McArthur, Douglas

Information, Its Forms and Functions the Elements of Semiology
1997 0-7734-8675-5
A synthesis which takes account of the many forms and purposes of human expression and communication. It includes topics like the recording of information, the use of signs for the elaboration of ideas, for the design and execution of projects, signs and the representation of experience, esthetics, and rituals. The author argues that language and signs are best understood as a sort of technology rather than as the manifestation of a faculty.