Lessons from the marmosets

By Paul Bouissac New study of infant marmosets, Callithrix jacchus, yields insights into the development of vocal learning that are relevant across species, including Homo. Rather than being the “hopeful monster” of Chomskyan lore, this […]

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Semiotics and Fieldwork: On critical enthographies Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics Guest Editors: Eleftheria Deltsou (Univ. of Thessaly) and Fotini Tsibiridou (Univ. of Macedonia) The cross-fertilization between anthropology and semiotics, stretching back […]

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Report on 2015 Pragmatics Conference

The 14th International Pragmatics Conference was held in Antwerp (Belgium), July 26-31. A truly international event which takes place every second year, the 2015 conference attracted 1,277 linguists and semioticians from 62 countries. All the […]

Guest column

Multimodal argumentation in context.

From the International Pragmatics Conference (July 26-31) A specialist of multimodal discourse analysis, the author addresses the issue of context change potential (CCP) from a cognitive semiotic perspective. As Dr. Wildfeuer could not be present […]

Review of Books

Reviews’ review: botanical semiotics

Plants are organisms that process vital information from their environment and from other plants. Folk biology sees vegetal life as basically passive, “vegetative”. The circadian motion of sun flowers is perceived as an oddity. But […]


Welcome the smart book

Today’s utopia is tomorrow’s technology. One may dream of a kind of scientific books which would be strikingly different from the bound sets of printed pages which clutter our libraries and offer more rhetoric than […]



The title must deliver the main information contained in the article or report in the form of a short but complete sentence, possibly with an ellipsis which makes the sentence more concise without obscuring its […]

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Let’s restitute indexicality! A manifesto

Modern semiotics willingly embraces the tripartite typology of signs proposed by Charles Sanders Peirce. Even though exact formulations differ and other classes of signs may be proposed, most semioticians would agree that sign can be […]

Figure 7 and 8: two plenary speakers of the congress: Farouk Seif, Antioch University of Seattle, and Peter Stockinger, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris
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Report from Lithuania

The International Semiotics Institute, in its new location at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, organized last 2-7 June 2014 the 1st International Congress of Numanities. The congress has been a sort of “baptism of fire”, […]

Leonhard Schilbach
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Toward Social Neuroscience

As a psychiatrist and lecturer in experimental psychiatry and social neuroscience, I am interested in how human beings understand and make sense of each other. My research is based on the assumption that social cognition […]

Jordan Zlatev
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Event Report

The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS) was founded in Aarhus, Denmark on May 29, 2013 during the VIII Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS).During September 25-27, 2014, nearly one year and […]

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Streaming SemiotiX

Information consumption modes are changing at an increasing pace. Brief sentences, graphs, images, and short paragraphs are caught on the fly on mobile phones and tablets. Keen eyes quickly discriminate what is relevant and what […]

Zdzisław Wąsik
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Lectures on the Epistemology of Semiotics

The book entitled as Lectures on the Epistemology of Semioticsconsists of eight lectures pertaining to theoretical issues and three supplements exemplifying the applicative values of selected conceptions in the domain of semiotic studies. Separately detached […]

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Belligerent broadcasting: antagonism in media talk”?

We begin with the following exchange from a 2012 interview between BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman and Treasury Minister Chloe Smith; an example of what Richards (2007: 73) calls “Rottweiler” interviewing: JP: Do you ever wake […]

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