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Fri Aug 06 2010

Books: Pragmatics/History of Linguistics: Bouissac

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Semiotics at the Circus: Bouissac

Message 1: Semiotics at the Circus: Bouissac
Date: 30-Jul-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Semiotics at the Circus: Bouissac
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Title: Semiotics at the Circus
Series Title: Semiotics, Communication and Cognition
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110218299-1

Author: Paul Bouissac
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110218312 Pages: 197 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110218299 Pages: 197 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

Semiotics is long on theoretical, often obscure discourses, but short on
applications that demonstrate with clarity the applicability of its
methods. This book confronts a challenging object, the circus, and
endeavors to describe its performances in ways that explain how circus acts
produce meaning and cause a deep emotional involvement for their audiences.
The approach is not top-down, such as would be a method that would
dogmatically apply a particular theory to fully explain the phenomena in
terms of this theory alone. Epistemologically, this book is an example of
the bottom-up strategy, which consists of considering first the objects and
heuristically calling upon methodological resources in a broad theoretical
array to come to grips with the problems that are encountered. Any circus
act is a complex event that has cognitive and emotional dimensions. It is
also a part of a history and an institution, and cannot be abstracted from
its cultural and sociological contexts. Thus the range of relevant
theoretical and methodological approaches must include structural
semiotics, biosemiotics, pragmatics, socio-semiotics, cultural
anthropology, the cognitive sciences, the psychology and sociology of
emotions, to name only the most important. But the ultimate focus of this
book is to enable the readers to better understand the meaning of circus
performances and to appreciate the skills and creativity of this
traditional popular art, which constantly renews itself from generation to
generation.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Semiotics

Written In: English (eng )

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