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Information, its forms and functions the elements of semiology by Douglas McArthur

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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston .
Written in English


  • Signs and symbols.,
  • Semiotics.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-222) and index.

StatementDouglas McArthur.
SeriesMellen studies in sociology ;, v. 13
LC ClassificationsP99 .M395 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 227 p. ;
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL655746M
ISBN 100773486755, 0889466300
LC Control Number97000788

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