MESSAGES-SIGNS-AND-MEANINGS

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Messages Signs And Meanings

Author : Marcel Danesi
ISBN : 1551302500
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Messages, Signs, and Meanings can be used directly in introductory courses in semiotics, communications, media, or culture studies. Additionally, it can be used as a complementary or supplementary text in courses dealing with cognate areas of investigation (psychology, mythology, education, literary studies, anthropology, linguistics). The text builds upon what readers already know intuitively about signs, and then leads them to think critically about the world in which they live - a world saturated with images of all kinds that a basic knowledge of semiotics can help filter and deconstruct. The text also provides opportunities for readers to do "hands-on" semiotics through the exercises and questions for discussion that accompany each chapter. Biographical sketches of the major figures in the field are also included, as is a convenient glossary of technical terms. The overall plan of the book is to illustrate how message-making and meaning-making can be studied from the specific vantage point of the discipline of semiotics. This third edition also includes updated discussions of information technology throughout, focusing especially on how meanings are now negotiated through such channels as websites, chat rooms, and instant messages.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dream Interpretation Dictionary

Author : J. M. DeBord
ISBN : 1578596378
Genre : Dream interpretation
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What do reoccurring dreams reveal? What's the purpose of nightmares--and can they be stopped? Why do some people show up in dreams? Are some dreams actually warnings? Going beyond superficial explanations,The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs and Meanings brings a deep and rich understanding to a variety of images, signs, and symbols. It considers the context to help anyone complete their own personal jigsaw puzzle. It provides the tools to allow anyone to sort through possible connections and to make sense of their dreams. From entries ranging from "Abandonment” to "Zoo,” this massive tome analyzes sex dreams, money dreams, dreams of falling, running, or paralysis and much, much more. It brings profound insights to thousands of dream messages. It shows what to look for and what to ignore and teaches how to master dream interpretation. Examples of symbols are given. The complexity and context of a dream are explored. Signs and their meanings are illustrated. Illuminating the intelligence of dreams, decoding clues, explaining symbols, and revealing the universal meanings of each as well as their subtler associations,The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings explores the messages delivered by the unconscious mind during sleep. It examines how dreams connect to daily life. It shows how dreams can lead to deeper understanding and self-awareness. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness.
Category: Dream interpretation

Cities And Fascination

Author : Prof Dr Wolf-Dietrich Sahr
ISBN : 9781409490029
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together leading urban scholars, this book discusses the linkages between the economic, social and psychological factors of the urban environment. It focuses on the growth of private urbanity that has led to a 'spectactularization' of the city, the most extreme component of attention being the fascination which is aroused by attractions and state-managed events. The complex characteristics of this fascination are examined under the dimensions of aesthetics, emotions, lived experiences and power structures and governance. The interdisciplinary nature of this collection has wide international appeal and will be of interest to academics of social and cultural geography and cultural and media studies.
Category: Social Science

Integrating Corporate Communications

Author : James L. Horton
ISBN : 0899308953
Genre : Business & Economics
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A radical examination and analysis of the corporate communications enterprise and the ways to make its messages and media more cost-effective.
Category: Business & Economics

The Sign In Music And Literature

Author : Wendy Steiner
ISBN : 9780292769366
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The notion of semiotics as a universal language that can encompass any object of perception makes it the focus of a revolutionary field of inquiry, the semiotics of art. This volume represents a unique gathering of semiotic approaches to art: from Saussurian linguistics to transformational grammar, from Prague School aesthetics to Peircean pragmatism, from structuralism to poststructuralism. Though concerned specifically with the semiotics of music and literature, the essays reveal the breadth of semiotics’ interdisciplinary appeal, involving specialists in musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz performance, literary criticism, poetics, aesthetics, rhetoric , linguistics, dance, and film. The diversity of authorial training and approach makes this collection a dramatic demonstration of the on-going debates in the field. In many ways the semiotics of art is the testing ground of sign theory as a whole, and work in this subject is as vital to the interests of theoretical semioticians as to students of the arts. It is to both these interests that this volume is addressed.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sacred Signs Symbols

Author : Sherrie Dillard
ISBN : 9780738752143
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Improve your life by embracing the guidance that Spirit sends you each day. Everyone receives sacred signs, messages, and synchronicities, but we don't always notice or know how to interpret them. With Sacred Signs & Symbols, you'll develop the ability to recognize, understand, and be guided by the signs all around you. Featuring a glossary of hundreds of signs and their meanings, this comprehensive guide helps you build a personal oracle system for invoking messages in your daily life. Explore a variety of methods for increasing your awareness, including exercises and divination techniques that you can personalize to your needs. You'll also discover ways to connect with loved ones in the spirit realm and expand your perception of the world. No matter where you are or what you're doing, a loving, wise, spiritual presence is offering you advice and comfort through divine messages. Praise: "Sacred Signs & Symbols is a wonderfully grounded and inspiring guide to connecting with the divine in your daily life. With helpful background information, numerous examples, an extensive signs glossary, and Sherrie's beautiful personal insights, this book is a true treasure for your spiritual journey."—Laurie Bonser, author of The Law of Attraction Meets Financial Stewardship "Sherrie Dillard has managed to translate the language of the Universe to everyone in such a simple yet powerful way, so that we can all understand it...[Sacred Signs & Symbols is] an amazing translation of the vibrational language of the Universe."—Nianell, multi-award winning singer-songwriter and author of Knowing Who I Am
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Foundations For Youth Ministry

Author : Dean Borgman
ISBN : 9781441241504
Genre : Religion
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Dean Borgman, a nationally known youth ministry expert, offers a new edition of his influential classic. Reaching a broadly ecumenical audience, this book challenges readers to think about the theological nature of youth ministry. Questions for discussion and reflection are included. This thoroughly updated edition was previously published as When Kumbaya Is Not Enough. Praise for the first edition "Writing with the lens of a theologian, the heart of a pastor, and welcome doctrinal breadth, Borgman has provided a 'field book' of pastoral theologies that takes seriously the social systems shaping the lives of adolescents. This book is a significant step toward the long-awaited conversation about theology and youth ministry in postmodern culture."--Kenda Creasy Dean, Princeton Theological Seminary; author of Almost Christian "In this excellent work Borgman brings theological integrity, depth, and years of wisdom like nothing else I have seen in our field."--Jim Burns, author of Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers
Category: Religion

Mixing Messages

Author : Ellen Lupton
ISBN : 156898099X
Genre : Design
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This comprehensive overview of recent American graphic design, draws examples from avant-garde and mainstream typefaces; expression of corporate identity through logos, society's image of the design profession; and publications, from underground fanzines to multimedia projects.
Category: Design

Email Sms Mms

Author : Carmen Frehner
ISBN : 3039114514
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Are email and SMS forms of writing or speech? This question cannot be answered easily because their registers are hybrid; they make use of both orality and literacy. This book offers an accurate placement of emails and text messages along the written/spoken continuum. Emails and text messages are also compared to letters and phone calls while a closer comparison of SMS and telegrams shows how far text messaging can be regarded as a renaissance of telegrams. Attention is further paid to multimedia messaging and questions concerning the proportion of image to text, picture categories as well as MMS dialogues are approached. The book finally comments on linguistic changes and deals with the German language community’s concern with regard to the increasing use of Anglicisms.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines