Paris School Semiotics

Volume II: Practice

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It has often been claimed that the aim of semiotics is to establish a general theory of systems of signification. However, as Jean-Claude Coquet notes in a recent collection of essays, what distinguishes one school of semiotics from another is the initial definition given of sign. If, for certain semioticians, the sign is first of all an observable phenomenon, for the Paris School it is first of all a construct and this point of departure has crucial theoretical and practical consequences. The essays appearing in these two volumes are representative of recent work carried out by members of this semiotic school. Essays in Volume I study problems more closely related to theoretical issues, while Volume II focuses more specifically on various fields of application.
[Semiotic Crossroads, 3]  1989.  xvi, 225 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Manar Hammad
vii
Basil soup or the construction of an object of value
Algirdas Julien Greimas
1
Linguistic meaning and re-interpretation
Henri Quéré
13
The function of admiration in the esthetic of the XVIIth century. The “Roman Charity scene” in Poussin’s La Manne
Felix Thürlemann
29
The semiotics of the plastic arts and the language of advertising
Jean-Marie Floch
55
Public opinion and its spokesmen
Eric Landowski
79
On demonstration
Françoise Bastide
109
Toward a semantics of folk-tradition
Joseph Courtés
145
Knowing, believing and communicatingin parables
Jean Delorme
161
A semiotic approach to psychomotor therapy
Ivan Darrault
183
Enuncation: Truth or literary convention?
Claude Calame
207
Subjects

Philosophy

Semiotics
BIC Subject: HP – Philosophy
BISAC Subject: PHI000000 – PHILOSOPHY / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88024058