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Topics in Contemporary Semiotics

Classics of Semiotics

Editors: Krampen, M., Oehler, K., Posner, R., Sebeok, Th.A., von Uexküll, T. (Eds.)

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This book is designed to usher the reader into the realm of semiotic studies. It analyzes the most important approaches to semiotics as they have developed over the last hundred years out of philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and biology. As a science of sign processes, semiotics investigates all types of com­ munication and information exchange among human beings, animals, plants, internal systems of organisms, and machines. Thus it encompasses most of the subject areas of the arts and the social sciences, as well as those of biology and medicine. Semiotic inquiry into the conditions, functions, and structures of sign processes is older than anyone scientific discipline. As a result, it is able to make the underlying unity of these disciplines apparent once again without impairing their function as specializations. Semiotics is, above all, research into the theoretical foundations of sign­ oriented disciplines: that is, it is General Semiotics. Under the name of Zei­ chenlehre, it has been pursued in the German-speaking countries since the age of the Enlightenment. During the nineteenth century, the systematic inquiry into the functioning of signs was superseded by historical investigations into the origins of signs. This opposition was overcome in the first half of the twentieth century by American Semiotic as well as by various directions of European structuralism working in the tradition of Semiology. Present-day General Semiot­ ics builds on all these developments.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • An Outline of Peirce’s Semiotics

    Oehler, Klaus

    Pages 1-21

  • Charles Morris and the Behavioral Foundations of Semiotics

    Posner, Roland

    Pages 23-57

  • Ferdinand de Saussure and the Development of Semiology

    Krampen, Martin

    Pages 59-88

  • Louis Hjelmslev: Glossematics as General Semiotics

    Trabant, Jürgen

    Pages 89-108

  • The Influence of Roman Jakobson on the Development of Semiotics

    Eco, Umberto

    Pages 109-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classics of Semiotics
Editors
  • Martin Krampen
  • Klaus Oehler
  • Roland Posner
  • Thomas A. Sebeok
  • Thure von Uexküll
Series Title
Topics in Contemporary Semiotics
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9700-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9700-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42321-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9702-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 272
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