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The Semiotics of Emoji (Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | The Semiotics of Emoji (Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Marcel Danesi(Author)

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Emoji have gone from being virtually unknown to being a central topic in internet communication. What is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Given the sheer variety of verbal communication on the internet and English's still-controversial role as lingua mundi for the web, these icons have emerged as a compensatory universal language.

The Semiotics of Emoji looks at what is officially the world's fastest-growing form of communication. Emoji, the colourful symbols and glyphs that represent everything from frowning disapproval to red-faced shame, are fast becoming embedded into digital communication. Controlled by a centralized body and regulated across the web, emoji seems to be a language: but is it? The rapid adoption of emoji in such a short span of time makes it a rich study in exploring the functions of language.

Professor Marcel Danesi, an internationally-known expert in semiotics, branding and communication, answers the pertinent questions. Are emoji making us dumber? Can they ultimately replace language? Will people grow up emoji literate as well as digitally native? Can there be such a thing as a Universal Visual Language? Read this book for the answers.

The Semiotics of Emoji is an important reminder of the limitations of language and sound, and how much visual symbols can aid human interaction and add to the richness of communication. * Inspector Insight *

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Book details

  • PDF | 206 pages
  • Marcel Danesi(Author)
  • Bloomsbury 3PL (17 Nov. 2016)
  • English
  • 3
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By Teeandel on 13 September 2017

    The semiotics of Emoji gives you insight into a phenomenon of Emoji from a linguistics perspective. This is exactly what I was looking for – definitely worth reading.

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