|Denotation, naming: specify a word or phrase for an object. Related terms description designation.|
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|Gabriele Röttger-Denker Barthes zur Einführung Hamburg 1989
E.g. Spaghetti package with Italian tricolor
Signified: is formed by the real object.
Signifier: is formed by the photographed object.
Denotation: the literal image is denotated.
Connotation: the symbolic image is connotated.
Cultural knowledge is necessary for interpretation.
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