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Umberto Eco

(b. 1932) Italian novelist and semiotician

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1 A numerical and/or alphabetical system for organizing and classifying information and data.2 A formal statement of acceptable ways for members of a defined professional group to behave, i.e., a ...
Eco, Umberto

Eco, Umberto (b. 1932)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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Language reference, Linguistics
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(b. 1932),

Italian semiotician and novelist whose writings bear upon a wide range of topics from medieval philosophy

Louis Hjelmslev

Louis Hjelmslev  

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(1899–1965), Danish linguist, founder and leader of the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen.He counts as one of the major exponents of European structural linguistics after Saussure. He founded ...
Reception and Reader-Response Theories

Reception and Reader-Response Theories  

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A critical theory that came to prominence during the 1970s and early 1980s, reception theory encompasses a cohesive and collective critical movement emanating from the University of Constance in ...
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semiotics  

[Ge]The study of the ways in which non‐linguistic phenomena can generate meaning. In archaeology this is especially important because of its focus on material culture which is well known as a means ...
Teresa de Lauretis

Teresa de Lauretis  

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(b. 1938),Italian‐born American gender theorist and film semiotician. De Lauretis's critical interest in materialist semiotics as well as poststructuralism and psychoanalysis set her apart from most ...
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The actual wording of a written work, as distinct from a reader's (or theatrical director's) interpretation of its story, theme, subtext, etc.; or a specific work chosen as the object of analysis. ...

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