This Routledge Companion is the first reference resource to combine the complex and closely related fields of semiotics and linguistics. Edited by communications specialist Paul Cobley, it has ten introductory essays written by pace-setting figures in the field. These are followed by over 200 A-Z entries which cover: * key concepts such as abduction, code, modelling, philology and syntax * key individuals: Bakhtin, Chomsky, Peirce, Saussure, Sebeok and others * key theories and schools, including American structuralism, pragmatism and the Prague School. The Routledge Companion to Semiotics and Linguistics opens up the world of semiotics and linguistics for newcomers to the discipline, and provides a useful ready-reference for the more advanced student. , University of Oxford, UK; , Purdue University, USA; , Duke University, USA; , Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA; , Ne
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Using this book. Part I Semiosis, communication and language: introduction, Paul Cobley; nonverbal communication, Thomas A. Sebeok; Charles Sanders Peirce's concept of the sign, Floyd Merrell; the origins of language, William C. Stokoe; language and the ecology of the mind, Ray Jackendoff; sociolinguistics and social semiotics; pragmatics, Jef Verschueren; language change, Jean Aitchison; the Chomskyan revolutions, Raphael Salkie; linguistics after Saussure, Roy Harris; discourse, Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski. Part II Key themes and major figures in semiotics and linguistics.
Paul Cobley is the author of Introducing Semiotics (with Litza Jansz), The American Thriller and the forthcoming New Critical Idiom title, Narrative. He is the editor of Routledge's Communication Theory Reader. Paul Cobley is Reader in Communications at London Guildhall University.