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se·mi·ot·ics

also se·mei·ot·ics  (sē′mē-ŏt′ĭks, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication, and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics.

se′mi·o·ti′cian (-ə-tĭsh′ən) n.

semiotician

(ˌsɛmɪəˈtɪʃən) or

semioticist

n
(Linguistics) a person who studies semiotics
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Noun1.semiotician - a specialist in the study of meaning
linguist, linguistic scientist - a specialist in linguistics
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Samway's critical depiction of Percy's career as philosopher and semioticist is embedded in the description of his development as a novelist.
The semioticist Robert Scholes quotes a mid-1960s colleague's description of the novel as "a moderately interesting historical phenomenon, of no present importance," and I remember my Buffalo colleague Leslie Fiedler predicting at about the same time that, if there's any future for narrative at all, it's up there on the big screen, not down here on the page.
Abbagnano, who taught at the University of Turin from 1936 until 1973 and who influenced the novelist and semioticist Umberto Eco, acquired international esteem almost entirely for his work as an encyclopedist.