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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 Supplementread more

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'Eco's very erudite and provocative book draws on philosophy, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, and aesthetics and refers to a wide range of scholarship, both European and American. It raises many fascinating questions which merit considerable probing.'-Language in Societyread more

Social Semiotics

by Robert Hodge|

October 3, 1988

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Semiotics was defined by Ferdinand de Saussure as "the science of the life of signs in society." Robert Hodge and Gunther Kress here confront the conceptual difficulties that have limited its growth as a field of inquiry and demonstrate how it can be integrated with the social analysis of power,…read more

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Thirty high-level essays on various aspects of semiotics by Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian scholars.read more

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In Semiotic Investigations, Alec McHoul develops a theory of meaning that he calls "effective semiotics" - a theory that investigates "the ways in which signs have meaning by virtue of their actual uses". McHoul expounds his theory of effective semiotics - of "meaning-as-use" - in a series of…read more

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"... not merely interesting and novel, but also exceedingly provocative and heuristically fertile." -The Review of Metaphysics "... essential reading for anyone interesting in... the new reader-centered forms of criticism." -Library Journal In this erudite and imaginative book, Umberto Eco sets…read more

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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 Literary Supplementread more

Semiotics 1986

by John Deely|

October 14, 1987

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The proceedings of the eleventh annual meeting of the Semiotics Society of America include 46 contributions on the following: Semiotic Perspectives on Ancient and Medieval Texts; Semiotic Perspectives on 18th- and 19th-Century Literature; Semiotic Perspectives on Contemporary Literature; Semiotic…read more

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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 benefits and limitations of each method…read more

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"For anyone seriously interested in Peirce, or in nineteenth-century American philosophy, or in American intellectual history, or in philosophy in general, or in semiotics and its philosophical import, these volumes should be required reading." -Murray G. Murphey, Semioticaread more

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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 specific practice of rhetorical…read more

Semiotics 1982

by John Deely|

August 11, 1987

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The proceedings of the 7th annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America includes 57 articles spanning the broad reach of semioticians. Subject areas include: Semiotics and the Problem of the Observer; Semiotics of Language and Behavior; Semiotics of Literature; Semiotics of Education and…read more