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"Eco wittily and enchantingly develops themes often touched on in his previous works, but he delves deeper into their complex nature... this collection can be read with pleasure by those unversed in semiotic theory." -Times Literary Supplement

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This book is a reprinting of the second collection (originally dated 1979) from among Thomas Sebeok's essays on general semiotics and some of its applications. In the first half of the book are essays that confront a postulated separation between nature and…

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The first concrete presentation of phenomenological method in the philosophy of communication and the first systematic look at Henry Grattan, 18thó19th century Irish statesman. Individual chapters cover the method of semiotic phenomenology as it applies to the…

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This volume contains two of Professor Meyer Schapiro's most important works on the complex and provocative relationships between writing and images. In "Words and Pictures: On the Literal and the Symbolic in the Illustration of a Text", Professor Schapiro…

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Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields--from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy--survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture in this new work. The articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists,…

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Ethnographic fieldwork and formal linguistic analysis have traditionally been thought to be diametrically opposed. In this provocative analysis Peter Manning argues that these methods of qualitative research are complementary. After examining the potential…

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"... the greatest contribution to [semiotics] since the pioneering work of C. S. Peirce and Charles Morris." -Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism "... draws on philosophy, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and aesthetics and refers to a wide range of…

Semiotics 1987

by John Deely

|September 23, 1988

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The proceedings of the 1987 meeting of the Semiotic Society of America includes a distinguished cross section of scholars exploring the expanse of semiotics research today. Sections include: 'A Maxim for Semiotics'; I. Issues at the Foundation of Semiotics; II.…

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"The book offers . . . a clutch of examples of semiotics usefully and intelligently applied, which Scholes's patient, cheerful tone and his resolutely concrete vocabulary manage to combine into a breezily informative American confection."-Terence Hawkes, Times…

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Umberto Eco is known among academics for his literary and cultural theories, and to an enormous international audience through his novels The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum. Peter Bondanella offers the first comprehensive study in English of Eco's…

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Semiotics - the study of the encoding of meaning - has so far been confined largely within the humanities, where it has forged a whole new way of understanding meaning and its construction. In this multidisciplinary study, Edwina Taborsky applies semiotic theory…

Semiotics 1989

by John Deely

|August 29, 1990

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The proceedings of the 1989 annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America include 48 contributions by scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds. Sections: I. Semiotics and Peirce; II. Narrative; III. Literary Semiotics; IV. Nursing and Semiotics; V.…