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  • Paperback: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (9 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415363756
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415363754
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I lecture on Media and Communication in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, where I have been based since 1989. My best-known publication is Semiotics: The Basics (Routledge: 1st edn. 2002, 2nd edn. 2007), which has become an international academic bestseller and is set reading for countless university courses. More recently, I co-authored (with Rod Munday) the Dictionary of Media and Communication (Oxford University Press, 2011) of which Professor Laurie Taylor (BBC Radio 4) declared: 'How on Earth have I managed for so long without having such a volume?'.

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'A very useful book, not only for those who wish to find out about semiotics, but also for those interested in finding out how language or any other sign system is far from being a neutral means of communication.' - Juan A. Prieto-Pablos, University of Seville, Spain

'The book is well written and up-to-date, without unnecassary verbosity or jargon, and yet reflects the complexity of the field and its problems.' - Journal of Pragmatics 

'This an excellent basic introduction to the subject, with a good glossary, an index, and a list of further reading.' - www.mantex.co.uk

'Chandler's Semiotics: The Basics is an outstanding introduction to the field for students new to cultural studies. It is an ideal classroom text, and it covers a great deal of ground quickly while avoiding oversimplification or a specific and narrow agenda... There is no better introduction to semiotics anywhere.'  - Professor Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University, USA

 

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Daniel Chandler is a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By EV on 16 Dec 2009
Format: Paperback
This second edition of an academic bestseller provides an exemplary overview of semiotics including background information and an excellent breakdown of terms used, whilst still providing an indepth study: so its not just 'The Basics'.
While many academic books on semiotics are filled with incomprehensible jargon this one is clearly written with the student in mind and complimented my undergraduate study no end.

Assuming no prior knowledge the book defines the study of semiotics, models of the sign, structures, and the interaction between signs in an accessible and clear manner. This book is ideal for dipping into to supplement knowledge or to form extremely solid foundations for further excursions into semiotics.
Of particular help is the glossary (which I've used far from a semiotic context), and Chapter 7: 'Prospect and Retrospect', which is excellent for generating thought around the topic.

As well as conveying extremely complicated concepts clearly and concisely the book is structured to compliment progressive learning: meaning that for most students the information they seek is clearly labelled (so you don't have to read the entire book when you write that last minute paper you `forgot' about).

This book is indispensable to many students of media and communications, an excellent buy, well structured, and insightful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte's Web on 27 Feb 2012
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Most people when I say I'm taking a course in semiotics look at me blankly, because they haven't got a clue what semiotics is. And neither did I even after several lessons! Why take the course I hear you ask? Well after reading Chandler's Semiotics The Basics (and using the online version) I can say that the book helped me. I now enjoy the course and I'm writing a semiotics paper... If I get a terrible grade I'll post again.
Look up Chandler Semiotics on any search engine and you will probably find an online version of this book. But after buying and reading this new updated version on my Kindle I would say that this version is much better.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ealteacher on 23 Jan 2011
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This book has been a superb guide for me over several years of studying and essay writing. It is my first port of call when I need to find out about a topic or refresh my knowledge of a topic. I love its level of intelligence and depth of knowledge. Just great!
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