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Bouissac, Paul

Works: 60 works in 259 publications in 6 languages and 6,427 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, Illustrator
Classifications: P99, 401.4103
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Most widely held works about Paul Bouissac
Most widely held works by Paul Bouissac
Encyclopedia of semiotics by Paul Bouissac( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields--from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy--survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. The articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory. From introductions to Barthes and Bakhtin to analyses of gossip and myth, this is a valuable reference for students and scholars
Circus and culture : a semiotic approach by Paul Bouissac( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mesure des gestes. Prolégomènes à la sémiotique gestuelle by Paul Bouissac( Book )

23 editions published in 1973 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saussure : a guide for the perplexed by Paul Bouissac( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) is generally considered one of the main founders of modern linguistics and semiotics. The book that was derived from his teaching, the Course in General Linguistics, had a lasting impact on the intellectual life of the 20th century and remains today an object of debates and controversies. This Guide for the Perplexed introduces the reader to the ways in which Saussure developed his revolutionary insights on language in the context of the linguistics of his time. It also provides clear definitions and explanations of the basic notions that form the substance of his work, with relevant examples of how they apply to the understanding of language and other symbolic systems. The book demonstrates how Saussure's ideas have subsequently been used in the humanities and social sciences. It concludes by pointing to the continuing relevance of the theoretical and practical problems that were articulated by Saussure. This is the ideal book for those studying Saussure, structural linguistics or semantics and semiotics, offering a clear overview and explanation of all the key aspects of this fascinating linguist's work
Iconicity : essays on the nature of culture : festschrift for Thomas A. Sebeok on his 65th birthday( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics by Thomas A Sebeok( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the most complete and informative semiotics research tool of its kind in existence. The work includes entries written by some of the greatest theorists in the field, including Umberto Eco and Thomas A. Sebeok. The original entries have been updated with the latest bibliographic references, supplementing each entry with invaluable resources on current literature. The new entries cover areas of interest which have evolved over the last two decades, such as the internet and virtual reality, bringing this classic reference work into the 21st century
The semiotics of clowns and clowning : rituals of transgression and the theory of laughter by Paul Bouissac( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Paul Bouissac, pioneer and master of the scientific approach to circus arts, demonstrates in a complete and brilliant way, by semiotic, anthropological and cognitive approaches, how the clowning art is a multimodal and complex act of communication, which produces laughter and sense through cognitive and cultural constructions shared by artists and spectators. THE definitive reference to understand clowning
Circus as multimodal discourse : performance, meaning and ritual by Paul Bouissac( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse. The book's twelve chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning) and provide examples to show how cultural meaning is produced, extended and amplified by circus performances. Throughout, it brings semiotics and ethnography to bear on the realm of the circus."--Back cover
Semiotics at the circus by Paul Bouissac( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus
Les demoiselles by Paul Bouissac( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we imagine the past? : on metaphorical thought, experientiality and imagination in archaeology( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cirque en images by Marthe Vesque( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strip-tease de madame Bovary : roman by Paul Bouissac( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical paradigms in semiotics( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a complete and informative semiotics research tool. This work includes entries that cover areas of interest which have evolved over the years, such as the internet and virtual reality
Prehistoric signs( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of war monuments by Gill Abousnnouga( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses war monuments by developing a multimodal social-semiotic approach to understand how they communicate as three-dimensional objects. The book provides a practical tool-kit approach to how critical multimodal social semiotics should be done through visual, textual and material analysis. It ties this material analysis into the social and political contexts of production. Using examples across the 20th and 21st century the book's chapters offer a way of analysing the way that monument designers have used specific semiotic choices in terms of things like iconography, objects, shap
Music as multimodal discourse : semiotics, power and protest by Lyndon C. S Way( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We communicate multimodally. Everyday communication involves not only words, but gestures, images, videos, sounds and of course, music. Music has traditionally been viewed as a separate object that we can isolate, discuss, perform and listen to. However, much of music's power lies in its use as multimodal communication. It is not just lyrics which lend songs their meaning, but images and musical sounds as well. The music industry, governments and artists have always relied on posters, films and album covers to enhance music's semiotic meaning. This book considers musical sound as multimodal communication, examining the interacting meaning potential of sonic aspects such as rhythm, instrumentation, pitch, tonality, melody and their interrelationships with text, image and other modes, drawing upon, and extending the conceptual territory of social semiotics. In so doing, this book brings together research from scholars to explore questions around how we communicate through musical discourse, and in the discourses of music. Methods in this collection are drawn from Critical Discourse Analysis, Social Semiotics and Music Studies to expose both the function and semiotic potential of the various modes used in songs and other musical texts. These analyses reveal how each mode works in various contexts from around the world often articulating counter-hegemonic and subversive discourses of identity and belonging
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Bouissac, Paul

Bouissac, Paul A.R. 1934-

Bouissac, Paul Antoine R. 1934-

Bouissac, Paul Antoine Rene

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