The Semiotics of Fortune-telling

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This book presents a semiotic analysis of the linguistic and extralinguistic elements of fortune-telling as part of a larger pragmatic-oriented theory of human communication. The material was collected in Israel, in Hebrew, and parallels are made with other languages and cultures. The analysis is based on dynamic relativism of the multidimensional, transcendental, holistic process of human communication.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 22]  1990.  vii, 216 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1
Chapter 1: Fortune-Telling as a Semiotic System
7
Chapter 2: The Language of Fortune-Telling
37
Chapter 3: Image Building and Establishing Credibility
65
Chapter 4: A Contrastive Analysis of Astrology and Horoscopes
97
Chapter 5: The Visual and the Textual in Cartomancy
125
Chapter 6: Fortune-Telling in Literature
153
Concluding Remarks: Motivation, Imagination and Magic
175
List of Tables and Figures
183
References
187
Index
201
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Subjects

Linguistics

Semiotics
Pragmatics
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  89035950 | Marc record