The Rhetoric of Signs

by Robert Perinbanayagam



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/4/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480860803
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480866201

About the Book

The Rhetoric of Signs is a collection of essays that seeks to integrate the ideas of Charles Sanders Pierce, Mikhail Bakhtin and Kenneth Burke to develop a comprehensive theory of communication. It examines how Piercian semiotics, Bakhtinian dialogism and Burke’s dramatism are used jointly in the construction of various genres of speech to achieve successful communication in both everyday interactions and in momentous international relations.

About the Author

Robert Perinbanayagam is professor of sociology (emeritus) at Hunter College, City University of New York. He has won the G. H. Mead Award and the C. H. Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the award from the theory section of the American Sociological Association.