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Author Freadman, Anne, 1944-

Title The machinery of talk : Charles Peirce and the sign hypothesis / Anne Freadman.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  121.68092 FREA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxviii, 310 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Cultural memory in the present.
Cultural memory in the present.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1 : Thought and its instruments -- 1. 1867-1885 -- 2. A vagabond sign -- Pt. 2 : Things and Events -- 3. Around 1903 -- 4. Traveler, stay awhile -- Pt. 3 : "my whole theory" --5. 1904-1909 -- 6. The ways of semiosis -- Conclusion : The machinery of talk.
Summary This radical re-evaluation of some standard debates surrounding Peirce' s theory of signs presents new interpretations of his work by studying his writings genealogically. Freadman uses the term "genre" to access Peirce' s work, and expands this original theoretical approach by proposing that " genre" interacts with " sign" and that this interaction is central to the study of the semiotic in general.
Subject Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914.
ISBN 0804747393 (alk. paper)
0804747407 (paperback: alk. paper)