Semiotic Theory and Practice, Volume 1+2

Proceedings of the Third International Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies Palermo, 1984

Author: Michael Herzfeld,Lucio Melazzo

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110868881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1334

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Semiotic theory and practice

proceedings of the Third International Congress of the IASS, Palermo, 1984

Author: International Association for Semiotic Studies. Congress,Michael Herzfeld

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1304

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The Routledge Companion to Semiotics

Author: Paul Cobley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135284296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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The Routledge Companion to Semiotics provides the ideal introduction to semiotics, containing engaging essays from an impressive range of international leaders in the field. Topics covered include: the history, development, and uses of semiotics key theorists, including Saussure, Peirce and Sebeok crucial and contemporary topics such as biosemiotics, sociosemiotics and semioethics the semiotics of media and culture, nature and cognition. Featuring an extended glossary of key terms and thinkers as well as suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable reference guide for students of semiotics at all levels.
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Paris School Semiotics: Practice

Author: Paul Perron,Frank Collins

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9781556190414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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It has often been claimed that the aim of semiotics is to establish a general theory of systems of signification. However, as Jean-Claude Coquet notes in a recent collection of essays, what distinguishes one school of semiotics from another is the initial definition given of sign. If, for certain semioticians, the sign is first of all an observable phenomenon, for the Paris School it is first of all a construct and this point of departure has crucial theoretical and practical consequences. The essays appearing in these two volumes are representative of recent work carried out by members of this semiotic school. Essays in Volume I study problems more closely related to theoretical issues, while Volume II focuses more specifically on various fields of application.
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Semiotics and Dialectics

Ideology and the Text

Author: P. V. Zima

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027215057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 573

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By focusing on the “East European” dialogues and polemics, both contemporary and past, the present volume pursues two aims: 1) It would like to locate the discussion between semiotics and dialectics in an historical context. 2) It would like to make the reader familiar with the solutions proposed by theoreticians like Bakhtin, Lotman, Voloshinov, Fischer and Mukarovský, solutions which, in the past, were frequently ignored by European Marxists, semioticians and sociologists of literature. At present, one cannot help feeling that if they had been familiar with the works of these authors, Marxism, Critical Theory, semiotics and the sociology of literature (of the text) would have evolved differently.
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Interpretation, Law and the Construction of Meaning

Collected Papers on Legal Interpretation in Theory, Adjudication and Political Practice

Author: Anne Wagner,Wouter Werner,Deborah Cao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402053207

Category: Law

Page: 219

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The study of legal semiotics emphasizes the contingency and fluidity of legal concepts and stresses the existence of overlapping, competing and coexisting legal discourses. New problems, changing power structures and societal norms and new faces of injustice – all these force reconsideration, reformulation and even replacement of established doctrines. This book focuses on the application of law in a wide variety of contexts, including international politics and diplomatic practice.
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A Century of Communication Studies

The Unfinished Conversation

Author: Pat J. Gehrke,William M. Keith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134062869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.
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Semantics:

Author: John Lyons,William Lyons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521291651

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 897

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Volume 1 provides a general and comprehensive introduction to semantics, synthesizing work on meaning and communication from many disciplines and setting semantics in the larger framework of semiotics.
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Symboltheorien

Author: Tzvetan Todorov

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110935732

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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Sprachphilosophie, Logik, Linguistik, Semantik, Hermeneutik, Rhetorik, Ästhetik, Poetik - hinter all diesen Disziplinen verbirgt sich für Tzvetan Todorov eine einheitliche Tradition. Er lädt uns ein, den Spuren dieser Tradition zu folgen, von der Antike bis zur Aufklärung, von der Romantik bis zur Gegenwart. Wegweisend bei diesem Gang durch die Jahrhunderte ist der Begriff des Symbols. Todorov gibt uns einen Überblick über die Deutungen, die der Symbolbegriff bei so verschiedenen Autoren wie Aristoteles, Cicero, Quintilian, Augustin, Condillac, Lessing, Diderot, Goethe, Novalis, Moritz, den Gebrüdern Schlegel, Lévy-Bruhl, Freud, Saussure und Jacobson erfahren hat. Die Dichotomien von Zeichen und Symbol, Klassik und Romantik, Rhetorik und Ästhetik erscheinen aus dieser historischen Perspektive in einem neuen Licht. So ist dieses Buch - in der französischen Originalfassung 1977 bei Edition du Seuil erschienen - nicht in erster Linie als Beitrag zur Symboltheorie zu verstehen, sondern als Dokument einer geistesgeschichtlichen Entwicklung, in der zugleich die Konturen einer Geschichte der Semiotik sichtbar werden. Todorov läßt die behandelten Autoren ausführlich zu Wort kommen. Der Leser erhält dadurch Zugang zu einer Fülle von Dokumenten, von denen einige hier zum erstenmal auf deutsch erscheinen.
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Critical Theory and Performance

Author: Janelle G. Reinelt,Joseph R. Roach

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472068869

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

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The first comprehensive survey of the major critical currents and approaches in the lively field of performance studies
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Semiotica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Semantics (Philosophy)

