistics
  • Rice Institute Pamphlet - Rice University Studies
First I will describe what 1 mean by "comparative symbology" and how, in a broad way, it differs from such disciplines as "semiotics" (or "semiology") and "symbolic anthropology," which are also concerned with the study of such terms as symbols, signs, signals, significations, icons, signifiers, signif ied~, sign-vehicles, and so on. Here, I want to discuss some of the types of sociocultural processes and settings in which new symbols, verbal and nonverbal, tend to be generated. This will lead… 

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