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Concise and interesting introduction to a field I don t know much about. The interpretive science of semiotics offers powerful analytical tools for the application of many disciplines to the study of perception Semiotics is the study of signs, and as such, is of relevance to a wide spectrum of scholars and professionals, including social scientists, psychologists, artists, graphic designers, and students of literature Semiosis the production and interpretation of linguistic and visual signs is innate to human beings of all societies From the simplest of hand gestures to the most complex diagrams and charts, the sign is key to the communication of ideas Thomas A Sebeok examines, in an engaging, readable style, how the sign mediates between bodily experience and abstract thoughtThis 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 From an overview of the discipline to a detailed exploration of sign categories, the author powerfully demonstrates the co dependency of verbal and non verbal communicationAimed primarily at undergraduate and graduate students, this engaging book also has plenty to offer any general reader who is interested in exploring and analyzing the complex sign systems we so often take for granted Signs: An Introduction to Semiotics


About the Author: Thomas Albert Sebeok

Thomas Albert Sebeok or Seb k was a prominent linguist and semiotician, and editor in chief of the leading periodical in the field, Semiotica, from its 1969 founding until 2001 He earned his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1945 He is counted among the originators of the field of biosemiotics, and was highly influential in the study of non human signaling and communication systems.Sebeok was survived by his wife and frequent co author , Jean Umiker Sebeok


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