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Title: Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics
Edited By: Marcel Danesi
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110213706-1
Description:

Third revised and updated edition now available!

In its third edition, revised and updated with a large number of new
entries, this encyclopedic dictionary provides the most complete and
informative semiotics research tool of its kind in existence. The work
includes entries written by some of the greatest theorists in the field,
including Umberto Eco and Thomas A. Sebeok. The original entries have been
updated with the latest bibliographic references, supplementing each entry
with invaluable resources on current literature. The new entries cover
areas of interest which have evolved over the last two decades, such as the
internet and virtual reality, bringing this classic reference work into the
21st century.

The companion online version of the dictionary enables users to search and
find research topics of interest with ease. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of
Semiotics thus becomes an indispensable research tool for the field of
semiotics and its numerous neighboring disciplines, such as literature,
philosophy, biology, culture studies, and communication studies.

Key features:

* content of the book is also available online
* revised and updated edition with many new entries
* indispensable research tool in the field of semiotics and its neighboring
disciplines
* easy online search of topics of interest

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
Semiotics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110227789
Pages: 1948
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ISBN-13: 9783110213706
Pages: 1948
Prices: Europe EURO 699.00