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    Consciousness and the Philosophy of Signs: A New Précis. [REVIEW]Marc Champagne - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3-4):443-462.
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    Signs, Language, and Listening: A Review. [REVIEW]Hongwei Jia - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3-4):463-473.
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  3. Crossing Out Normative Boundaries in Psychosis.Richard L. Lanigan - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3-4):335-364.
    The coding function of semiotic-systems in literature is explored as an example of Umberto Eco’s real and fictional protocols in the play of discourse formation. The intricate phenomenological levels of intersemiotic translation are illustrated by analyzing a rhetorical passage from Charles Dickens’ novel Bleak House. The passage on the logic of series allows us to explore fact/fiction, real/imaginary, normal/abnormal, sane/insane, neurotic/psychotic choices as discourse voice protocols for the axiological interpretation of meaning formation and signification function. Models of discourse are drawn (...)
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    Semiotics of Religion.Massimo Leone - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3):309-333.
    The essay proposes a concise map of some of the current research trends in the semiotics of religion. Within the theoretical framework of Peirce’s philosophy of semiosis as interpreted and developed by Umberto Eco, the essay situates the semiotic study of religion at the crossroad of nature and culture and singles out as its main task studying both the abstract level of religious ideologies of signification and the empirical level of religious systems of expression and communication.
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  5. Diagnosing with Light.Sally Ann Ness - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3-4):365-400.
    Acupoint Biophoton Emissions Testing, an alternative diagnostic technique used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, illustrates a case of non-linguistic Delome-level semiosis that is understood to form an interface between endosemiotic and linguistic semiotic levels of human communication. Performed manually, the technique employs an array of Hypoiconic and Indexical Symbols that, when used in combination, enable practitioners to “listen in” and learn with biocommunicational processes, re-embodying them in a manner that renders them available to conscious recognition and linguistic representation. The (...)
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    A Watershed for Qualia: Marc Champagne’s Unified Theory of Consciousness. [REVIEW]Jamin Pelkey - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3-4):431-442.
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    The Semiotics of Visual Identity.Steven Skaggs - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3):277-307.
    Visual identity systems allow a visual object to stand for, and provide suggestive expression of, a host. The primary graphic element in a visual identity system is the logo. In three sections, this article explores inportant semiotic mechanisms by which logos perform the work of identifying. The first section points to the difference between basic visual differentiation and affective/cognitive reference. It makes a distinction between two kinds of reference that occur simultaneously in logos: an immediate referencing of the host entity, (...)
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    The Phanerochemical Wedding of Logic and Philosophia Perennis: On Morrissey’s The Way of Logic. [REVIEW]Kermit Snelson - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3-4):474-481.
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  9. What Can Be Known About Future Umwelten?Morten Tønnessen - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (3-4):401-429.
    This article addresses Umwelt futurology, the study of future Umwelten: i.e., subjective, semiotic lifeworlds. Umwelt futurology as I describe it is an interdisciplinary enterprise founded on Umwelt theory but also drawing on work done in other academic studies of future developments. It complements Hiltunen’s semiotic work in futures studies on weak signals. Asking what can be known about future Umwelten, I ascertain that our most solid knowledge about any Umwelt situated on Earth is derived from an understanding of what constitutes (...)
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    An Ontological Approach to Meaning Making Through PATH and Gestalt Foregrounding in Climax.Lillian A. Black, Katherine Tu, Cliff O’Reilly, Yetian Wang, Paulo Pacheco & Randy Allen Harris - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):217-249.
    Climax is a compound rhetorical figure, consisting of the trope, Crementum, and the scheme, Gradatio, a combination that results in compelling semiotic effects. The component figures impact the conveyed meaning independently and collectively, which we chart by way of the PATH image schema and the Gestalt Figure-Ground relation. These layers of meaning function in a similar fashion to the dual figure visual phenomenon examined by Koffka and Rubin. Key elements of our project include knowledge representation of Climax and component figures, (...)
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    The Verbal-Kinesic Enactment of Contrast in North American English.Jennifer Hinnell - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):55-92.
