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Signs in Use

Signs in Use

An Introduction to Semiotics

  • Author: Jørgen Dines Johansen,Svend Erik Larsen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134505787
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
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Signs in Use is an accessible introduction to the study of semiotics. All organisms, from bees to computer networks, create signs, communicate, and exchange information. The field of semiotics explores the ways in which we use these signs to make inferences about the nature of the world. Signs in Use cuts across different semiotic schools to introduce six basic concepts which present semiotics as a theory and a set of analytical tools: code, sign, discourse, action, text, and culture. Moving from the most simple to the most complex concept, the book gradually widens the semiotic perspective to show how and why semiotics works as it does. Each chapter covers a problem encountered in semiotics and explores the key concepts and relevant notions found in the various theories of semiotics. Chapters build gradually on knowledge gained, and can also be used as self-contained units for study when supported by the extensive glossary. The book is illustrated with numerous examples, from traffic systems to urban parks, and offers useful biographies of key twentieth-century semioticians.

Signs of Diaspora/diaspora of Signs

Signs of Diaspora/diaspora of Signs

Literacies, Creolization, and Vernacular Practice in African America

  • Author: Grey Gundaker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195107691
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 291
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"Replete with nearly a hundred illustrations, Signs of Diaspora: Diaspora of Signs is the first full exploration of the nontraditional modes of expression that have developed among African Americans since the middle passage to the present day. This and its provocative challenge to accepted distinctions between literate and illiterate peoples make Gundaker's book vital reading for students and scholars of African American studies, cultural studies, literacy, and anthropology."--BOOK JACKET.

Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery

Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery

An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs : Includes a Collection of Extraordinary Papers in Medicine, Surgery and the Scientific Method

  • Author: Fred Ashley White
  • Publisher: Museum Press Books
  • ISBN: 1441508295
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 816
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Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery - An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs: The work for this text began over two decades ago as Dr. Ashley White was researching ancient diseases and their initial presentations for prevention of future pandemic plagues. This evidence based paleopathology research has granted Dr. White access to some of the world's most sensitive archaeological sites. These locations have been in England, Scotland, North and Central America, Nine additional countries in Europe, Asia - including Russia and China, the Middle East, North and Sub-Sahara Africa, and South America including the Amazon Basin. This comprehensive Atlas was originally conceived for doctors providing needed care in dangerous, rugged and remote situations often created by catastrophe, disasters, epidemics, and military conflicts. It is within these serious environments that this Atlas can assist practitioners find the most obscure and difficult diagnosis where access to x-rays and modern laboratory equipment are often impossible. Designed with a unique reference style of key words tagged to known medical systems the Atlas functions as an easy to use clinical field manual whether in use in an advanced medical care unit or in the harsh realm of the jungle. This extensive compendium of rare medical findings, together with an incredible group of landmark essays make this the most complete Atlas of physical signs ever published.

Signs of Work

Signs of Work

Semiosis and Information Processing in Organisations

  • Author: Berit Holmqvist,Peter B. Andersen,Heinz Klein,Roland Posner
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110140958
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 402
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An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Kathryn A. Bard
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118896114
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancientEgypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Romanperiods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries andnew illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and siteplans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: thehistory of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric andpharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography,resources, and environment; and seven chapters organizedchronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites andevidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as theconstructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process ofmummification

Cracking Codes

Cracking Codes

The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment

  • Author: R. B. Parkinson,Whitfield Diffie,Mary Fischer,R. S. Simpson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520222489
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Napoleon's troops discovered a granitoid slab in the village of Rosetta in the western Delta in 1799. The Rosetta Stone was to become one of the most famous Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as an instantly recognizable icon of script and decipherment. In this exciting, beautifully illustrated work, Richard Parkinson tells the story of the Stone's discovery and the so-called battle of the decipherers that it inspired. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum celebrating the bicentenary of the Stone's discovery, and including a selective catalog of the exhibits, this book also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond. The Rosetta Stone is a fragment of a stela inscribed with a priestly decree in honor of Ptolemy V. The main significance of the text lies not in its content, however, but in the fact that it is written in three scripts--hieroglyphic, demotic, and ancient Greek. Early Orientalists recognized immediately the potential of the Stone for the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Thomas Young made great advances, especially with the demotic text, but it was Jean-Fran�ois Champollion who made the final breakthrough in 1822. In so doing he cracked much more than two Egyptian scripts: He opened up Egyptian culture as a whole to historians. Among the subjects discussed in Cracking Codes are the relationship between hieroglyphs and art, the social prestige of literacy, and the power of writing and its practical aspects (scribal equipment and training). A brief description of other decipherments is also given, drawing on examples such as Linear B and Meroitic--a language which remains to be read. A selection of the History Book Club, the Book-of-the-Month Club, and the Quality Paperback Book Club

