Author : Sue Burke
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2018-02-06
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9780765391377
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Fiction

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DESCRIPTION : Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke. Locus 2018 Recommended Reading List New York Public Library—Best of 2018 The Verge—Best of 2018 Thrillist—Best Books of 2018 Vulture—10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018 Chicago Review of Books—The 10 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018 Texas Library Association—Lariat List Top Books for 2019 Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they’ll have to survive on the one they found. They don’t realize another life form watches...and waits... Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author : Sue Burke
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2018-02-06
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780765391353
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Fiction

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DESCRIPTION : Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke. Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they’ll have to survive on the one they found. They don’t realize another life form watches...and waits... Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools.

Author : José Luiz Martinez
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release : 2001-01-01
Pages : 396
ISBN : 8120818016
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Hindustani music

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DESCRIPTION : For thousands of years music in India has been considered a signifying art. Indian music creates and represents meanings of all kings, some of which extend outwardly to the cosmos, while others arise inwardly, in the refined feelings which a musical connoisseur experiences when listening to it. In this book the author explores signification in Hindustani classical music along a two-fold path. Martineq first constructs a theory of musical semiotics based on the sign-theories of Charles Sanders Peirce. He then applies his theory to the analysis of various types of Hindustani music and how they generate significations. The author engages such fundamental issues as sound quality, raga, tala and form, while advancing his unique interpretations of well-known semiotic phenomena like iconicity, metalanguage, indexicality, symbolism, Martinez`s study also provides deep insight into semiotic issues of musical perception, performance, scholarship, and composition. An specially innovative and extensive section of the book analyzes representations in Hindustani music in terms of the Indian aesthetic theory of rasa. The evolution of the rasa system as applied to musical structures is traced historically and analyzed semiotically. In the light of Martinez`s theories, Hindustani music reveals itself to be both a delightfully sensuous and highly sophisticated system of acoustic representations.

Author : Winfried Nöth
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 1994-01-01
Pages : 518
ISBN : 9783110877502
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Author : Hugh J. Silverman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-04-23
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9781317827986
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author : Sue Burke
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2019-10-22
Pages : 320
ISBN : 1250317843
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Fiction

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DESCRIPTION : Sue Burke's sweeping SF Semiosis epic continues in Interference as the colonists and a team from Earth confront a new and more implacable intelligence. Over two hundred years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of explorers arrives from Earth on what they claim is a temporary scientific mission. But the Earthlings misunderstand the nature of the Pax settlement and its real leader. Even as Stevland attempts to protect his human tools, a more insidious enemy than the Earthlings makes itself known. Stevland is not the apex species on Pax. Semiosis duology Semiosis Interference

Author : Paul Bains
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2014-01-16
Pages : 198
ISBN : 9781442626980
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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DESCRIPTION : The Primacy of Semiosis provides a semiotic that subverts the opposition between realism and idealism; one in which what have been called 'nature' and 'culture' interpenetrate in an expanding collective of human and non-human.

Author : Margit Böck
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-07-24
Pages : 314
ISBN : 9781136726859
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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DESCRIPTION : Gunther Kress, one of the founders of social semiotics and multimodality, has made lasting contributions to these fields through his work in semiotics and meaning-making; power and identity; agency, design, production; and pedagogy and learning; in varied sites of transformation. This book brings together leading scholars in a variety of disciplines, including social semiotics, pedagogy, linguistics, media and communication studies, new literacy studies, ethnography, academic literacy, literary criticism and, more recently, medical/clinical education, to examine and build upon his work. This disciplinary diversity is evidence of the ways in which Kress' work has influenced and been influenced by a wide range of academic work and intellectual endeavors and how it has been used to lay foundations for theory-building and concept development in a varied yet connected range of areas. The individual contributions to the book pick up the threads of the often collaborative work of the authors with Kress; they show how these approaches were subsequently developed and discuss what future trajectories the authors see for them.

Author : Paul Bains
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2014-02-05
Pages : 198
ISBN : 9781442618992
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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DESCRIPTION : How do things come to stand for something other than themselves? An understanding of the ontology of relations allows for a compelling account of the action of signs. The Primacy of Semiosis is concerned with the ontology of relations and semiosis, the action of signs. Drawing upon the work of Gilles Deleuze, John Deely, and John Poinsot, Paul Bains focuses on the claim that relations are 'external' to their terms, and seeks to give an ontological account of this purported externality of relations. Bains develops the proposition, first made in 1632 by John Poinsot (John of St. Thomas), that, ontologically, signs are relations whose whole being is in esse ad ('being-toward'). Furthermore, relations are found to be univocal in their being as relations. This univocity of being is antecedent to the division between 'ens rationis' and 'ens reale'. The ontology of relations Bains presents is thus neither mind-dependent nor mind-independent insofar as the rationale of the relation is concerned. The book includes chapters on Deleuze and Deely on relations, Jacob von Uexkull and Heidegger on Umwelten (self-worlds), Maturana and Varela on Autopoieis. It provides the vicarious causality, by way of the scholastic doctrine of the 'species', that is now being resuscitated by Graham Harman and the emerging school of 'object oriented ontology'. The Primacy of Semiosis provides a semiotic that subverts the opposition between realism and idealism; one in which what have been called 'nature' and 'culture' interpenetrate in an expanding collective of human and non-human. Bains' work promises to be a touchstone for semiotic discussion for years to come.

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Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 1984
Pages : 210
ISBN : 9789027242259
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Mimesis in literature

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