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what is a “discursive site”?

I am looking for a definition of "discursive site". I have looked up Foucault's definition of discourse, but can't find anything. Any references or explanations welcome.
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The possibility of linking two perceptual modalities in a coherent way

I am reading the book of Roy Harris "Rethinking writing" and see his arguments in favor of autonomity of writing from speech. There could be no complete isomorphism between any system of visible ...
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What is difference between semiotics and memetics?

A long time ago, in High School, I was interested in meaning of symbols. Recently when I read "The Selfish Gene" I starting reading up on memetics and I encountered semiotics criticism of memetics ...
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Are here (in *semiotics*) technical terms for, and treatments in philosophy of, the use of “transparent” symbols in *monochrome* communication? [closed]

Questions. (0) Is there (especially in the Semiotics literature) a technical term for, and are there technical philosophical writings on, the use of "transparent" symbols to convey meaning in ...
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References for the study of language

I'm looking for (not too difficult too read) references related to Semiotics Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Linguistics I mainly seek the understanding of ideas about the relation between ...
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How do we understand and fix reference for scientific units of measure?

Saul Kripke provides us with a clear way of how we understand and use names in Naming and Necessity. While this solves the problem of how we attribute and understand proper names an interesting ...
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Did Confucius say “Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws”?

It is claimed here that Confucius said: Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws. Is this true? If so, in what work did he say this?
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Origin of Charles Sander Peirce's model of triadic signs diagram?

Does anyone know the origin of this diagram based on Charles Sander Peirce's model of triadic signs? http://faculty.georgetown.edu/irvinem/theory/peirce-semiosis.gif Is it by Peirce and if so from ...
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What does Barthes mean when he calls boxing a “Jansenist sport”?

In the essay The World of Wrestling, Roland Barthes has this to say about the distinction between boxing and wrestling. This public knows very well the distinction between wrestling and boxing; it ...
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Do linguists call human language “natural”? [closed]

From a recent question (Could a programming language be considered as a language?), it came to me the impression that there may be some confusion about the terminology professional linguists use, when ...