Journal: Sign System Studies 46(4)

Sign Systems Studies Vol 46, No 4 (2018): Special issue: Learning and adaptation: Semiotic perspectives, guest edited by Alin Olteanu and Andrew Stables

We are happy to announce the publication of the new issue of Sign Systems Studies.

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An international journal of semiotics and sign processes in culture and living nature, the journal Sign Systems Studies was established in 1964 by Juri Lotman (initially as Труды по знаковым системам – Σημειωτικη), and is thus the oldest international semiotic periodical. Originally (until 1992) a Russian-language series, it is now published in English, and has become a central institution in the semiotics of culture.

Starting from 1998, Sign Systems Studies is published as an international peer-reviewed journal on the semiotics of culture and nature. Issued regularly, one volume per year, it is indexed in major scientific databases. Since 2009, each volume includes four issues.

Vol 46, No 4 (2018)

Table of Contents

Alin Olteanu, Andrew Stables, Learning and adaptation from a semiotic perspective

Eetu Pikkarainen, Adaptation, learning, Bildung: Discussion with edu- and biosemiotics

Kalevi Kull, Choosing and learning: Semiosis means choice

Jamin Pelkey, Emptiness and desire in the first rule of logic

John Tredinnick-Rowe, Can semiotics be used to drive paradigm changes in medical education?

Lauri Linask, Differentiation of language functions during language acquisition based on Roman Jakobson’s communication model

Cary Campbell, Returning ‘learning’ to education: Toward an ecological conception of learning and teaching

Alexandra Milyakina, Rethinking literary education in the digital age

Reviews and Notes

Frederik Stjernfelt, A Peirce for the 21st century

Zdzisław Wąsik, Elżbieta Magdalena Wąsik, A report on the conference “Ecosemiotic Paradigm for Nature and Culture”

Timo Maran, Two decades of ecosemiotics in Tartu

SIGN SYSTEMS STUDIES. ISSN 1406-4243 (print), 1736-7409 (online). E-mail: Postal address: Sign Systems Studies, Dept. of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Jakobi St. 2, 51014 Tartu, Estonia

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