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Semiotics: The Basics

3rd Edition

By Daniel Chandler


332 pages | 45 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138232938
pub: 2017-06-09
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This third edition of the bestselling textbook has been fully revised, continuing to provide a concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language.  Demystifying what is a complex, highly interdisciplinary field, key questions covered include:   What are signs and codes?   What can semiotics teach us about representation and reality?   What tools does it offer for analysing texts and cultural practices?   With further examples and images and new end of chapter resources, this must-have resource is both the ideal introductory text and an essential reference guide for students at all levels of language and communication, media and cultural studies

Table of Contents


1 Models of the sign

2 Signs and things

3 Analysing structures

4 Challenging the literal

5 Codes

6 Textual interactions

7 Prospect and retrospect

Going further – References – Index

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory