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A Theory of Semiotics by Umberto Eco
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A Theory of Semiotics (edition 1976)

by Umberto Eco

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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.… (more)
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Title:A Theory of Semiotics
Authors:Umberto Eco
Info:Bloomington: Indiana University Press (1976), 354 pgs., paperback
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Before there was linguistics, there was 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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