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"This is the most systematic discussion of semiotics yet published." -- Choice

"A bravura performance." -- Thomas Sebeok

"Nöth's handbook is an outstanding encyclopedia that provides first-rate information on many facets of sign-related studies, research results, and applications." -- Social Sciences in General

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. PART I. History and Classics of Modern Semiotics
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. History of Semiotics
  2. pp. 11-38
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  1. Peirce
  2. pp. 39-47
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  1. Morris
  2. pp. 48-55
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  1. Saussure
  2. pp. 56-63
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  1. Hjelmslev
  2. pp. 64-73
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  1. Jakobson
  2. pp. 74-76
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  1. PART II. Sign and Meaning
  2. pp. 77-78
  1. Sign
  2. pp. 79-91
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  1. Meaning, Sense, and Reference
  2. pp. 92-102
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  1. Semantics and Semiotics
  2. pp. 103-106
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  1. Typology of Signs: Sign, Signal, Index
  2. pp. 107-114
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  1. Symbol
  2. pp. 115-120
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  1. Icon and Iconicity
  2. pp. 121-127
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  1. Metaphor
  2. pp. 128-133
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  1. Information
  2. pp. 134-144
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  1. III. Semiosis, Code, and the Semiotic Field
  2. pp. 146-146
  1. Zoosemiotics, Ethology, and Semiogenesis
  2. pp. 147-167
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  1. Communication and Semiosis
  2. pp. 168-180
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  1. Function
  2. pp. 181-191
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  1. Magic
  2. pp. 188-191
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  1. Structure
  2. pp. 192-197
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  1. System
  2. pp. 198-205
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  1. Code
  2. pp. 206-220
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  1. Teaching
  2. pp. 221-224
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  1. PART IV. Language and Language-Based Codes
  2. pp. 225-226
  1. Verbal Communication: Introduction
  2. pp. 227-228
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  1. Language in a Semiotic Frame
  2. pp. 229-239
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  1. Arbitrariness and Motivation: The Language Sign
  2. pp. 240-246
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  1. Paralanguage
  2. pp. 247-250
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  1. Writing
  2. pp. 251-266
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  1. Universal Language
  2. pp. 267-278
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  1. Sign Language
  2. pp. 279-286
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  1. Language Substitutes
  2. pp. 287-292
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  1. PART V. From Structuralism to Text Semiotics: Schools and Major Figures
  2. pp. 293-294
  1. From Structuralism to Text Semiotics: Introduction
  2. pp. 295-297
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  1. Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and Neostructuralism
  2. pp. 298-306
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  1. Russian Formalism, Prague School, Soviet Semiotics
  2. pp. 307-309
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  1. Barthes’s Text Semiotics
  2. pp. 310-313
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  1. Greimas’s Structural Semantics and Text Semiotic Project
  2. pp. 314-320
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  1. Kristeva’s Semanalysis
  2. pp. 321-324
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  1. Eco
  2. pp. 325-326
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  1. PART VI. Text Semiotics: The Field
  2. pp. 327-328
  1. Text Semiotics: Introduction
  2. pp. 329-333
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  1. Hermeneutics and Exegesis
  2. pp. 334-337
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  1. Rhetoric and Stylistics
  2. pp. 338-345
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  1. Literature
  2. pp. 346-353
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  1. Poetry and Poeticalness
  2. pp. 354-360
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  1. Theater and Drama
  2. pp. 361-366
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  1. Narrative
  2. pp. 367-373
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  1. Myth
  2. pp. 374-376
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  1. Ideology
  2. pp. 377-380
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  1. Theology
  2. pp. 381-384
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  1. PART VII. Nonverbal Communication
  2. pp. 385-386
  1. Nonverbal Communication: Introduction
  2. pp. 387-391
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  1. Gesture, “Body Language,” and Kinesics
  2. pp. 392-401
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  1. Facial Signals
  2. pp. 402-404
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  1. Gaze
  2. pp. 405-406
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  1. Tactile Communication
  2. pp. 407-409
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  1. Proxemics: The Semiotics of Space
  2. pp. 410-414
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  1. Chronemics: The Semiotics of Time
  2. pp. 415-418
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  1. PART VIII. Aesthetics and Visual Communication
  2. pp. 419-420
  1. Aesthetics
  2. pp. 421-428
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  1. Music
  2. pp. 429-434
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  1. Architecture
  2. pp. 435-439
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  1. Objects
  2. pp. 440-445
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  1. Image
  2. pp. 446-455
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  1. Painting
  2. pp. 456-459
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  1. Photography
  2. pp. 460-462
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  1. Film
  2. pp. 463-471
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  1. Comics
  2. pp. 472-475
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  1. Advertising
  2. pp. 476-480
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 481-550
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  1. Index of Subjects and Terms
  2. pp. 551-564
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 565-576
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