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    Hegel and the Peircean ‘Object’.Chris Barnham - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):101-124.
    Peirce’s semiotics is well known for advocating a triadic, rather than a dyadic, sign structure, but interpretations of how such a structure works in practice have varied considerably. This paper argues that the Peircean ‘object’ is central to understanding Peirce’s philosophical intent and that this element should be construed as a mediating element within the sign rather than as an originating source of it. This interpretation resonates with the fundamentally anti-dualist character of Peirce’s philosophy and it creates potential convergences with (...)
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    Even a Two-Year-Old Can Do It! The Early Stages of Learning to Understand Moving-Image Media.Cary Bazalgette - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):56-78.
    Film scholarship has consistently avoided discussing how we learn to understand the complex, multimodal systems of communication that moving-image media have evolved into over the last 125 years. This article offers some reasons for this neglect: in particular, the popular assumption that movies are extremely easy to understand, and the relative lack of research on two-year-olds – the crucial phase in which this learning must take place. Drawing on a 20-month study of a pair of dizygotic twins, a vignette of (...)
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    “Who Goes There?” Reflections on Signs and Personhood in Christopher Hutton’s Integrationism and the Self.Paul Cobley - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):159-173.
    Review of Integrationism and the Self: Reflections on the Legal Personhood of Animals [Series Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory] by Christopher Hutton. London: Routledge, 2019, 190 pp.
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    Editorial: Signs and Communicators.Paul Cobley, Adrian Pablé & Johan Siebers - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):7-11.
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    Creating Reality as a Locally Tailored Interface – an Integrational, Pragmatic Account of Semiosis.Charlotte Conrad - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):12-31.
    Linguistics and semiotics traditionally assert the view that communication presupposes signs. Integrational linguistics challenges this notion by refuting the first-order ontological status of signs and semiological codes. Yet if communication does not depend on pre-established signs, then how does semiosis proceed? And what is the basis for the intuitively acceptable notion that codes do exist as socially carried structures among living beings? In this article I present an integrational account of semiosis based on the suggestion that sign-making is a perceptual (...)
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    Chatting with Chatbots: Sign Making in Text-Based Human–Computer Interaction.Dorthe Duncker - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):79-100.
    This paper investigates the kind of sign making that goes on in text-based human–computer interaction, between human users and chatbots, from the point of view of integrational linguistics. A chatbot serves as a “conversational” user interface, allowing users to control computer programs in “natural language”. From the user’s perspective, the interaction is a case of semiologically integrated activity, but even if the textual traces of a chat may look like a written conversation between two humans the correspondence is not one-to-one. (...)
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    Modelling the Reciprocal Dynamics of Dialogical Communication: On the Communication-Philosophical Undercurrent of Radical Constructivism and Second-Order Cybernetics.Peter Kastberg - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):32-55.
    Even though both Ernst von Glasersfeld, the founding father of radical constructivism, and his epistemological alter ego, Heinz von Foerster, one of the principal architects of second-order cybernetics, would both repeatedly stress the formative importance of communication, neither would ever model communication as a phenomenon per se. I will propose a first modelling of communication as seen through the stereoscopic lens of these two schools of thought. I will first present, discuss and evaluate how communication is traditionally modelled. This will (...)
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    Integrating Biosemiotics: From a Semiological Point of View.Adrian Pablé - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):125-145.
    This paper is a study in the ‘philosophy of semiotics’. It is centred on a critical approach to the Peircean sign conception, which underlies biosemiotics and the global perspective on signs. The present discussion tackles questions of ontological and epistemological interest, which it does by taking a distinctly semiological point of reference. The semiology which the present critique draws inspiration from is Roy Harris’ integrationism, an approach to human communication which rejects Saussurean semiology – the common target of Peircean semiotics. (...)
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    Philosophy as Communication Theory.Johan Siebers - 2020 - Sign Systems Studies 48 (1):146-158.
    There has been comparatively little attention for the fundamental ontology of communication in recent philosophy. Nevertheless, from classical metaphysical accounts of relationality and communal being to the analysis of intersubjectivity in phenomenology and to concrete existence as understood by process philosophy, the communicative structure of the act of being has been, if not explicitly then implicitly, a perennial component of metaphysical reflection. Communication theory can be conceived in such a way that it takes this ontological dimension into account. The ramifications (...)
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