Semiotics of natural disaster discourse in post-tsunami world: A theoretical framework

Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):231-243 (2006)
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Abstract

The study of natural disaster and its discursive dimensions from a semiotic perspective can provide a theoretical frame for the scientific communication of global catastrophes. In this paper I will suggest two models; one is a semiotic model on the natural catastrophic events and the other is a hexagon model composed of semiotic dimensions of natural disaster discourse. The six main modules include narration, description, explication, visualization, prevention, and recovery action.

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