Dictionary of Semiotics by Bronwen MartinDictionary of Semiotics by Bronwen Martin

Dictionary of Semiotics

byBronwen Martin, Felizitas Ringham

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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A much-needed guide to the terms and models used in the semiotic approach. Over the past few decades, semiotics has increasingly gained in popularity and yet, to many, the very term remains an enigma. But, until now, there has never been a dictionary that simply expresses the terms and models. The Dictionary of Semiotics' entries are based on the theory evolved by the Paris School of semiotics founded by A.J. Greimas. This invaluable guide combines a wordbook with detailed explanation of theory and a host of practical illustrations-all accessible to students of all levels. A specialized lexicon of semiotics' metalanguage follows an initial definition of the concept, coupled with a brief historical overview of the elaboration of European semiotic theory. The definitions are expressed in lucid terms and further clarified by easily understood examples. Finally, a semiotic analysis of "Sleeping Beauty" provides a practical example of the method, both illustrating how semiotic models can be helpful in probing effects of meaning on the textual surface and showing how to integrate them into wider contexts.
Bronwen Martin is a Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Felizitas Ringham is a Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Title:Dictionary of SemioticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.24 × 5.88 × 0.55 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0304706361

ISBN - 13:9780304706365

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"...useful to students and other interested persons who are familiar with semantics and speech acts."--American Reference Books Annual Highlights