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.
Ancient semiotics / Giovanni Manetti Semiotics of nature / Jesper Hoffmeyer
Umwelt and modelling / Kalevi Kull
Logic and cognition / Peer Bundgaard and Frederik Stjernfelt
Realism and epistemology / John Deely
Peirce, phenomenology, and semiotics / Nathan Houser
The Saussurean heritage / Anne Hénault
Sociosemiotics / Anti Randviir and Paul Cobley
Semiotics of media and culture / Marcel Danesi Semioethics / Susan Petrilli and Augusto Ponzio.