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    The 38th Albi–Moissac Colloquium of French Semioticians: Living Beings and Their Environment.Pauline Delahaye - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):398.
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    Founding of the French Zoosemiotics Society.Pauline Delahaye - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):401.
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    Giorgio Prodi and the Lower Threshold of Semiotics.Umberto Eco - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):343.
    Publication of a translation of the text of Umberto Eco’s talk given in honour of Giorgio Prodi in 1988.
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    Animal Language Before Sebeok.Umberto Eco - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):365.
    Publication of the text of Umberto Eco’s talk given at a symposium held in honour of Thomas A. Sebeok in San Marino in 2002.
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    Peirce’s Garden of Forking Metaphors.Aleksandar Feodorov - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):188.
    The philosophic system of the founder of pragmatism Charles Sanders Peirce is rarely grasped from the point of view of its metaphoric usage. However, some of his most original yet often misunderstood and contested ideas such as those of ‘matter as effete mind’ and ‘the play of musement’ are metaphoric representations. In the present paper I am offering a new way to discuss the role of metaphors in Peirce’s philosophy by taking a twofold approach to the problem. On the one (...)
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    GIFs as Floating Signifiers.Camelia Gradinaru - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):294.
    This paper investigates GIFs that use famous paintings and art collages in order to discern if their possible interpretations justify the label of ‘floating signifiers’. For this purpose, I explain what ‘floating signifier’ means and describe what happened with the term when it was correlated with the issues of information and digital materiality. Thus, in new media, the parallel term for ‘floating signifier’ is Hayles’s ‘flickering signifier’. In a subtle manner, GIFs represents perfect instantiation of both concepts. The paper also (...)
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  7. A Post-Structuralist Revised Weil–Lévi-Strauss Transformation Formula for Conceptual Value-Fields.James B. Harrod - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):255.
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    A Post-Structuralist Revised Weil–Levi-Strauss Transformation Formula for Conceptual Value-Fields.James B. Harrod - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2-3):255-281.
    The structuralist Andre-Weil–Claude-Levi-Strauss transformation formula, initially applied to kinship systems, mythology, ritual, artistic design and architecture, was rightfully criticized for its rationalism and tendency to reduce complex transformations to analogical structures. I present a revised non-mathematical revision of the CF, a general transformation formula applicable to networks of complementary semantic binaries in conceptual value-fields of culture, including comparative religion and mythology, ritual, art, literature and philosophy. The rCF is a rule-guided formula for combinatorial conceptualizing in non-representational, presentational mythopoetics and other (...)
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    Umberto Eco on the Biosemiotics of Giorgio Prodi.Kalevi Kull - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):352.
    The article provides a commentary on Umberto Eco’s text “Giorgio Prodi and the lower threshold of semiotics”. An annotated list of Prodi’s English-language publications on semiotics is included.
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    A Study by Umberto Eco and His Colleagues on the History of Early Zoosemiotics: Commentary and Bibliography.Kalevi Kull - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):383.
    The article provides a commentary on Umberto Eco’s text “Animal language before Sebeok”, and an annotated bibliography of various versions of the article on ‘latratus canis’ that Eco published together with Roberto Lambertini, Costantino Marmo, and Andrea Tabarroni.
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  11. Urban Ecosemiotics of Trees: Why the Ecological Alien Species Paradigm has Not Gained Ground in Cities?Riin Magnus & Tiit Remm - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):319.
    The transportation and translocation of species beyond their natural habitats is considered to be one of the major causes of biodiversity loss these days. Concerns are growing also about urbanization and the resulting destruction of natural habitats. At the same time, the integration of urban environments into nature protection efforts has brought along the intent to apply the ecological alien species paradigm in cities. Yet, as the practices of urban landscaping demonstrate, this objective has not been achieved. In this article, (...)
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  12. Eco’s “Latratus Canis”: A Memory of the Backstage.Costantino Marmo - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):378.
    The paper describes the collaboration between Umberto Eco and his students Roberto Lambertini, Costantino Marmo, and Andrea Tabarroni resulting in the joint article “Latratus canis”.
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    Impossibly Good Looks: A Pragma-Ontological Approach to Unearthing the Latent Rhetorical Structure of Anti-Ageing Advertising Discourse.George Rossolatos - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):216.
    This paper aims at unearthing the appeals, the argumentative schemes and the modes of rhetorical configuration that make up the rhetorical structure of the anti-ageing skin care product category’s print advertising discourse. To this end, the pragma-ontological approach is put forward as an offshoot of the pragma-dialectical perspective in rhetorical analysis and criticism. The pragma-ontological approach adds interpretative depth to the overt argumentation structure of anti-ageing products’ ads on the grounds of fundamental ontology/existential phenomenology. The analysis points to three levels (...)
