oa South African Family Practice - Semiotics in the medical consultation : peripheralia

Volume 52, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Semiotics is the study of human communication especially when we communicate using signs or symbols. It comes from the Greek, , meaning a sign. It is really something we do all day in every consultation so the next time that you are asked to fill in a form and it asks for your occupation, you might like to write: Semioticist.

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