Bibliographic Details

Encyclopedia of semiotics / Paul Bouissac, editor in chief.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Description xiii, 702 p. ; 27 cm.
Language English
Subject Semiotics -- Encyclopedias.
Semiotics.
Reference works.
Encyclopedias.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3709684
Varying Form of Title Portion of title Semiotics
Other authors / contributors Bouissac, Paul.
ISBN 0195120906 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also available online.
Review by Choice Review

Bouissac's encyclopedia includes detailed information on the basic, historical notion of semiotics even before it had a name, the growth and development of new models and critical areas of inquiry, and the "advances in the information sciences, the cognitive neurosciences, and evolutionary biology" that have given rise to more and more "disciplinary hybrids." More than 100 professionals have contributed 300 articles, which are followed by carefully chosen bibliographies. Extensive cross-references and a detailed index contribute to the usefulness of the scope of this work, which extends beyond the range of topics in previously published works of a similar nature. This reference book will be valuable for students and professionals at all upper levels interested in "their proficiency in the language and concepts of semiotics and cultural history." W. B. Warde Jr. University of North Texas

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
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