Introducing Semiotics: A Graphic Guide

Paul Cobley & Litz Jansz

Introducing Graphic Guides  

An animal’s cry, poetry, medical symptoms, media messages, language disorders, architecture, marketing, body language – all are signs, and their study is what semiotics is all about.

Introducing Semiotics outlines the development of sign study from its precursors in the ancient world, via classical scholars like St Augustine and William of Ockham to Charles Sanders Peirce – whose writings laid the foundations of 21st-century semiotics – and beyond to semioticians such as Jakobson, Sebeok and Umberto Eco.

Paul Cobley’s incisive text and Litza Jansz’s brilliant illustrations identify the key semioticians and their work, and explain the simple concepts behind difficult terms. This book is the ideal starting place for anybody who wishes to know why signs are crucial to human existence.

Subscription Features

  • IP-authenticated access on-site and remote access options such as EZProxy and Shibboleth.
  • Seamless access across Web, iOS and Android devices.
  • Fully searchable access, including all editorial and advertising pages.
  • Statistical reports, MARC Records and marketing options available in administrator account.
  • Extensive linking including URLs, e-mail addresses, post codes and page numbers.

Subjects: Linguistics

IP Access

Seamless IP-authenticated access on a range of platforms including web, iOS and Android.

Fully Searchable

Advanced search including Boolean operators and cross-title matching.

Comprehensive Support

Enjoy high quality and prompt technical support from our dedicated team.

  • Author: Paul Cobley & Litz Jansz
  • Editor: n/a
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 978-184831-185-5

Related Titles