Communication, Linguistics, and Information Theory

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


Though one of its key concepts was introduced as early as 1927 by the engineer Hartley during the International Congress of Telegraphy, information theory is not yet fifteen years old. It began with Shannon and Weaver’s work, The Mathematical Theory of Communication.1


Information Theory Binary Choice English Sentence Information Quantity Minimal Unit 
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    Cf. G. Mounin, Clefs pour la sémantique (Paris: Seghers, 1972).Google Scholar
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    In R. A. Brower, On Translation (Cambridge: Harvard, 1959), pp. 11–31.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

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

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