nLab semiotics



Semiotics is a general science about systems of signs, e.g. within culture, law, linguistics etc. It is closely related to semantics because a sign involves a correspondence between its form/expression (signifying) and its external pointer/meaning (signified). It also studies mechanisms how these semiotic systems appear, develop and disappear in real world (e.g. in communities).


  • Umberto Eco, A theory of semiotics, Advances in Semiotics, Indiana University Press 1976
  • Umberto Eco, Semiotics and the philosophy of language, Indiana University Press 1984

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