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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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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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Public Journal of Semiotics (PJOS) changes site address

Public Journal of Semiotics (PJOS) changes site address: http://journals.lub.lu.se/pjos/   Public Journal of Semiotics (PJOS) was established in 2007 by Prof. Paul Bouissac as a nonprofit organization aiming to “publish original research articles in domains […]

Review of Books

FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design

Semiotic Review of Books By David Lidov: Steven Skaggs.  FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design.  [ In the series “Design Thinking, Design Theory” edited by Ken Friedman and Erik Stolterm]  MIT Press. ISBN 3543 97802620 […]

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Making Sense of the Supermarket

Laura R. Oswald President, Marketing Semiotics Inc. key words: semiotics, culture, brand strategy, culture, consumers, packaging, advertising, emerging markets, food, supermarket In a recent interview for NPR’s SALT (2018), we discussed the challenges facing global food […]

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Making Sense of the Supermarket

Laura R. Oswald President, Marketing Semiotics Inc. key words: semiotics, culture, brand strategy, culture, consumers, packaging, advertising, emerging markets, food, supermarket In a recent interview for NPR’s SALT (2018), we discussed the challenges facing global food […]

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New Issue of Signs & Media (Spring Issue, 2018)

We are glad to announce the publication of the Spring Issue(2018)of Signs & Media, a bilingual (English-Chinese), peer-reviewed semiotic journal. Please feel free to download the PDF Version of Signs & Media:   http://www.semiotics.net.cn/index.php/zine_view/index/93 Editor’s […]

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FOCUS ON GESTURES

– in the past, present, and future The special exhibition “Gestures – in the past, present, and future” will run from 17 November 2017 to 4 March 2018 at the Saxon Museum of Industry. It looks at […]

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In the kingdom of shadows: the semiotics of cinema

By Piotr Sadowski When we are watching a film everything we see consists technically of shadows—insubstantial, fleeting photographic representations of life projected as light effects on a flat rectangular surface of the screen.  Cast shadows […]

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Special issues of Semiotica on A. J. Greimas

We are pleased to announce two special issues in honor of A. J. Greimas edited by Thomas F. Broden and Stéphanie Walsh Matthews and published in Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / […]

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HARAJUKU – DISTRICT FOR ANTI-FASHION

INTRODUCTION In order to understand Harajuku (a district of Tokyo), one of the most exciting places to know Japanese fashion, I prefer to focus not on its sophisticated fashion trends but on its more casual […]

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Jerzy Pelc (1924-2017)

Jerzy Pelc (1924-2017) It is with great sadness that we announce that Jerzy Pelc, University of Warsaw, honorary president of Institut International de Philosophie and International Association for Semiotic Studies passed away on the 2nd […]

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Semiotic Society of America

Signs of Revival: The new website of the semiotic Society of America offers important information and resources.   semioticsocietyofamerica.org

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The SemiotiX Review of Books

HUMAN BODIES AS X’S Book Review by David Lidov   The semiotics of X: chiasmus, cognition and extreme body memory. Jamin Pelkey. London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury (Advances in Semiotics), 2017. Jamin Pelkey, […]

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Mind and creativity of hominins

ROBERT G. BEDNARIK In comparison to other disciplines, Pleistocene archaeology has an unusual capacity of getting it wrong most of the time: ever since the mid-19th century, when all archaeologists rejected the coexistence of humans […]

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