Bailey, R.W., Matejka, L. and Steiner, P.
Essays in this volume deal in various ways with the process of semiosis. For St. Augustine, the cardinal issue was in the divinity of sacred texts; for Locke, the philosophical consequences of the semiotic; for Freud, the assignment of tokens to sign systems in psychosis; for Eisenstein, the problem of composition uniting distinct systems in the cinema; for more recent theoreticians--Mukarovksy, Greimas, Lotman, and Kristeva--the natures of semiotics itself.
Though by no means exhausting the subject, the contributions published her do reveal the common concerns of past and present. Toward...