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SemiotiX Review of Books: Catholic Semiotics

By Robert Yelle Domenico Pietropaolo’s book, Semiotics of the Christian Imagination, is a new entry in Bloomsbury’s Advances in Semiotics series. It is a sensitive, erudite, and subtle interpretation of a fairly wide range of […]

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Governance by Medical Models: Eight Semiotic Principles

By Gary Genosko Governance by medical modelling is the attempt to make reality conform to predictions and projections. There is a political imperative in now familiar exhortations, that require broad legislative and regulatory changes that […]

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OBITUARY

Paolo Fabbri  Since June 2, the international semiotic community laments the loss of one of its most distinguished and dedicated members. After graduating from the University of Florence (1962) Paolo Fabbri (b. Rimini, 1939) continued […]

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From the Editorial Team

Those who have now by force more time on their hands may take this opportunity to explore the resources of the https://semioticon.com For instance, clicking on Archives at the top of the SemiotiX page will open […]

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Sex, Art, and Semiosis

A new course by Per Aage Brandt is now available in the Semiotic Institute Online. It consists of twelve inspiring lessons that the authors had first ironically titled “Crumbs”. SemiotiX features here the fourth lesson. […]

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PROLEGOMENA TO A NEW LANGUAGE SCIENCE

By Alexander V. Kravchenko   The problem with language as a symbolic system In mainstream linguistics and cognitive science language is viewed as a symbolic system – a set of abstract forms that somehow relate […]

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New Issue of Signs & Media (Autumn 2019)

Dear all, we are delighted to announce the new publication of our Journal Signs & Media (Autumn Issue, 2019). Please feel free to download it by clicking https://www.dropbox.com/sh/imr73vo4r0me1xi/AABcozqcPnzFgxeDROahx03Wa?dl=0 Editor’s Note Victoria Lady Welby and her […]

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PROLEGOMENA TO A NEW LANGUAGE SCIENCE

By Alexander V. Kravchenko   The problem with language as a symbolic system In mainstream linguistics and cognitive science language is viewed as a symbolic system – a set of abstract forms that somehow relate […]

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New Issue of Signs & Media (Autumn 2019)

Dear all, we are delighted to announce the new publication of our Journal Signs & Media (Autumn Issue, 2019). Please feel free to download it by clicking https://www.dropbox.com/sh/imr73vo4r0me1xi/AABcozqcPnzFgxeDROahx03Wa?dl=0 Editor’s Note Victoria Lady Welby and her […]

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SEMIOFEST 2020 goes to Mexico

Semiofest, a Celebration of Applied Semiotic Thinking, is the world’s only applied semiotic conference. If you are a practitioner of semiotics or want to become one you should be there! We’re officially opening up the […]

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SEMIOTIX Review of Books

By David Lidov   Robert S. Hatten A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Art Music  Indiana University Press    Robert Hatten’s third book on musical meaning, from the Indiana University Press series which he […]

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Emotions and the meaning of fashion

By Gabriel Baradee (with editorial notes) Emotions are at the core of the meaning of fashion. From the feelings conveyed by the fabrics with an almost infinite array of colors and textures —  and the […]

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Self, Skin and Ink

Review of Chris William Martin, The Social Semiotics of Tattoos: Skin and Self. Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2019.   By Gary Genosko Sociology and semiotics have long been cozy bedfellows. […]

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Socio-semiotics News

Personal pronouns have a special status in languages. As indexical tools they are the means by which languages and persons intimately interface with each other within a particular social structure. Pronouns involve more than mere […]

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Indexes, deixis and pronouns

By Ole Togeby How to describe personal pronouns in a semiotic framework? In Peircean semiotics personal pronouns, such as I and you, are often classified as indexes because they sort of ‘point to’ one of the […]

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A welcome addition to Peircean scholarship

About The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Peircean Semiotics This book considers the work and influence of Charles Sanders Peirce, showing how the concepts and ideas he developed continue to impact and shape contemporary research issues. […]

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AACSRE Announces 2019 Class of Emerging Fellows

The Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE), in an effort to fuel the next generation of study for on-premise signage, has announced the Emerging Fellows for 2019-2020. The 2019 class of Emerging […]

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Cognitive Semiotics

IACS-3 in Toronto David Lidov The third conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics was held in Toronto, July 13-15, 2018, hosted by Ryerson University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and its School […]

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The Surrealist image: a cognitive semiotics approach

By Paul Bouissac (University of Toronto) Introduction: the epistemological context The emerging paradigm of cognitive semiotics in the mid-1990s signaled the recognition that the theoretical models that had been developed during the 20th century in […]

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LAUNCHING SEMIOTIX PODCASTS

Professor Chris Martin introduces his new book on the socio-semiotics of tattoos.         Episode 1   In this series of podcasts, researcher and professor Dr. Chris Martin sits down with the editor […]

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Semiotics of Architecture in Digital Games

By Gabriele Aroni.   When we talk about digital games the first thing that comes to mind is their ludic aspect – the act of playing and the way we interact with them. However, digital […]

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Contribution to the ethno-semiotics of the circus

Contribution to the ethno-semiotics of the circus. Click here to go to the companion website.