Signs / Edition 2

Signs / Edition 2

by Thomas A. Sebeok
     
 

This updated second edition of Signs combines some of Sebeok's most important essays with a new general introduction, introductory passages at the outset of each chapter, a glossary, and brief biographies of the major semioticians.See more details below

Overview

This updated second edition of Signs combines some of Sebeok's most important essays with a new general introduction, introductory passages at the outset of each chapter, a glossary, and brief biographies of the major semioticians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802084729
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Toronto Studies in Semiotics and Communication Series
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Foreword: Thomas A. Sebeok and Semiotics
1Basic Notions3
The Object of Semiotics4
Defining the Sign5
Structural Properties6
Semiosis and Representation8
Types of Signs8
Nonverbal Communication11
2The Study of Signs25
A Biological Approach to the Study of Signs27
Messages31
The Sign32
Signs and 'Reality'36
3Six Species of Signs39
General Features of Signs39
Six Species of Signs42
Signal44
Symptom46
Icon50
Index53
Symbol55
Name59
On the Being, Behaving, and Becoming of Signs61
4Symptom Signs65
The Meaning of Symptom66
The Peircean View70
Symptoms and the Medical Origin of Semiotics72
Interpreting Symptoms76
5Indexical Signs83
Indexicality84
Features of Indexicality87
Manifestations of Indexicality92
The Study of Indexicality96
6Iconic Signs103
Iconicity103
The Incidence of Iconicity105
Features of Iconicity107
The Study of Iconicity110
7Fetish Signs115
The Origin of Fetishism as 'Deviation'116
The Fetish in Psychology and Sexology117
The Fetish in Semiotics123
8Language Signs127
The Study of the Verbal Sign128
Verbal and Nonverbal Signing135
9Language as a Primary Modelling System?139
Modelling System140
Uexkull's Model Revisited143
Language as a Modelling System146
Concluding Remarks148
Glossary151
Bibliography159
Index187

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