Semiotic Praxis

Studies in Pertinence and in the Means of Expression and Communication

  • Georges Mounin

Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE, volume 158)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Georges Mounin
      Pages 3-18
    3. Georges Mounin
      Pages 19-31
    4. Georges Mounin
      Pages 51-68
  3. Semiology and Gestural Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Georges Mounin
      Pages 71-79
    3. Georges Mounin
      Pages 81-87
    4. Georges Mounin
      Pages 89-98
  4. Toward a Semiology of the Image

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Georges Mounin
      Pages 101-105
    3. Georges Mounin
      Pages 107-110
    4. Georges Mounin
      Pages 111-117
    5. Georges Mounin
      Pages 119-125
    6. Georges Mounin
      Pages 135-138
    7. Georges Mounin
      Pages 139-140
  5. Semiology and Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Georges Mounin
      Pages 143-159
    3. Georges Mounin
      Pages 171-173
  6. Semiology and Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Georges Mounin
      Pages 177-188
  7. Semiology of Orientation in Urban Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Georges Mounin
      Pages 191-203
  8. Semiology and Legal Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
  9. Semiology and Mythology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Georges Mounin
      Pages 223-226
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-236

About this book


Catherine Tihanyi Georges Mounin, an important figure in contemporary French intellec­ tual life, has made significant and original contributions in semiotics, I semantics, poetics, the linguistic theory and practice of translation, and the study of the history of linguistics. He is noted as well for several dec­ ades of literary criticism in support of poets who were often unknown at the time. Though some of his work has been translated into German, Ital­ ian, and Spanish, only a few articles have been available so far in English (Mounin 1974, 1976, 1980, 1981); thus the present collection is the first full-length volume of Mounin's works to be translated into English. The contents of Semiotic Praxis reflect Mounin's life-long concern to apply semiotic theory to concrete objects. In so doing, he has attempted to demonstrate the usefulness of semiotics, to test and clarify its theoretical constructs and modify them accordingly, and to help lay down its scientific foundations and map its boundaries as a discipline.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Georges Mounin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ProvenceAix-MarseillesFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4831-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-4829-0
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