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A theory of semiotics

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1976.
Series: Advances in semiotics.
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eco, Umberto.
Theory of semiotics.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1976
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0253359554 9780253359551 0253202175 9780253202178
OCLC Number: 1195082
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: ForewordNote on graphic conventions0. Introduction-Toward a Logic of Culture0.1. Design for a semiotic theory0.2. 'Semiotics': field or discipline?0.3. Communication and/or signification0.4. Political boundaries: the field0.5. Natural boundaries: two definitions of semiotics0.6. Natural boundaries: inference and signification0.7. Natural boundaries; the lower threshold0.8. Natural boundaries: the upper threshold0.9. Epistemological boundaries1. Signification and Communication1.1. An elementary communicational model1.2. Systems and codes1.3. The s-code as structure1.4. Information, communication, signification2. Theory of Codes2.1. The sign-function2.2. Expression and content2.3. Denotation and connotation2.4. Message and text2.5 Content and referent2.6. Meaning as cultural unit2.7. The interpretant2.8. The semantic system2.9. The semantic markers and the sememe2.10. The KF model2.11. A revised semantic model2.12. The model "Q"2.13. The format of the semantic space2.14. Overcoding and undercoding2.15. The interplay of codes and the message as an open form3. Theory of Sign Production3.1. A general survey3.2. Semiotic and factual statements3.3. Mentioning3.4 The prolem of a typology of signs3.5. Critique of iconism3.6. A typology of modes of production3.7. The aesthetic text as invention3.8. The rhetorical labor3.9. Ideological code switching4. The Subject of SemioticsReferencesIndex of authorsIndex of subjects
Series Title: Advances in semiotics.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco.


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