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1868 Bugle Call Semiotics: Melody as Communication in War

Archive.org presents this very fine example of a system of communication during war. Signs, sounds and symbols that have semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics basically boil down to a bugle melody telling soldiers their actions.

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  1. Raoul says

    If you’re ever in Australia, we need to have a beer and introduce you to some interesting people.



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