[ sĭn′tl-ā′tĭng ]
A localized area of blindness that may follow the appearance of brilliantly colored shimmering lights and is associated with the aura of migraine.
The Value of Signs: Saussure’s rebuttalWe’ve reached the final installment of our series on Ferdinand de Saussure and the scintillating study of semiology. In our last post we left our friend Saussure in a rather unflattering light, when we explored the first scientific evidence against his hypothesis: that the relationship between the sign (a word) and the signified (the concept a word represents) might not be as arbitrary as Saussure …
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