Semiotics: The Basics / Edition 2

Semiotics: The Basics / Edition 2

by Daniel Chandler
     
 

Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basics demystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out:
•What is a sign?
•Which codes do we take for granted?
•What is a text?
•How can semiotics be used in textual analysis?
•Who were Saussure,

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Overview

Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basics demystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out:
•What is a sign?
•Which codes do we take for granted?
•What is a text?
•How can semiotics be used in textual analysis?
•Who were Saussure, Peirce, Barthes and Jakobson - and why are they important?
Features include a glossary of key terms and realistic suggestions for further reading. There is also a highly-developed and long-established online version of the book at: www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415351119
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/25/2004
Series:
Basics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Models of the sign17
2Signs and things55
3Analysing structures79
4Challenging the literal123
5Codes147
6Textual interactions175
7Limitations and strengths207
Going further221
Glossary223
References247
Index263

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