Una aproximación semiótica al estudio de los emojis

  1. Vela Delfa, Cristina 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01fvbaw18

Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación

ISSN: 1576-4737

Year of publication: 2020

Issue Title: Monográfico: Multilingüismo en las universidades chinas

Issue: 84

Pages: 153-165

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5209/CLAC.69723 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Emojis are graphic signs that are frequently used in written digital interactions. Although they have become increasingly popular since they were incorporated into the Apple keyboard in 2011 and instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp, their origin can be traced back to the 1990’s. In recent years, emojis have emerged as one of the central topics in digital communication studies and have been approached from different fields and theories. In this work, we present a semiotic characterization of emojis. We ask ourselves about the place that these elements occupy in the classification of signs (index, icon, symbol), how their interpretation is constructed and what relationships these communicative units establish between each other.

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