Signs in Society (Advances in Semiotics) (Hardcover)

By Richard J. Parmentier

Indiana University Press, 9780253327574, 319pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 1994

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Richard Parmentier takes up Ferdinand de Saussure's challenge to study the "life of signs in society" by using semiotic tools proposed by Charles Sanders Peirce. He studies how semiotic theory can illuminate highly complex social and cultural practices.

About the Author

RICHARD J. PARMENTIER, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University, is the author of The Sacred Remains: Myth, History, and Polity in Belau and articles on Pacific ethnography, anthropological linguistics, and semiotic theory.