Semiotics: The Basics

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Routledge, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 273 pages
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Following the successful Basicsformat, this is thebook for anyone coming to semiotics for the first time. Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basicsdemystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out what a sign and a text are, what codes we take for granted, how semiotics can be used in textual analysis and who Saussure, Peirce, Barthes and Jakobson are and why they are important. Features include a glossary of key terms and realistic suggestions for further reading. This book also has a highly-developed and long-established online version of the book at:

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This book is a must read for everyone who would ask the question "what is semiotics?" A great overview of the field and the different areas it handles and doesn't handle. It gave names and concepts to ... Read full review

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This book is an absolutely fantastic introduction to the field of semiotics as well as structuarlist/poststructuralist theories. Daniel Chandler breaks down the origins of the field and contextualizes ... Read full review

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Daniel Chandler is a Lecturer in the deprtment of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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