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Sign Systems Studies
Family tree diagrams are a specific type of visual representation of time that serve a range of purposes. This research considers their semiosic development across western cultures using cases from the earliest extant copies of the eighth century to current online versions. Cases are taken from the fields of religion, genealogy, history, anthropology, genetics, and popular culture. The paper begins with a general model of tree design based upon the linguistic representation of time, or tense,doi:10.12697/sss.2014.42.2-3.05 fatcat:gokdbb6bd5af7nvqd2aw2bngkq