Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars’ Press
212 pages
6 x 9 inches
December 2002
Print ISBN: 9781551302225


The Body in Voice is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to linguistic semiotics. Its target audience includes students of the broad range of disciplines dealing with communication and with issues of representation — from semiotics and literary analysis to media, cultural studies and beyond. Advanced semiotic terms and concepts are presented in a straightforward format, focusing on practical applications, plentiful examples, and ideas for further research. Of particular interest is the detailed coverage of the corporality of voice and the verbal-nonverbal interface.

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Chapter 1: Radiating out from the speaker

Chapter 2: The pensive man outwatched the North Star

Chapter 3: Those verbal shells

Chapter 4: If all the world were a labyrinth

Chapter 5: At a kind of core of sensation and experience

Chapter 6: Each syllable is a breath

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Francesca Trusso

Professor Francesca Trusso teaches English Linguistics and Semiotics at the University of Rome, Italy. Her research interests include cognitive and anthropological linguistics, and pragmatics. She is the author of numerous articles that focus on topics ranging from verbal and non-verbal communication to language acquisition, bilingualism and multilingualism. Her publications include Spinning In and Out of Language (2001) and Words Weaving Wonder: Principles of Semiosis in Shelley, G.M. Hopkins and Dylan Thomas.

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