Editorial
By Paul Bouissac
After a brief period of incubation, the notion of “meme” that was launched by Richard Dawkins in 1976 became a favorite among philosophers. It is not every day, nor even every decade, that a novel idea rocks the world of speculative discourse and generates six digit royalties and more. Read more...
World Report
By Frederik Stjernfelt
Semiotics in Denmark has a long history going back to Rasmus Rask, who was the co-founder of comparative Indo-European linguistics in the first half of the nineteenth century, along with Franz Bopp, the Brothers Grimm and many others. Read more...
World Report
By Nayden Yotov
During the so-called “dawn of democracy” the Bulgarian political dictionnary used to have a gamut of meanings, recreating the world anew. Society was full of ideas, when a group of Bulgarian social scientists got together and founded the Bulgarian Semiotic Association. Read more...
World Report
The first of its kind, Cognitive Semiotics is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to high quality research, integrating methods and theories developed in the disciplines of cognitive science with methods and theories developed in semiotics and the humanities, with the ultimate aim of providing new insights into the realm of human signification and its manifestation in cultural practices. Read more...
World Report
By Stephanie Neu
The Interdisciplinary Center for Narratology was founded in April 2004. It has its origins in the University of Hamburg's Narratology Research Group (FGN), which has been carrying out fourteen separate projects on various aspects of narrative theory since 2001 and is piloting the use of e-science tools for cooperative research. Read more...
Guest Column
By Stephen Pain
Biosemiotics is the study of (evolved) sign relations within a biological context. It is broadly divided into two branches according to the nature of the research undertaken, namely the i) theoretical and ii) practical or applied. Read more...
State of the Art
By Claudio Gnoli
Among the many kinds of signs used by humans, an interesting group are those of indexing languages, also called documentary languages in some contexts. Read more...
World Report
By Gennady Uzilevsky
At the end of 1980s a group of scientists representing different scientific and engineering disciplines gathered in the city of Oryol (or Orel) in Western Russia to study the problems raised by human-computer interactions. Semiotic, ergonomic, and psychological theories provided the starting points for studying and designing user interface and the sign vehicles involved in human-computer interactions. Read more...