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From: Price, Ilfryn (I.Price@shu.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 14:47:27 GMT

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    >The fact that a reader may extract a different meaning from a text than the writer intended to imbue it with does not change the fact that
    the writer specifically intended a meaning. Also, the very fact that the text can be READ, that is, that a person can DECODE a meaningful
    message at all according to a shared linguistic system, entails that a meaningful message was CODED there by a WRITER in that system, even
    if it does not communicate with high fidelity.>

    Another statement of the paradox of the selfish signifier (my posts passim). Fidelity of decoding (fidelity of the signified) is not, or not
    always, an aid to replication. Fidelity of coding (fidelity of signifier replication) is an aid to same.


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