SEMIOTIX Review of Books

David Lidov on Robert S. Hatten’s  A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Art Music.  Indiana University Press, 2018.    Robert Hatten’s third book on musical meaning, from the Indiana University Press series which he […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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