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    itself or in itself?

    Which one is correct?
    Semiotics is not a discipline itself or Semiotics is not a discipline in itself?

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    Re: itself or in itself?

    Quote Originally Posted by NORINET View Post
    Which one is correct?
    Semiotics is not a discipline itself or Semiotics is not a discipline in itself?
    I would say it one of these two ways (but I haven't got time to work out why, they just sound better!):

    1 - Semiotics itself is not a discipline.
    2 - Semiotics is not a discipline in and of itself.

    The second one is an idiomatic expression.

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