Journal: Sign Systems Studies 45(1-2)

Journal: Sign Systems Studies 45(1-2)

Sign Systems Studies 45(1-2), 2017

We are happy to announce the publication of the new issue of Sign Systems Studies, this time a Special issue: A. J. Greimas – a life in semiotics, guest edited by Remo Gramigna, Andrius Grigorjevas, and Silvi Salupere.

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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 45, No 1-2 (2017)

Table of Contents

Andrius Grigorjevas, Remo Gramigna, Silvi Salupere, A. J. Greimas: The perfection of imperfection

Franciscu Sedda, Relationalism: From Greimas to hyperstructuralism

Eero Tarasti, The semiotics of A. J. Greimas: A European intellectual heritage seen from the inside and the outside

Jacques Fontanille, Praxis and enunciation: Greimas, heir of Saussure

Comparative semiotics

Massimo Leone, The clash of semiotic civilizations

Paolo Bertetti, Signs and figures: Some remarks about Greimas’ theory of the figurative

Thomas F. Broden, A. J. Greimas’ historical lexicology (1945–1958) and the place of the lexeme in his work

Dalia Satkauskytė, The impossibility of immanence: A contemporary perspective on Algirdas Julius Greimas’ Maupassant

Dmitrij Gluscevskij, Methodological issues and prospects of semiotics of humour

Gintautė Žemaitytė, Plastic semiotics: From visuality to all the senses

Herman Tamminen, Four ways of triadic ‘sign-ness’ on two semiotic squares

Tatjana Pilipoveca, Interpreting “The Snow Queen”: A comparison of two semantic universes

Reviews and Notes

Kalevi Kull. Umberto Eco and John Deely: What they shared

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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