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Signs: An Introduction to Semiotics / Edition 1
     

Signs: An Introduction to Semiotics / Edition 1

by Thomas Sebeok
 

ISBN-10: 0802077803

ISBN-13: 9780802077806

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Semiotics is an interpretive science that provides powerful analytical tools for the study of our perception of reality. In recognition of semiotics’ interdisciplinary nature, this series publishes original work in order to promote an interaction between research and theory in semiotics, the communication sciences, and the cognitive sciences.

Overview

Semiotics is an interpretive science that provides powerful analytical tools for the study of our perception of reality. In recognition of semiotics’ interdisciplinary nature, this series publishes original work in order to promote an interaction between research and theory in semiotics, the communication sciences, and the cognitive sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802077806
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Toronto Studies in Semiotics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionix
Foreword: Thomas A. Sebeok and Semioticsxi
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 Origins 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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