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    About the Limits of the Human Language: Discussing the Case of Pirahã.Ekaterina Velmezova - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):392.
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  15. Financial Discourse of the 2007–2008 Crisis: From Unpredictability and Explosion to Predictability.Griselda Zárate & Homero Zambrano - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (2/3):282.
    This paper aims to identify the inflection point in financial discourse, the moment of explosion and unpredictability in the 2007–2008 economic crisis, through an analysis of metaphors, and its relation to the concept of jumps in finance. The corpus is formed by articles dating from 2007–2008 published in The Wall Street Journal and related to the movements of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index of the United States. For the purposes of this paper, two texts are analysed: “Traders in Lehman, (...)
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    The Dual Essence of Pleasure: Willing, Imagining and Planning the Saussurean Sublime and Beautiful in Surviving Daunting Nature and Culture.Jui-Pi Chien - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):44.
    This study seeks to update and expand the models of mind and consciousness that Ferdinand de Saussure conceived for the appreciation of linguistic signs. As a response to his theorization of the dual essence of language, this study proposes a theorization of pleasure and understanding deriving from our engagement with daunting situations in nature and culture. To begin with, the author discusses current neuroimaging findings that reveal how we may gain from low-arousal emotions. Certain benefits have been recognized that increase (...)
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    A Report on the Symposium “Juri Lotman and Sociosemiotics”.Remo Gramigna - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):178.
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    Text Dynamics: Renewing Challenges for Semiotics of Literature.Katalin Kroó & Peeter Torop - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):143.
    The paper examines the problem of textual/cultural dynamics linked to the issue of semiotic literariness, to be further investigated by the authors in later papers on literary semiotics. This scientific project aims to get closer to reaching an adequate disciplinary identification for semiotics of literature and a relatively precise definition of the status of this field in relation to semiotics of culture. The first step for the project is to reveal the interrelationhip between text and culture using the notion of (...)
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    The Semiotics of Models.Winfried Nöth - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):7.
    The paper sheds light on the concept of model in ordinary language and in scientific discourse from the perspective of C. S. Peirce’s semiotics. It proposes a general Peircean framework for the definition of models of all kinds, including mental models. A survey of definitions of scientific models that have been influential in the philosophy of science and of the typologies proposed in this context is given. The author criticizes the heterogeneity of the criteria applied in these typologies and the (...)
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  20. Surviving Finitude: Survival as a Constructed Foundation of Identity.Ott Puumeister - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):90.
    The article deals with the biopolitical underpinnings of the Estonian national identity construction which is analysed by concentrating on public media coverage of the Estonian Population and Housing Census 2011; and the passing of the Registered Partnership Act in 2014. The object of analysis is the discourse – or the manner of speaking – that becomes apparent in the discussion of these cases. It is called the discourse of survival, since the main aim of national identity construction is to ensure (...)
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    Biology for Linguists: An Obstacle or a Royal Path to Concept Building?Patrick Sériot - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):117.
    Exchanging models, metaphors and analogies between biology and linguistics is well known, and August Schleicher’s book Die Darwinsche Theorie und die Sprachwissenschaft is a typical work in this line of thought. Nonetheless, there is a “counter-mainstream” to this, which is less well known, but extremely interesting to follow: orthogenesis, an explicitly anti-Darwinian theory in biology, the consequences of which are fascinating to observe in the history of ideas in Soviet linguistics as well as in Russian emigre linguistics in the inter-war (...)
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    On the Analysis of Power and Politics From the Perspective of Juri Lotman’s Semiotics of Culture.Andreas Ventsel & Taras Boyko - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):168.
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    The Epistemic Role of Intermedial Visual Artworks: An Analysis of the Photobooks Palast der Republik_ and _Domesticidades.Leticia Vitral & João Queiroz - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):64.
    This paper presents, describes and analyses two photobooks: Palast der Republik and Domesticidades. We claim that, because of their highly iconic features, they can be regarded as epistemic artefacts since they reveal information about their objects, as well as about their own morphological properties. The analysis focuses on the kind of relations the photobooks establish with their respective objects and on the semiotic couplings that can be found in them – a type of interaction between semiotic resources. We contextualize this (...)
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    Umwelt, Lebenswelt_ and _Dasein Seen Through the Lens of a Subjective Experience of Reality.Zdzisław Wąsik - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):126.
    Departing from estimations of existential universes of animals and humans, this paper observes a number of views on the subjective experience, or modelling systems of reality, developed in the philosophy of nature and culture. The first part examines how the semantic relationships of nonhuman and human organisms with their environments are outlined in phenomenology as a study of individual experience from a subject-oriented perspective. Respectively, animals are admitted to have meaningful relations with actual things in observable reality through an outward (...)
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