Semiotics: The Basics / Edition 1

Semiotics: The Basics / Edition 1

by Daniel Chandler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415265932

ISBN-13: 9780415265935

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Following the success of the first edition, Semiotics: the Basics has been revised to include new material on the development of semiotics from Saussure to contemporary socio-semiotics. This second edition is fully updated with an extended index, glossary and further reading section, Using jargon-free language and lively up-to-date examples, this book demystifies this…  See more details below

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Following the success of the first edition, Semiotics: the Basics has been revised to include new material on the development of semiotics from Saussure to contemporary socio-semiotics. This second edition is fully updated with an extended index, glossary and further reading section, Using jargon-free language and lively up-to-date examples, this book demystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject and addresses questions such as: What is a sign? Which codes do we take for granted? What is a text? How can semiotics be used in textual analysis? Who are Saussure, Peirce, Barthes and Jakobson - and why are they important? The new edition of Semiotics: the Basics provides an interesting and accessible introduction to this field of study, and is a must-have for anyone coming to semiotics for the first time.

About the Author:
Daniel Chandler is a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415265935
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Basics Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(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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