Examination of facial expressions in illustrated pre-school children books in relation to "Signifier and Signified"

Dag E. S.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2957-2961 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.447
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2957-2961


Semiotic analysis is a study of sign processes and communication. Facial expressions and the body language in the illustrations are important signs to emphasis the desired idea. Illustrated pre-school children books are very effective in shaping the mind and imaginations of the children. In this article the relations of signifier and signified at facial expressions in illustrations of children books are analyzed. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.