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New release of „Sign Systems Studies“ 50 (2/3) has been published

New release of „Sign Systems Studies“ 50 (2/3) has been published

New release of „Sign Systems Studies“ 50 (2/3) has been published New release of „Sign Systems Studies“ 50 (2/3) has been published. The Sign Systems Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal on culture and nature semiotics edited at the Department of Semiotics of the University of Tartu and published by the University of Tartu Press. It is the oldest periodical in the field that was initiated by Juri Lotman in 1964. Open access is available:

The articles are divided into three thematic blocks:

  • Semiotics of the environment;
  • Language and speech;
  • Intersemioticity and multidimensionality.

In the first block we can find, for example, a discussion of the ecosemiotic aspects of folklore (by Lona Päll from the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu) and socioecological relations in the rural community of the natives of southern Mexico (Raquel Aparicio Cid, University of Veracruz).

Under the division of language and speech, for example, the application of the participation’s position (Ľudmila Lackova, Palacký University) and the meaning creation of inner speech in verbal and artistic discourse (Aleksandr Fadeev, Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu) are discussed.

Intersemiosis deals with the transformation of a fairy tale into a sculpture (Wenjing Li from the Zhengzhou University and Jordan Zlatev from the Lund University), the intersemiotic translation of Alice in Wonderland (independent researcher Lílian Moreira and João Queiroz from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora) and the Andalusian saeta sacrosphere (Ventura Salazar-García from the University of Jaén and Małgorzata Haładewicz-Grzelak from the Opole University of Technology).

The issue concludes with a reviews and notes section, featuring a cross-topic review of the 2021 edition of Sign Systems Studies and Semiotica, an insight into the 2021 Biosemiotic Salon talk, and two book reviews.

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