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Language Arts & Disciplines Sociolinguistics

Messages, Signs, and Meaning, Third Edition

A Basic Textbook in Semiotics and Communication Theory

by (author) Marcel Danesi

Publisher
Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2004
Category
Sociolinguistics
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551302508
    Publish Date
    Mar 2004
    List Price
    $59.95

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Messages, Signs, and Meanings can be used directly in introductory courses in semiotics, communications, media, or culture studies. Additionally, it can be used in courses dealing with cognate areas of investigation (psychology, mythology, education, literary studies, anthropology, linguistics) as a complementary or supplementary text. The text builds upon what readers already know intuitively about signs and then leads them to think critically about the world in which they live — a world saturated with images of all kinds that a basic knowledge of semiotics can help filter and deconstruct. The text also provides opportunities for readers to do hands-on semiotics through the exercises and questions for discussion that accompany each chapter. Biographical sketches of the major figures in the field are also included, as is a convenient glossary of technical terms.

About the author

MARCEL DANESI teaches on the history of puzzles at Victoria College of the University of Toronto. Danesi has written puzzles for Reader’s Digest, The Toronto Star, and also maintains a blog on puzzles for Psychology Today. He has also published several best-selling puzzle books, such as The Total Brain Workout and The Complete Brain Workout.

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