Semiotics of culture
Irene P. Winner, Donna Jean Umiker-Sebeok
Mouton Publishers, 1979 - Literary Criticism - 290 pages
"The bulk of the essays in this collection were presented, in condensed form, at a symposium ... held during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, in Houston, on December 1, 1977"--P. .
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