REPORT ON TALLINN SEMIOFEST 2016

By Gabriela Pedranti As we do (almost) every year, we went to Tallinn for the last Semiofest edition (June 1st to June 4th, 2016). Having attended four out of five events (and even organising it […]

Call for papers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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