    In this paper, I explore the linguistic and kinesic expression of contrast—the pitting of one position, object, or idea, against another. The archetype utterance for the embodied expression of contrast in English is the bipartite construction On the one hand.... On the other hand.... in which hand gestures are often performed sequentially along the sagittal axis to depict the two options. However, English speakers have a variety of other linguistic means available to them for expressing contrast. Using data from naturally (...)
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    On Insignificance.Massimo Leone - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):251-268.
    The article proposes a typology of meaninglessness based on the semiotics of Charles S. Peirce: meaningless as indecipherable; as incomprehensible; and as uncanny. Each type is exemplified with reference to anecdotic semiotic experience gained while riding Japanese buses. Meaninglessness, however, is not insignificance. Insignificance is a much more disquieting anthropological condition, which the article describes with reference to two symmetrical processes: on the one hand, the euphoric passage from significance to insignificance, a passage meant as the “birth of new meaning”; (...)
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    Introduction.Jamin Pelkey, Sophia Melanson & Richard Rosenbaum - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):1-9.
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    Toward a Renewed Theory of the Narreme.Richard Rosenbaum - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):187-215.
    From Propp’s functions to Levi-Strauss’s mythemes, from Greimas’s actants to Barthes’s narrative units, and beyond, numerous scholars of linguistics, comparative mythology, and narratology have proposed frameworks for identifying and systematizing the fundamental particles of narrative and describing how they interact. The term “narreme” was suggested by Eugèn Dorfman and has caught on, as the proposed basic unit of narrative structure, analogous to the “phoneme” in phonology; however, although the term has been deployed by many contemporary scholars, this has not yet (...)
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    The Silence of Movement.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):33-54.
    The kinetic silence of movement has formidable powers. Observations of a film critic, poet, professor of political history, and medical doctor attest to the fact that that silence is replete with meanings. Those meanings in turn testify to a movement-anchored corporeal semiotics that resounds not merely functionally but experientially in animate forms of life. It does so consistently and directly in kinesthesia, the ever-present sense modality by which we experience the qualitative dynamics of movement and synergies of meaningful movement. Phylogenetic (...)
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    The Psammetichus Syndrome and Beyond.Göran Sonesson - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):11-32.
    Thanks to Bruno Galantucci, “experimental semiotics” is usually nowadays taken to mean the study of “novel forms of communication which people develop when they cannot use pre-established communication systems”. In spite of Galantucci’s claim to have picked the label because it was free, it has actually been used in different ways at least twice before: by Colin Ware, who takes it to be involved with “the elucidation of symbols that gain their meaning by being structured to take advantage of the (...)
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    Inferring Ears.Martin Švantner - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):93-115.
    This paper draws attention to two important and fruitful anecdotes from history useful for the development of a cognitive semiotic approach to music. The first is from Peirce’s writings, describing a complete structural change of understanding, perception and listening to music. Peirce describes the invention of a specific cognitive pidgin and the emergence of new social, embodied and cerebral habits. This emergence is shown in the example of Peirce’s friend who allegedly lost his sense of hearing but still enjoys music—no (...)
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    Transformative Communication as Semiotic Scaffolding of Cognitive Development.Duygu Uygun Tunç - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):117-154.
    The paper examines the role of earliest communicative interactions in the development of social-cognitive functions through a communication-theoretical interpretation of Hoffmeyer’s notion “semiotic scaffolding”. Drawing on Bateson’s notion of metacommunication and Vygotskian perspectives on cognitive-semiotic development, it argues that the primary semiotic achievement of human evolution and development is the differentiation of meaning into inter-referential layers that are communicatively established, which in turn provides an ecological foundation for multilevel and multimodal semiosis. Ontogenetically regarded, differentiation of levels of communication is argued (...)
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    Index as Scaffold to the Subjunctivity of Children’s Performatives.Donna E. West - 2019 - American Journal of Semiotics 35 (1):155-186.
    This article provides a new characterization of gestural performatives, providing a semiotic analysis of their dialogic meaning—that performatives function as action signs, specifically indexes. Consonant with Peirce’s Ten-Fold Division of Signs, it proposes that the meanings which underlie performative actions supersede the interpretants of the Dicisign and therefore become the subjects of propositions. The dialogic nature of action signs is only beginning to be explored systematically; as such, this fresh inquiry argues that this process develops in ontogeny between two semiotic (...)
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