Adaptive Knowing

Adaptive Knowing

Epistemology from a Realistic Standpoint

  • Author: J.K. Feibleman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401010323
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 254
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The acquisition of knowledge is not a single unrelated occasion but rather an adaptive process in which past acquisitions modify present and future ones. In Part I of this essay in epistemology it is argued that coping with knowledge is not a passive affair but dynamic and active, involving its continuance into the stages of assimilation and deployment. In Part II a number of specific issues are raised and discussed in order to explore the dimensions and the depths of the workings of adaptive knowing. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS "Activity as A Source of Knowledge" first appeared in Tulane Studies in Philosophy, XII, 1963; "Knowing, Doing and Being" in Ratio, VI, 1964; "On Beliefs and Believing" in Tulane Studies, XV, 1966; "Absent Objects" in Tulane Studies, XVII, 1968; "The Reality Game" in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; "Adaptive Responses and The Ecosys tem" in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; "The Mind-Body Problem" in the Philosophical Journal, VII, 1970; and "The Knowledge of The Known" in the International Logic Review, I, 1970. PART I COPING WITH KNOWLEDGE CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE I. THE CHOSEN APPROACH You are about to read a study of epistemology, one which has been made from a realistic standpoint. It is not the first of such interpre tations, and it will not be the last.

Rascally Signs in Sacred Places

Rascally Signs in Sacred Places

The Politics of Culture in Nicaragua

  • Author: David E. Whisnant
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807866261
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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David Whisnant provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamic relationship between culture, power, and policy in Nicaragua over the last 450 years. Spanning a broad spectrum of popular and traditional expressive forms--including literature, music, film, and broadcast media--the book explores the evolution of Nicaraguan culture, its manipulation for political purposes, and the opposition to cultural policy by a variety of marginalized social and regional groups. Within the historical narrative of cultural change over time, Whisnant skillfully discusses important case studies of Nicaraguan cultural politics: the consequences of the unauthorized removal of archaeological treasures from the country in the nineteenth century; the perennial attempts by political factions to capitalize on the reputation of two venerated cultural figures, poet Ruben Dario and rebel General Augusto C. Sandino; and the ongoing struggle by Nicaraguan women for liberation from traditional gender relations. Originally published in 1995. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Signs in Society

Signs in Society

Studies in Semiotic Anthropology

  • Author: Richard J. Parmentier
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253115263
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 319
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Richard Parmentier takes up Ferdinand de Saussure's challenge to study the "life of signs in society" by using semiotic tools proposed by Charles Sanders Peirce. He studies how semiotic theory can illuminate highly complex social and cultural practices.

Language Teaching

Language Teaching

Integrational Linguistic Approaches

  • Author: Michael Toolan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135907579
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 190
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This book demonstrates the relevance of an integrational linguistic perspective to a practical, real-world need, namely the learning of languages. Integrational linguistics’ shunning of both realist and structuralist theories of language, its commitment to an unwavering attention to the perspective of the language user, and its adherence to a semiology in which signs are the situated products of interactants interpretive behaviour, mean that it radically reconceptualizes language learning and language teaching. Detractors have implied that IL is so ‘philosophical’ or ‘theoretical’ an exercise that it has no useful bearing on the practical problems of language learning. These papers refute that misconception by demonstrating how an IL stance can help disentangle the conflicting considerations and contradictory assumptions that arise in a host of language teaching situations: first, second- and foreign-language classrooms in a diversity of settings (including India, Australia, the United States, and Hong Kong), with different age-groups of students, whether the focus is on speech or writing, and in more informal settings.

The Active Consumer

The Active Consumer

Novelty and Surprise in Consumer Choice

  • Author: Marina Bianchi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134693818
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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The Active Consumer discusses how consumers seem to delight in trying new solutions and exploring new combinatory possibilities. This book provides an economic-theoretical understanding of this phenomenon and the many ways in which innovation can structure consumer choice. The authors show from different points of view how central novelty can be in consumer behaviour, how it relates to technical change and how new consumer capabilities are developed and organized.

Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts

Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Know your traffic signs

Know your traffic signs

  • Author: Great Britain: Department for Transport
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780115528552
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 144
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Traffic signs play a vital role in directing, informing and controlling road users' behaviour in an effort to make the roads as safe as possible for everyone. A knowledge of traffic signs is there essential, not just for new drivers or riders needing to pass their theory test, but for all road users, including experienced professional drivers. This fully updated edition of the publication supersedes the previous 4th edition (1995, ISBN 09780115516122) and contains information designed to illustrate and explain the vast majority of traffic signs the road user is likely to encounter.

Multimodality

Multimodality

A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication

  • Author: Gunther Kress
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134360460
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 214
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The 21st century is awash with ever more mixed and remixed images, writing, layout, sound, gesture, speech, and 3D objects. Multimodality looks beyond language and examines these multiple modes of communication and meaning making. Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication represents a long-awaited and much anticipated addition to the study of multimodality from the scholar who pioneered and continues to play a decisive role in shaping the field. Written in an accessible manner and illustrated with a wealth of photos and illustrations to clearly demonstrate the points made, Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication deliberately sets out to locate communication in the everyday, covering topics and issues not usually discussed in books of this kind, from traffic signs to mobile phones. In this book, Gunther Kress presents a contemporary, distinctive and widely applicable approach to communication. He provides the framework necessary for understanding the attempt to bring all modes of meaning-making together under one unified theoretical roof. This exploration of an increasingly vital area of language and communication studies will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of English language and applied linguistics, media and communication studies and education.

Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit

Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit

  • Author: Carol L. Schweiger
  • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
  • ISBN: 030922392X
  • Category: Electric signs
  • Page: 100
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"TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 104: Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit documents U.S. and international use of electronic passenger information signage in terms of the underlying technology, sign technology, characteristics of the information, resources required, and decision processes used to determine its use"--Publication page.

Soul Signs In Love

Soul Signs In Love

Use The Power Of Your Sign To Create A Healthy Loving Relationship With Your Pe

  • Author: Diane Eichenbaum
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684857774
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 240
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Proposes a creative approach to astrology that discusses how each of the twelve sun signs relate to the twelve phases of a relationship, and continues by cultivating an understanding of each sign as part of developing successful relationships. Original. 35,000 first printing.

the london goldsmiths

the london goldsmiths

  • Author: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
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Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - E-Book

Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - E-Book

  • Author: Dawn Merton Boothe
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1437723578
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1348
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Confidently utilize the rapidly growing selection of pharmaceuticals used to treat small animals. Small Animal Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2nd Edition helps you understand both the therapeutic uses of common pharmaceuticals and the pharmacology behind them, giving you all of the information you need to design and modify dosing regimens, identify factors that cause drugs to fail, and anticipate adverse drug reactions. Comprehensive approach emphasizes the use of drugs for prevention as well as treatment. Clear, consistent organization makes it easy to find the information you need when you need it. Dosage tables help you find essential pharmaceutical information at a glance. Pharmacogenetics chapter helps you understand how to use this emerging science to find the right dose for each patient, optimizing efficiency and minimizing toxicity. Routes of administration and sample pharmaceutical calculations provide fast, efficient access to comprehensive drug administration all in one inclusive resource. Multiple chapters on Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Therapy highlight the impact of antimicrobial resistance on current practice.

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

  • Author: William H. Brenner
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791442012
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 184
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An imaginative and exciting exposition of themes from Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, this book helps readers find their way around the "forest of remarks" that make up this classic. Chapters on language, mind, color, number, God, value, and philosophy develop a major theme: that there are various kinds of language use - a variety philosophy needs to look at but tends to overlook.

Signs of Writing

Signs of Writing

  • Author: Roy Harris
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415100885
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 185
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In Signs of Writing Roy Harris re-examines basic questions about writing that have long been obscured by the traditional assumption that writing is merely a visual substitute for speech. By treating writing as an independent mode of communication, based on the use of spatial relations to connect events separated in time, the author shows how musical, mathematical and other forms of writing obey the same principles as verbal writing. These principles, he argues, apply to texts of all kinds: a sonnet, a symphonic score, a signature on a cheque and a supermarket label. Moreover, they apply throughout the history of writing, from hieroglyphics to hypertext. This is the first book to provide a new general theory of writing in over forty years. Signs of Writing will be essential reading for anyone interested in language and communication.