"It's the first book which revisits Greek and Latin theories of signs from the point of view of a profound classical scholarship and a paramount knowledge of contemporary semiotics debates."Â -- Umberto Eco Available in English for the first time is Professor Manetti's brilliant study of the origin of semiotics and sign theory. He seeks to discover the common thread that runs through the classical world from the very beginning of human thought to the fourth century A.D. In the "classical" tradition he sees a concept of the sign which is significantly different from that currently in use.
The title The Acts of the Apostles, which we apply to Luke's second volume, is somewhat misleading in that the real topic of the book is not the activity of the apostles but rather the word of God. Just as the Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus, his birth, growth, rejection and eventual triumph in being preached unhindered in the capital city of the ancient world. The word which is the theme of Acts is a many - sided reality. It is first and foremost the message of the apostolic preaching, the complex of New Testament events and the message that bears witness to this complex. The message which the apostles preach can be described variously and interchangeably as the word of God, the word of the Lord or simply the word. The word rhema can also be used to describe the Christian message in Acts but always in the plural. This suggests that rhema has not become a terminus technicus as logos evidently has.
By the time of her death at age thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun she gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city. Barely five years later, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Hansberry gave us an unforgettable portrait of a man struggling wit his individual fate in an age of racial and social injustice. These two plays remain milestones in the American theater, remarkable not only for their historical value but for their continual ability to engage the imagination and heart. With an Introduction by Robert Nemiroff.
Twenty-eight people sign in at a real estate "open-house showing" in a foothills area of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains on a Sunday in early fall. Five days later one of them is still there. Dead. Murdered. The two female brokers who discover the body are appalled and angered by the ineptitude of the sherriff's deputies who respond to their 911 call. Then further infuriated by the chief investigator's initial dismissal of their offer to assist, they set out to investigate and solve the murder on their own. What ensues are their sometimes hilarious adventures and escapades as they boldly assume disguises , stalk suspects, and generally engage in "sleuthing" activities to check out the other twenty-seven visitors to the open-house. Action culminates with the confrontation between one broker and the murderer.
The notion of semiotics as a universal language that can encompass any object of perception makes it the focus of a revolutionary field of inquiry, the semiotics of art. This volume represents a unique gathering of semiotic approaches to art: from Saussurian linguistics to transformational grammar, from Prague School aesthetics to Peircean pragmatism, from structuralism to poststructuralism. Though concerned specifically with the semiotics of music and literature, the essays reveal the breadth of semiotics’ interdisciplinary appeal, involving specialists in musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz performance, literary criticism, poetics, aesthetics, rhetoric , linguistics, dance, and film. The diversity of authorial training and approach makes this collection a dramatic demonstration of the on-going debates in the field. In many ways the semiotics of art is the testing ground of sign theory as a whole, and work in this subject is as vital to the interests of theoretical semioticians as to students of the arts. It is to both these interests that this volume is addressed.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and its prevalence has been steadily rising in recent decades. This book describes morphologic and kinetic signs that are important in the analysis of breast MR images before and after contrast administration and in various pulse sequences. It will help broaden the clinical application of MRM so that as many physicians as possible can make more accurate diagnoses.
Nancy and her friends are faced with another chilling mystery in this twelfth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. When Bess asks Nancy and George to be counselors at her old camp, they’re a little wary. After all, running around after a bunch of little kids doesn’t exactly sound like fun! But Bess promises that the girls will get to enjoy nature, relax by the lake, and play some sports. Plus, it will give Nancy a much-needed break from solving mysteries. But trouble always finds Nancy Drew! After hearing the disturbing tale about a camper who had drowned in the lake years ago, Nancy dismisses it as a ghost story. But then something pulls her under water during a swim lesson—something eerily human, with long, silvery hair. And the next night her entire cabin's sleeping bags disappear—only to show up at the lake, soaked. Now Nancy isn’t so sure if she believes in ghosts! All she knows is she has to do everything within her power to make sure her campers—and her friends—are safe. Which means she’d better get to the bottom of what’s happening at Camp Cedarbark.
Annotation It was an undergraduate student who started Wilcox (linguistics and signed language interpreting, U. of New Mexico-Albuquerque) on her quest several years ago by asking for a book on the subject. She studied theory of metaphor and its manifestation in various verbal languages, and here applies what she learned to a non-verbal language. She draws on opposing linguistic theories to show how the cognitive process experienced by deaf people change and enrich signed language. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).