Language—as signifier and signified—serves as the focus of Diz's book on the Conde Lucanor. "This is animportant work, a brilliant application of semiotics and narratology, precise, clear, and (unusual in such writing) eloquent." —Peter Dunn, Journal of Hispanic Philology. "Diz's book offers several valuable new insights on the Conde Lucanor." —Marina Scordilis Brownlee, Hispania. "This is, indeed, an intelligent reading of the Conde Lucanor which will have considerable impact on Juan Manuel criticism and fourteenth-century studies.