Obituary for Décio Pignatari

On Sunday, December, 2, 2012, Décio Pignatari died of a respiratory illness in São Paulo, Brazil. He was a poet and contributed to disseminate Peirce´s semiotics in Brazil.  In the 1950´s along with Haroldo de Campos and Augusto de Campos he created the movement called “Concrete Poetry”. One of the first professors of the Post-graduate…

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SIG/ES Symposium 2012 Report

Special Interest Group for Empirical Semiotics – SIG/ES Symposium 2012 Report SIG/ES is devoted to the empirical science of semiotics and is the SSA’s oldest Special Interest Group. Our 35th Annual Symposium was very successful with more than 20 people in attendance to hear the five papers presented in two sessions. These were: Donna West: “The…

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Obituary for Louis Panier

Louis Panier died on October 24th, at 1 p.m. His funeral took place on saturday, october 27th, at 10 a.m., at church of Francheville le Haut, in Lyon’s suburbs. Yours. B. L. Louis Panier was a professor at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 (Science of Language Department) and researcher at CADIR (Centre pour l’analyse du discours religieux)…

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2012 WATS Symposium Report

WATS stands for the World Association for Theoretical Semiotics, an affiliated member of the IASS.  We had a very successful Second Symposium at IASS-2012 in Nanjing and now have about 30 members who are interested in developing, extending, criticizing, etc. semiotic theory and theoretical semiotics from a grounding in the empirical data.  At the Business…

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CFP: NASS VIII – SIGN EVOLUTION ON MULTIPLE TIME SCALES, Aarhus May 2013

NASS VIII: Aarhus May 2013 FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS AND THEME SESSIONS OF THE EIGHTH CONFERENCE OF THE NORDIC ASSOCIATION FOR SEMIOTIC STUDIES (NASS): “SIGN EVOLUTION ON MULTIPLE TIME SCALES” We hereby invite submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentations for the Eighth Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS), to be held at…

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CFP: 12th International AIC Color Congress

CALL FOR PAPERS 12th International AIC Color Congress On behalf of the International Colour Association (AIC) the AIC 2013 organising committee invites submissions of papers or posters or interactive demonstrations on any aspect of colour. This Congress provides a unique forum bringing together researchers, academics, artists, architects, industrialists, engineers, designers, lighting experts, and business leaders….

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Book: Linguistic Anthropology: A Brief Introduction

Linguistic Anthropology: A Brief Introduction, Third Edition Marcel Danesi August 2012 • 978-1-55130-489-2 • $39.95 • 268pp Anthropologists have always put language at the centre of their agenda. So too have linguists. Anthropological linguistics, the amalgam of the two disciplines, aims to document and examine how language mirrors social structure and culture-specific thought patterns. Linguistic Anthropology:…

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Published new issue 11-12 of Lexia Journal of Semiotics

Lexia 11-12 Download presentation-PDF: Massimo Leone 2012 – Lexia n. 11-12 – Culto_Worship – Presentation PDF Culto Worship Non è solo teologicamente che si pone la trascendenza, o nel foro interiore degli individui, ma anche, e forse soprattutto, nella comunicazione: è attraverso la parola, financo quella interiore, come pure attraverso i gesti, le posture, le espressioni del…

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International Conference “Law, Space, and Religion”

Law, Religion and Space: Trends, problems, and policies in multiconfessional European cities Download pdf: Leone – European Science Foundation Conference – Hi 26 – 30 June 2013 Norrköping, Sweden Chaired by: Prof. Massimo Leone, University of Torino Co-chaired by: Prof. Richard Mohr, University of Wollongong Cities provide the spatial ground on which we play out our social interactions: cultural,…

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