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Semiotics is the study of meaning-making, the theory of signs and symbols.

Writers, theorists[edit]

Selected literature[edit]

  • Jonathan Culler, The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction, Cornell University Press, 1981; repr., Routledge, 2003.
  • Anna Maria Lorusso (eds.), Semiotica, Milan: Raffaello Cortina, 2005, PDF. (Italian)
Handbooks, Introductions
  • Terence Hawkes, Structuralism and Semiotics, London and New York: Routledge, 1977; 2nd ed., 2003, PDF.
  • Kaja Silverman, The Subject of Semiotics, Oxford University Press, 1983, PDF, ARG.
  • Winfried Nöth, Handbook of Semiotics, Indiana University Press, 1995, PDF.
  • Graham Allen, Intertextuality, London and New York: Routledge, 2000, IA, ARG.
  • Daniel Chandler, Semiotics: The Basics, London and New York: Routledge, 2001; 2nd ed., 2007, PDF.