Read e-book online Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and PDF

By Marcel Danesi

Semiotics, Media experiences and verbal exchange reports are 3 heavily interlinked fields. in short acknowledged, Semiotics, the technology of indicators, seems to be at how people look for and build which means; verbal exchange reports is worried with how that means is conveyed; and Media reviews considers the ways that messages are transmitted and got. This dictionary is designed to assist scholars and common readers liberate the importance of the terminology and jargon established in those fields.

Being interdisciplinary in nature, Semiotics, Media, and communique reviews are cluttered with notions derived from different disciplines. accordingly, this dictionary additionally encompasses easy options from the fields of anthropology, archaeology, psychology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, philosophy, man made intelligence, computing device technology, and biology. accrued listed here are the phrases, ideas, personages, colleges of inspiration, and historic hobbies that seem often within the correct literature.

The foundation of every access is a straightforward definition, which regularly contains the term's beginning. Illustrations are supplied the place useful, in addition to old sketches of pursuits or faculties of inspiration. The observation on personages comprises short statements approximately their contribution and relevance. hence, the dictionary not just defines what a time period potential, yet frequently is going into its background, functions, and vast implications. phrases are cross-referenced and their etymology is given the place attainable.

This is a compact, sensible study handbook that would relieve a lot stress for college kids in semiotics and similar fields. as a result of its interdisciplinary method, it's going to additionally offer a number of students with a convenient connection with disciplines special from yet regarding their own.

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Popular song, especially of a romantic or sentimental nature. ballet [< Italian BALLETTO 'a little dance'] 1. artistic dance form based on elaborate standardized techniques; 2. theatrical presentation of dancing based on a story, idea, or mood, usually with costumes, scenery, and musical accompaniment. Note: The basis of ballet is a turned-out position of the legs and feet with certain juxtapositions of the arms, head, and torso producing a visually harmonious effect. A Barthes, Roland 31 ballet may be choreographed either to music especially composed for it, or to already existing music.

Well-known expressionists include Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Paul Klee (1879-1940). A third movement, the cubist (see *cubism) style, developed by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Georges Braque (1882-1963) between 1907 and 1914, rejected traditional perspective and representational fidelity even more than did expressionism. The cubists reduced natural forms to geometric structures, usually rendered as a set of cubes. During the First World War a group of war resisters in Zurich, disgusted with bourgeois values, chose a nonsense word, *dada (French for 'hobbyhorse'), to describe the art they created in defiance of 26 art, postmodern traditional aesthetic forms and techniques.

1911-60] [see also *analytic philosophy] British philosopher noted for his analysis of *speech acts. Austin viewed the fundamental task of philosophy to be that of analyzing and explicating the complexity of ordinary language. Australopithecus afarensis Genus of *Homo discovered at a number of sites in eastern and southern Africa, dating from more than 4 million years ago. auteur [French for 'author'] Filmmaker or director who exercises complete creative control over the entire production of a film or play, and who usually has a strong personal style.

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