New Journal Announcement: Cognitive Semiotics
Editors-in-chief: Per Aage Brandt & Todd Oakley
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. The journal publishes two print issues a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Additionally, in December each year a special issue of the Companion to Cognitive Semiotics, a free online complement to the printed journal, is published on the website www.cognitivesemiotics.com, which also serves as a vital resource for the journal.
As a whole Cognitive Semiotics offers its readers the opportunity to engage with ideas from the European and American traditions of cognitive science and semiotics, and to follow developments in the study of meaning – both in a cognitive and in a semiotic sense – as they unfold internationally. The intention of the journal is to create and facilitate dialogue, debate, and collaboration among those interested both in human cognition and in human semiotic experiences and behavior.
The initiative to create a transatlantically based journal comes from the Center for Cognition and Culture, at the department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, and from a group of researchers trained at the Center for Semiotics, in Denmark, and based in Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Cognitive Semiotics and Companion to Cognitive Semiotics publish peer-reviewed manuscripts according to a double-blind protocol. We invite authors to submit manuscripts on the above-mentioned and related topics to the coordinating editor, Jes Vang, at email@example.com. Also, we encourage everyone to visit our website frequently for relevant updates and news, and to sign up for our electronic newsletter to be informed of the upcoming editions of the journal (you do so by sending your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, including full publishing details, ordering information, and a free-to-download special #0 of Cognitive Semiotics, please visit the journal’s website: www.cognitivesemiotics.com
Issue 0 (Spring 2007): Agency
Edited by: Lars Andreassen, Line Brandt & Jes Vang
Søren Overgaard & Thor Grünbaum
What Do Weather Watchers See: Perceptual intentionality and agency
Sense of Agency and Higher-Order Cognition: Levels of explanation for schizophrenia
Agency, Emulation and Other Minds
Merlin Donald & Lars Andreassen
Consciousness and Governance: From embodiment to enculturation – an interview
When Agents Become Expressive: A theory of semiotic agency
Mikkel Holm Sørensen & Tom Ziemke
Agents without Agency?
130 pages. Electronic document (pdf). Special promotional issue. Available free-to-download in its entirety at www.cognitivesemiotics.com.
Issue 1 (Fall 2007): Consciousness and Semiosis
Edited by: Per Aage Brandt & Jakob Simonsen
A Toolbox for Thinking – an essay
Attention and Semiotics
Per Aage Brandt
On Consciousness and Semiosis
Semiosis without Consciousness? An ontogenetic perspective
Cognition and Conflation: Addressing a paradox in cognitive linguistics
Dolphin Signature Rhythms and the Non-Cacophonous Coyote: Rhythm, cognition and the animal umwelt
The Dynamics of Interaction and Consciousness
Terrence W. Deacon
Shannon – Boltzmann – Darwin: Redefining information (Part I)
148 pages. Paperback. ISSN 1662-1425. Published by Peter Lang Publishing Group (www.peterlang.com).
Issue 2 (Spring 2008): Cognitive Poetics
Edited by: Line Brandt, Per Aage Brandt & Frank Kjørup
Literary Studies in the Age of Cognitive Science
Palaeopoetics: Prefatory notes toward a cognitive history of poetry
Grammetrics and Cognitive Semantics: Metaphorical and force dynamic aspects of verse-syntax counterpoint
Margaret H. Freeman
Reading Readers Reading a Poem: From conceptual to cognitive integration
Per Aage Brandt & John Hobbs
Elements in Poetic Space: A cognitive reading
Comparing Approaches to Versification Style in Cyrano de Bergerac
Terrence W. Deacon
Shannon – Boltzmann – Darwin: Redefining information (Part II)
198 pages. Paperback. ISSN 1662-1425. Published by Peter Lang Publishing Group (www.peterlang.com).
Forthcoming issues of COGNITIVE SEMIOTICS
Issue 3 (Fall 2008): Semiotics as a Cognitive Science
Editors: Riccardo Fusaroli & Jes Vang
Issue 4 (Spring 2009): Anthroposemiotics vs. Biosemiotics
Editors: Göran Sonesson & Jordan Zlatev
Issue 5 (Fall 2009): Aesthetic Cognition
Editors: Peer Bundgaard & Jean Petitot
Forthcoming issues of COMPANION TO COGNITIVE SEMIOTICS
Issue 1 (2008): Meaning and Materiality
Editors: Chris Sinha, Cintia Rodriguez & Jes Vang
Details and titles subject to change. Check www.cognitivesemiotics.com for updates.