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Semiotics 1981


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I. Theoretical and Methodological Issues.- Figurative versus Objective Semiosis: An Epistemological Crossroads.- Hypersemiosis: Mixed Metaphors as Semiotic Overloading.- Cognition from a Semiotic Point of View.- Icon and Symbol: A Reappraisal of the Resemblance Debate.- Precis of Merleau-Ponty on Metajournalism.- "Worldiness" and the Analytic Truth.- The Rheme/Dicent/Argument Distinction.- The Sign-Status of Specular Reflections.- Semiotic Phenomenology and Peirce.- II. Semiotics Of Communication.- Contexts for Language Learning: Semiotic Perspectives.- The Semiotic Function of Audience.- III. Approaches to Gesture.- Exophoric Reference as an Interactive Resource.- Searching for a Word as an Interactive Activity.- Sly Moves: A Semiotic Analysis of Movement in Marshallese Culture.- The Study of Gesture: Some Remarks on Its History.- IV. Neglected Figures in the History of Semiotic Inquiry.- Francis Lieber and the Semiotics of Law.- The Logic of History as a Semiotic Process of Question and Answer in the Thought of R.G. Collingwood.- V. Semiotics and Linguistics.- The Semiotic Paradigm and Language Change.- What's in a Word?.- VI. Literary and Artistic Semiotics.- Functions of the Index in Narrative: An Outline.- Symbiosis and Dichotomy in the Names of Anna Axmatova.- Representation and Subjectivity in Modern Literature.- Aesthetic Semiosis of the Visual Object.- Indexicality in Esthetic Signs and the Art of Dante Gabriel Rosetti.- Subjects and Objects: Quick Notes on the State of Art History.- Kitsch: A Semiotic Approach.- Talent and Technique in Theatre: A Semiotics of Performing.- The Semiotics of Godot Compared with those of the Russian Icon.- The Teller and the Tale: Sources of Credibility in the Short Story.- The Guinea Pigs of Ludvik Vaculik: Interrelation of Areas of Reference.- VII. Fourth Annual Symposium on Empirical Semiotics.- Why Think About a Cognitive Psychosemiotic Theory?.- The Tell-the-Tale Detail.- The Semiotic Crisis in Contemporary Hospitals.- VIII. Psychology, Sociology, and Semiotics.- Who Apes English?.- Culture and Mind in Peircean Semiotics: One Aspect.- Sociology and Semiotics: Two Sciences of the Human.- Semiotic Theory and Language Learning.- IX. Architectural Semiotics.- Architectural Semiotic Analysis: A Demonstration.- "Musement on the Whole"...An Attitude Toward Space.- X. Peirce Special Session.- Mathematics as a Semiotic Factor in the Thought of C.S. Peirce.- An Outline of the Foundations of Modern Semiotic: Charles Peirce and Charles Morris.- XI. Semiotics of Culture.- A Comparative Study of Selected Semiotic Elements of Different Branches of Fortune Telling.- Icon as Index: A Theory of Middle Byzantine Imagery.- A Critique of Levi-Strauss' Theory of Myth and the Elements of a Semiotic Alternative.- The Civilization of Illiteracy.- Myth and Symbol in Vico and the "Romantik": Some Remarks.- Social Symbols and Cultural Identity.- XII. Foundations of Old Testament Structure and Meaning.- Matrilineal Background of Genealogies in Genesis.- Judges 11:12-28: Constructive and Deconstructive Analysis.- Story Structure and Social Structure in Genesis: Circles and Cycles.- Author index.

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