Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Memo: Semiotics of Vulgarity

It would be interesting to see what may be revealed about the phenomenon of vulgarity through a semiotic analysis.

My initial impression/intuition—the vulgar is distinguished not by the denotation but by the cultural connotation associated with a word; it's a negative phenomenon rather than positive, where the vulgar exists precisely in that space between pure description and connoted association.

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