Elements of Semiotics

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Title: Elements of Semiotics
Author: David Lidov
ISBN10: 0333765109
ISBN13: 978-0333765104
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (June 30, 1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Words, Language & Grammar
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Pages: 304 pages
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Conventionally, one says that semiotics is the study of signs, and that a sign is something that stands for something else. These definitions are scant clues to the origins and motivations of semiotics as a characteristic intellectual movement of the 20th century. Elements of Semiotics offers a unified foundation for semiotics understood as a comparative perspective of the artifacts of mental life. It is arranged to be useful to the novice, presenting a new theory in the context of classical sources and identifying signs with consciousness. David Lidov establishes a sub-study of comparative articulation which builds on the work of Hjelmslev, Martinet, Goodman, and Troubetskoy. His concept of the "elaborated sign" allows a reconciliation of structural and pragmatistic insights, in which the observation that structure and reference may develop antithetically is a key principle.