A Theory of Semiotics

A Theory of Semiotics

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... the greatest contribution to [semiotics] since the pioneering work of C. S. Peirce and Charles Morris." -Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

... draws on philosophy, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and aesthetics and refers to a wide range of scholarship... raises many fascinating questions." -Language in Society

... a major contribution to the field of semiotic studies." -Robert Scholes, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

... the most significant text on the subject published in the English language that I know of." -Arthur Asa Berger, Journal of Communication

Eco's treatment demonstrates his mastery of the field of semiotics. It focuses on the twin problems of the doctrine of signs-communication and signification-and offers a highly original theory of sign production, including a carefully wrought typology of signs and modes of production.


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Details

Author(s)
Umberto Eco
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 22.61mm | 32g
Publication date
01 Feb 1979
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Publication City/Country
Bloomington, IN, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0253202175
ISBN13
9780253202178
Bestsellers rank
148,383