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Linguistic Semiotics


Part of the Peking University Linguistics Research book series (PKULR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 1-53
  3. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 55-77
  4. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 87-102
  5. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 103-125
  6. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 127-142
  7. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 143-172
  8. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 205-226
  9. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 253-262
  10. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 263-289
  11. Mingyu Wang
    Pages 291-304
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 373-397

About this book


This is the first book of its kind that explains the basic concepts, theoretical foundations and systematic research of linguistic semiotics, so as to establish a well-founded framework for linguistic semiotics as an independent discipline. While examining the major claims of different schools of semiotics, it also addresses 12 central issues concerning linguistic semiotics, and outlines semiotic studies in China focusing on the multiple research areas and accomplishments. In addition to illustrations and tables, the book offers an “Index of References in Linguistic Semiotics” consisting of 1,063 entries, including monographs, journal papers, conference proceedings, etc. in Chinese, English and Russian. 


Linguistic Semiotics Linguistic Signs Langue and Parole Syntagm and Paradigm Synchrony and Diachrony Functional Linguistics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tianjin Foreign Studies UniversityTianjinChina

About the authors

Prof. Mingyu Wang is a doctoral supervisor, post-doctoral cooperative supervisor, chairman of the Committee of Semiotics of the Chinese Society of Logic, and president of the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies. Prof. Wang is a ‘Longjiang Scholar’ Specially Appointed Professor, Tianjin Specially Appointed Professor, Outstanding Tianjin ‘Jinmen Scholar’ and winner of Tianjin’s Top Teacher Award. He is winner of the Russian ‘Pushkin Medal’ and the Russian ‘Friendship and Cooperation Medal’.  

Prof. Wang is a former editor-in-chief of Foreign Language Research and current editorial board member of 10 foreign language journals in China. He is also vice chairman of the Russian Language Teaching Advisory Board under the National Foreign Languages Teaching Advisory Committee, president of the Tianjin Association for Foreign Language Studies and director of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Association for MTI Education. He is a specially appointed expert of the National Textbook Committee and visiting professor and adjunct researcher at 12 universities and research institutes. Prof. Wang is accomplished in linguistic semiotics, general linguistics, functional linguistics, foreign language pedagogy and other fields, and his representative works include Linguistic Semiotics, Modern Linguistic Semiotics, Semiotics Thoughts, Functional Linguistics and A New Coursebook on Foreign Language Teaching

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Linguistic Semiotics
  • Authors Mingyu Wang
  • Series Title Peking University Linguistics Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Peking University Linguistics Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Peking University Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-3245-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-3248-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-3246-7
  • Series ISSN 2662-3129
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-3137
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 397
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Semiotics
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