A Theory of Semiotics

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Indiana University Press, 1976 - Literary Criticism - 354 pages
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Provides a theory of codes and a theory of sign production and discusses communication and signification
 

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Contents

IntroductionToward a Logic of Culture
3
Signification and Communication
32
Theory of Codes
48
Theory of Sign Production
151
The Subject of Semiotics
314
Index of authors
347
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About the author (1976)

Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, 1932. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in 1954. His first book, Il Problema Estetico in San Tommaso, was an extension of his doctoral thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas and was published in 1956. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was published in 1980 and won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981. In 1986, it was adapted into a movie starring Sean Connery. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Prague Cemetery, and Numero Zero. He also wrote children's books and more than 20 nonfiction books including Serendipities: Language and Lunacy. He taught philosophy and then semiotics at the University of Bologna. He also wrote weekly columns on popular culture and politics for L'Espresso. He died from cancer on February 19, 2016 at the age of 84.

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