Semiotics (also called semiotic studies); is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process (semiosis) and meaningful communication. It is not to be confused with the Saussurean tradition called semiology which is a subset of semiotics. This includes the study of signs and sign processes, indication, designation, likeness, analogy, allegory, metonymy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication.

The semiotic tradition explores the study of signs and symbols as a significant part of communications. As different from linguistics, however, semiotics also studies non-linguistic si

A Theory of Semiotics
Semiotics: The Basics
The Name of the Rose
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language
Introducing Semiotics
Empire of Signs
Image - Music - Text
Elements of Semiology
The Pleasure of the Text
The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts
The Limits of Interpretation
Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition
Simulacra and Simulation
S/Z: An Essay
Miniature Messages by Jack ChildJapanese Mythology in Film by Yoshiko OkuyamaThe Semiotics Of Fortune Telling by Edna AphekThe Semiotics of Clowns and Clowning by Paul BouissacInseminoid by Larry Miller
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Text Structure by Nelly TinchevaThe Power of Babel by Michel PierssensPolitical Speeches by Nelly TinchevaDer krimgotische Fächer by Oskar PastiorMasonic Crossword Puzzles by Michael R. Poll
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Man and His Symbols by C.G. JungLabyrinth by Gaetano CipollaMeaning in the Visual Arts by Erwin PanofskyJuice of Life. The Symbolic and Magic Significance of Blood by Piero CamporesiJoodse riten en symbolen by S.Ph. de Vries
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Jean Baudrillard
There is no longer any difference between the economic and the political, because the same language reigns in both, from one end to the other; a society therefore where the political economy, literally speaking, is finally fully realized.
Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Ursula K. Le Guin
He mentally perceived words as having various sizes, densities, depths; words were dark stars, some small and dull and solid, some immense, complex, subtle, with a powerful gravity-field that attracted infinite meanings to them. Freedom was the biggest of the dark stars.
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Birthday of the World and Other Stories

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