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  1. Encyclopedia of Semiotics.Paul Bouissac (ed.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields--from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy--survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture in this new work. The articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory. From introductions to Barthes and Bakhtin to analyses of gossip and myth, this is a valuable reference for students and scholars.
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    Семиотика как наука о памяти. Резюме.Paul Bouissac - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):86-86.
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    Can Semiotics Progress?Paul A. Bouissac - 2000 - American Journal of Semiotics 15 (1/4):7-26.
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    Semiotics as the Science of Memory.Paul Bouissac - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):71-86.
    The notion of culture implies the relative stability of sets of algorithms that become entrenched in human brains as children become socialized, and, to a lesser extent, when immigrants become assimilated into a new society. The semiotics of culture has used the notion of signs and systems of signs to conceptualize this process, which takes for granted memory as a natural affordance of the brain without raising the question of how and why cultural signs impact behaviour in a durable manner. (...)
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    Why Do Memes Die?Paul Bouissac - 1992 - Semiotics:183-191.
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    Art or Script? A Falsifiable Semiotic Hypothesis.Paul Bouissac - 1994 - Semiotica 100 (2-4):349-368.
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    Ecology of Semiotic Space: Competition, Exploitation and the Evolution of Arbitrary Signs.Paul Bouissac - 1993 - American Journal of Semiotics 10 (3/4):145-165.
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  8. What is a Human? Ecological Semiotics and the New Animism.Paul Bouissac - 1989 - Semiotica 77:497-516.
     
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    On Signs, Memes and MEMS: Toward Evolutionary Ecosemiotics.Paul Bouissac - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):627-644.
    The first issue raised by this paper is whether semiotics can bring any added value to ecology. A brief examination of the epistemological status of semiotics in its current forms suggests that semiotics' phenomenological macroconcepts are incommensurate with the complexity of the sciences comprising ecology and are too reductive to usefully map the microprocesses through which organisms evolve and interact. However, there are at least two grounds on which interfacing semiotics with ecology may prove to be scientifically productive: the very (...)
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    Decoding Limericks: A Structuralist Approach.Paul Bouissac - 1977 - Semiotica 19 (1-2):1-12.
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    Eclaircies de la Parole.Paul Bouissac - 1996 - Semiotica 112 (1-2):49-50.
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    Expressive Smiles or Leucosignals?Paul Bouissac - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (6):436-437.
    The assumption that a complex and fuzzy notion like smile can be the basis of a scientific, rather than semantic, inquiry can only lead to confused and inconclusive results. It would be more productive to start with the well-defined and measurable patterns of the clearly visible contrasts that are produced on the human face by various muscular contractions around the white patches formed by the sclera and the teeth. These features are universal, whereas a common word, in whatever language, is (...)
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    From Calculus to Language: The Case of Circus Equine Displays.Paul Bouissac - 1991 - Semiotica 85 (3-4):291-318.
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    Figurative Versus Objective Semiosis.Paul Bouissac - 1981 - Semiotics:3-12.
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    Guest Editorial. L’Institution de la Sémiotique: Stratégies Et Tactiques.Paul Bouissac - 1990 - Semiotica 79 (3-4):217-234.
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    Hoarding Behavior: A Better Evolutionary Account of Money Psychology?Paul Bouissac - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):181-182.
    The target article authors have been drawn into two metaphoric models of attitudes toward money that have prevented them from developing a convincing evolutionary theory able to account for the various behaviors they list and categorize as either tool-type or drug-type. Instead, hoarding could provide an evolutionary model that is better supported by behavioral and neurological evidence and could account for the whole range of behaviors they review. Moreover, the authors' focus on money as the common denominator of these behaviors (...)
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    How Plausible is the Motherese Hypothesis?Paul Bouissac - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):506-507.
    Falk's hypothesis is attractive and seems to be supported by data from primatology and language acquisition literature. However, this etiological narrative presents a fairly low degree of plausibility, the result of two epistemological fallacies: an implicit reliance on a unilinear model of causality and the explicit belief that ontogeny is homologous to phylogeny. Although this attempt to retrace the early emergence of prelinguistic capacities in hominins falls short of producing a compelling argument, it does call attention to an aspect of (...)
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    Introduction: A Challenge for Semiotics.Paul Bouissac - 1994 - Semiotica 100 (2-4):99-108.
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    Introduction: The Circus — a Semiotic Spectroscopy.Paul Bouissac - 1991 - Semiotica 85 (3-4):189-200.
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    Le statut sémiotique de l’affiche de cirque.Paul Bouissac - 1971 - Semiotica 3 (4).
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    Märkidest. meemidest ja mikroelektromehhaanilistest süsteemidest.Paul Bouissac - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):646-646.
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  22. Praxis and Semiosis: The Golden Legend'revisited.Paul Bouissac - 1990 - Semiotica 79 (3):289-306.
     
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    Pour une sémiotique du cirque.Paul Bouissac - 1971 - Semiotica 3 (2).
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    Semiotics and Surrealism.Paul Bouissac - 1979 - Semiotica 25 (1-2).
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  25. Steps Toward Evolutionary Semiotics.Paul Bouissac - 2000 - Semiotica 132 (3-4):317-342.
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    The Evolution of Priming in Cognitive Competencies: To What Extent is Analogical Reasoning Adaptive?Paul Bouissac - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (4):380-381.
    This commentary questions the general assumptions concerning the cognitive value of analogical reasoning on which the argument developed by Leech et al. appears to rest. In order to better assess the findings of their meta-analysis, it shifts the perspective from development to evolution, and frames their concern within a broader issue.
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  27. The Meaning of Nonsense (Structural Analysis of Clown Performances and Limericks).Paul Bouissac - 1982 - In Ino Rossi (ed.), The Logic of Culture: Advances in Structural Theory and Methods. J.F. Bergin Publishers. pp. 199--213.
     
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    Ecology of Semiotic Space: Competition, Exploitation and the Evolution of Arbitrary Signs.Paul Bouissac - 1993 - American Journal of Semiotics 10 (3/4):145-165.