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Handbook of Semiotics (Advances in Semiotics)

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Publisher Comments:

When the German-language edition of this book was published in 1984, Thomas Sebeok, reviewing it in the Times Literary Supplement, called it "a bravura solo performance by a young German academic who has reduced into the compass of a one-volume manual a vast mass of information about contemporary semiotics. He is obviously abreast of most developments and well organized, has no evident partisan axes to grind, and writes with economy, percision, and lucidity."

Synopsis:

"This is the most systematic discussion of semiotics yet published." --Choice

"A bravura performance." --Thomas Sebeok

"Nöth's handbook is an outstanding encyclopedia that provides first-rate information on many facets of sign-related studies, research results, and applications." --Social Sciences in General

About the Author

WINFRIED NÖTH is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Kassel, Germany. Nöth is the author of several books and numerous articles in the fields of linguistics and the semiotics of art, literature, and the media.

Table of Contents

History and Classics of Modern Semiotics

Sign and Meaning

Sign — Meaning, Sense, and Reference — Semantics and Semiotics — Topology of Signs: Sign, Signal, Index — Symbol — Icon and Iconicity — Metaphor — Information

Semiosis, Code, and the Semiotic Field

Zoosemiotics, Ethology, and Semiogenesis — Communication and Semiosis — Function — Magic — Structure — System — Code — Teaching

Language and Language-Based Codes

Verbal Communication: Introduction — Language in a Semiotic Frame — Arbitrariness and Motivation: The Language Sign — Paralanguage — Writing — Universal Language — Sign Language — Language Substitutes

From Structuralism to Text Semiotics: Schools and Major Figures

Introduction — Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and Neostructuralism — Russian Formalism, Prague School, Soviet Semiotics — Barthes's Text Semiotics — Greimas"s Structural Semantics and Text Semiotic Project — Kristeva's Semanalysis — Eco

Text Semiotics: The Field

Text Semiotics: Introduction — Hermeneutics and Exegesis — Rhetoric and Stylistics — Literature — Poetry and Poeticalness — Theater and Drama — Narrative — Myth — Ideology — Theology

Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication: Introduction — Gesture, "Body Language," and Kinesics — Facial Signs — Gaze — Tactile Communication — Proxemics: The Semiotics of Space — Chronemics: The Semiotics of Time

Aesthetics and Visual Communication

Aesthetics — Music — Architecture — Objects — Image — Painting — Photography — Film — Comics — Advertising

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253209597
Author:
Noth, Winfried
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Semiotics; Language; Linguistics; Reference
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Advances in Semiotics (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
10.08x7.04x1.24 in. 2.31 lbs.

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Product details 592 pages Indiana University Press - English 9780253209597 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This is the most systematic discussion of semiotics yet published." --Choice

"A bravura performance." --Thomas Sebeok

"Nöth's handbook is an outstanding encyclopedia that provides first-rate information on many facets of sign-related studies, research results, and applications." --Social Sciences in General

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