Semiotics: The Basics

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Routledge, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 307 pages
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This updated second edition provides a clear and concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language. With a revised introduction and glossary, extended index and suggestions for further reading, this new edition provides an increased number of examples including computer and mobile phone technology, television commercials and the web.

Demystifying what is a complex, highly interdisciplinary field, key questions covered include:

  • What is a sign?
  • Which codes do we take for granted?
  • How can semiotics be used in textual analysis?
  • What is a text?

A highly useful, must-have resource, Semiotics: The Basics is the ideal introductory text for those studying this growing area.

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Review: Semiotics: The Basics (The Basics)

User Review  - Ahmad Muwafiq - Goodreads

very helping for beginners Read full review

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User Review  - Gadeer Al-Shathry - Goodreads

Good for undergraduate students in semiotics. It presents, compare and contrast most of the theories and views that construct the field of semiotics in all the modes of representation. Read full review

About the author (2007)

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

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