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.
Table of Contents
Understanding Semiosis. Ancient Semiotics. Semiotics of Nature. Umwelt and Modelling. Logic and Cognition. Realism and Epistemology. Pierce, Phenomenology and Semiotics. The Saussurean Heritage. Sociosemiotics. Semiotics of Media and Culture. Semioethics
Paul Cobley is Reader in Communications at London Metropolitan University. His previous publications include Introducing Semiotics and Narrative (Routledge, 2001).