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Handbook of Semiotics


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

"A bravura performance." -- Thomas Sebeok

"NAth'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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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

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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1991

About the Author

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

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