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The Semiotics of Emoji

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Preface 1. Emoji and Writing Systems 2. Emoji Uses 3. Emoji Competence 4. Emoji Semantics 5. Emoji Grammar 6. Emoji Pragmatics 7. Emoji Variation 8. Emoji Spread 9. Universal Languages 10. A Communication Revolution? References Index

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Emojis have gone from being niche internet symbols to ubiquitous communicative tools. Marcel Danesi explores what they can teach us about language and the future of communication.

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Marcel Danesi is a Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is known for his work in semiotics and youth culture. He has published on the meanings of popular culture and how they inform social evolution. He has also written textbooks introducing linguistics and semiotics, and published a series of books on advertising as a sign system.


The main contributions of Danesi's work are, first, his report on the survey of a hundred eighteen to twenty-two-year-old university students - fifty males and fifty females - along with examples of their text messages. * Times Literary Supplement * Danesi maintains a healthy level of scepticism about the applications and future of the emoji, especially when it comes to "translations" of classics such as Moby-Dick and Alice in Wonderland. * The Sydney Herald * The Semiotics of Emoji is an important reminder of the limitations of language and sound, and how much visual symbols can aid human interaction and add to the richness of communication. * Inspector Insight * Danesi's goal was to provide readers with a look at emoji that was accessible to everyone ... He reached that goal by providing a great balance of information coming from his vast experience in various fields. * The Linguist List *

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