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 […]


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 […]

Public Journal of Semiotics (PJOS) changes site address

Public Journal of Semiotics (PJOS) changes site address:   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 […]

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