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Theories of the symbol

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semiotics,
  • Rhetoric

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTzvetan Todorov ; translated by Catherine Porter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP99 .T613 1982
    The Physical Object
    Pagination302 p. ;
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4271246M
    ISBN 100801411920
    LC Control Number81017420


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