Page: N.A

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Symbolism, Synesthesia, and Semiotics, Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Bonaventure Balla

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477155449

Category: Science

Page: 299

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Have you ever heard about symbols and sounds or music inherently associated with colors? Have you ever heard about people who always dream in color, see sounds or hear colors, odors, and who cannot dissociate days of week, months, numbers and letters from specific colors? This phenomenon is real and called synesthesia. It can be literary, scientific, and/or cognitive. It is analyzed within the framework of symbolism and neuroscience. It takes place in the left hemisphere of the human brain and the neo-cortex. It is activated by the limbic system and the tangling of two or more synapses. In this book, I aspire to reflect on this phenomenon under the auspices of symbolism and neuroscience. However, I will emphasize the literary aspect of synesthesia (synesthesia as a metaphor) while pondering on symbolism as a general trend along with its scientific and cognitive aspects.
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Visible Signs (Second Edition)

An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Arts

Author: David Crow

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940411425

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Explains semiotic terms and theories in relation to visual communication, illustrated with contemporary examples from art and design, it helps readers to develop their own practice.
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Semiotics and Visual Communication

Concepts and Practices

Author: Evripides Zantides

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443859303

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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This book is the result of selective research papers that were presented at the First International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication at the Cyprus University of Technology in November 2011. The conference was structured around the theme from theory to practice, and brought together researchers and practitioners who study and evaluate the ways that semiotic theories can be analysed, perceived and applied in the context of various forms in visual communication. Within a semiotic framework, the book explores research questions under five main thematic areas: Architectural, Spatial Design-Design for Three-Dimensional Products; Design for Print Applications; Design for Screen-Based Media; Pedagogy of Visual Communication; and Visual Arts. This volume will be an asset for people who have an interest in semiotics, not only from a theoretical and historical perspective, but also from an applied point of view, looking at how semiotic theory can be implemented into educational research, design and visual communication practice. The book provides 25 essential contributions that demonstrate how the concepts and theories of semiotics can be creatively adapted within the interdisciplinary nature of visual communication.
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Law and Semiotics

Author: Roberta Kevelson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461307716

Category: Law

Page: 382

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of those problems in law which we inherit and/or retrieve in order to reconstruct and interpret in the light of legal semiotics, however defined. In addition to three main areas of underlying metaphysical assumptions there are also three main areas of possible editorial focus and these should be mentioned. The three areas of focus are: 1) the state-of-the-art of legal semiotics; 2) the dynamic, intense and exceptionally interactive quality of conference participation, and 3) the content of the papers presented which is the material of this volume. My choice of this triad of focal possibilities is to exclude the last since the papers speak for themselves and need but a brief reportorial caption. I also eliminate the second possible focus as the main focus since the discussion was not taped for editing into this volume and must remain for all those who participated a quality of scholarly meetings to be remembered, savored and hoped for. My main focus is on the "state-of-the-art" of legal semiotics. II At the conclusion of the First Round Table on Law and Semiotics (1987) it was noted that there were no working paradigms, in Kuhn's sense, that thus far emerged but rather that several problematic areas were disclosed which warrant attention. Therefore the first concern of Legal Semiotics should be to address the surface, i. e.
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Theatre as Sign System

A Semiotics of Text and Performance

Author: Elaine Aston,George Savona

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415049320

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance.
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Theorising Media and Practice

Author: Birgit Bräuchler,John Postill

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845458540

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Although practice theory has been a mainstay of social theory for nearly three decades, so far it has had very limited impact on media studies. This book draws on the work of practice theorists such as Wittgenstein, Foucault, Bourdieu, Barth and Schatzki and rethinks the study of media from the perspective of practice theory. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from places such as Zambia, India, Hong Kong, the United States, Britain, Norway and Denmark, the contributors address a number of important themes: media as practice; the interlinkage between media, culture and practice; the contextual study of media practices; and new practices of digital production. Collectively, these chapters make a strong case for the importance of theorising the relationship between media and practice and thereby adding practice theory as a new strand to the study of anthropology of media.
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Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd

A Post-Jungian Perspective

Author: Helena Bassil-Morozow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317723287

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Tim Burton’s films are well known for being complex and emotionally powerful. In this book, Helena Bassil-Morozow employs Jungian and post-Jungian concepts of unconscious mental processes along with film semiotics, analysis of narrative devices and cinematic history, to explore the reworking of myth and fairytale in Burton’s gothic fantasy world. The book explores the idea that Burton’s lonely, rebellious ‘monstrous’ protagonists roam the earth because they are unable to fit into the normalising tendencies of society and become part of ‘the crowd’. Divided into six chapters the book considers the concept of the archetype in various settings focusing on: the child the monster the superhero the genius the maniac the monstrous society. Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd offers an entirely fresh perspective on Tim Burton’s works. The book is essential reading for students and scholars of film or Jungian psychology, as well as anyone interested in critical issues in contemporary culture. It will also be of great help to those fans of Tim Burton who have been searching for a profound academic analysis of his works.
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