The proceedings of the 1987 meeting of the Semiotic Society of America includes a distinguished cross section of scholars exploring the expanse of semiotics research today. Sections include: 'A Maxim for Semiotics'; I. Issues at the Foundation of Semiotics; II. On Semiotic Methodology; III. The Semiotics of Architectural Drawings; IV. Developments in Empirical Semiotics; V. Semiotics of Discourse; VI. Medieval Textuality: After the Colon; VII. Semiotics of Literature; VIII. Semiotics of Film; IX. Estrangement: The Discourse of Twentieth-Century Theater; X. New Directions in Music Semiotics; XI. Semioticizing Logic and Philosophy; XII. Variations on the Theme of Semiotic Analysis; XIII. Semiotic Historiography. Co-published with the Semiotic Society of America.