Meanings & Co.

The Interdisciplinarity of Communication, Semiotics and Multimodality

  • Alin Olteanu
  • Andrew Stables
  • Dumitru Borţun

Part of the Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress book series (NAHP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Alin Olteanu, Andrew Stables, Dumitru Borţun
    Pages 1-3
  3. Theoretical Developments

  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Dario Martinelli
      Pages 163-179
    3. Saule Petronienė, Jolita Murauskaitė, Jolita Horbačauskienė
      Pages 181-192
    4. Nicolae-Sorin Drăgan
      Pages 193-211
    5. Carl W. Jones
      Pages 213-266
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


This book explores the interdisciplinarity of semiotics and communication studies, comprising both theoretical explorations and semiotic applications to communication with theoretical bearings. These disciplines have generally been understood as mutually implicit, but there still are many unexplored research avenues in this area, particularly on a conceptual level. The book offers broad insights into the epistemological relations between semiotics and other approaches to communication from perspectives such as sociology, philosophy of language and communication theory. As such, it sheds light on the communication of knowledge.

Semiotics is currently enjoying increasing popularity within the humanities and social sciences. Understood as relational logic (Charles Peirce) or hermeneutics (structuralism and poststructuralism), semiotics fundamentally implies certain positions with regard to communication. Because of the generality and conceptual vagueness of semiosis and communication, how one elucidates the other is still an underexplored theme. With some pioneering studies of this relation, the books examines various fields, such as language, code, learning, embodiment, political communication, media, cinema, cuisine, multimodality and intertextuality.


Communication Studies Semiotics of communication Philosophy of Language Communication Model Learning epistemological relations political communication Translation of Culture Peirce’s doctrine Charles Peirce structuralism and poststructuralism edusemiotics Meaning-Generator Modelling Human Communication Semiotic Practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Alin Olteanu
    • 1
  • Andrew Stables
    • 2
  • Dumitru Borţun
    • 3
  1. 1.International Semiotics InstituteKaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania
  2. 2.International Semiotics InstituteKaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania
  3. 3.Faculty of Communication and Public RelationsNational University of Political Studies and Public AdministrationBucharest Romania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91985-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91986-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-442X
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-4438
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