Social Semiotics [Reading List]

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  • Barthes, J. (1977) image, music, text. Fontana Press.
  • Bignell, J. (2002) Media semiotics. An introduction. Manchester University Press.
  • Chandler, D. (2007) Semiotics. The basics. 2nd Edn. Routledge.
  • Danesi, M. (2002) Understanding media semiotics. Arnold.
  • Hall, S. (2012) This means this. This means that. A user’s guide to semiotics. 2nd Edn. Lawrence King.
  • Hodge, R. and Kress, G. (1988) Social semiotics. Polity Press.
  • Van Leeuwen, T. (2005) Introducing social semiotics. Routledge.

Social Semiotics

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