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Human Communication from the Semiotic Perspective

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Semiotics is the study of signs, sign systems, and sign processes. There are can be noncommunicative and noncommunicative sign processes. The paper focuses on sign processes which serve the purpose of communicating an addresser’s messages to an addressee. It examines the models and theories of communication processes proposed within the framework of semiotic theories since the early twentieth century (Ferdinand de Saussure, Charles S. Peirce, Umberto Eco, Yuri Lotman, and Algirdas Greimas). The study of human communication, according to the theories presented in this paper, is not only a matter of communication theory but also of semiotics. A special focus is on Peirce's theory of communication, which postulates that signs are not only communicated by the agency of an addresser who conveys them to an addressee but also act with a semiotic agency of their own.

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  • Communication Theory
  • Human Communication
  • Secret Message
  • Semiotic Theory
  • Semiotic Process

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Nöth, W. (2014). Human Communication from the Semiotic Perspective. In: Ibekwe-SanJuan, F., Dousa, T. (eds) Theories of Information, Communication and Knowledge. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, vol 34. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6973-1_5

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