Marcel Danesi is a Full Professor of Anthropology and Semiotics at the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in the fields of language, popular culture, and semiotic theory. Among his recent publications are Concise Dictionary of Popular Culture (2016), The Semiotics of Emoji: The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet (2016), and Murder in Plain English, with Mike Arntfield (2017). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica, the major journal in the field of semiotics and of The International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric. For his scholarly accomplishments he was awarded a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada in 1998.