Hongwei Jia, talented Chinese semiotician and translator, passes away at 44.

By Hongbing Yu Dr. Hongwei Jia, a linguist-turned Chinese semiotician and translator, died on May 24 in Harbin, China. He was 44 and lived in Beijing. The cause of his passing was complications from severe pneumonia due to overfatigue, according to his brother Hongtao Jia. At his death, Dr. Jia was Associate Professor of Linguistics…

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Jorge Lozano. In memoriam

Le 22 mars 2021 est mort, victime du Covid 19, le sémiologue Jorge Lozano. Professeur de théorie de l’information à l’université Complutense de Madrid. Jorge a été une figure fondamentale et un pionnier de la sémiotique en Espagne. Jorge Lozano est né à La Palma, une des Iles Canaries, en 1951. Après avoir fait des…

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Jorge Lozano Hernández (1951 – 2021)

Profesor, semiólogo, director del Grupo de Estudios de Semiótica de la Cultura, catedrático de Teoría de la Información en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ex director de la Academia de Roma, secretario de redacción de la Revista de Occidente, gran maestro y amigo. Fue uno de los miembros fundadores de la revista deSignis, alguien que…

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Paolo Fabbri (17 April 1939 – 2 June 2020)

Paolo Fabbri was very much a man of the word: in every sense of the term. He studied languages, speeches, images, media, and with them everything that human societies use to communicate and to give meaning to the world, to themselves and to others: gestures, clothes, tattoos, clothes, food, buildings, entire cities. So, he was…

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Roland Posner (1942-2020)

Roland Posner, President of the IASS from 1994 to 2004, died on 26 May 2020. Born on 30 June 1942, Posner studied philosophy, comparative literature, linguistics and communication theory at the universities of Bonn, Munich and Berlin. In 1972 he graduated summa cum laude in the subjects of General Linguistics, German language and Philosophy at the…

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Adrián Gimate-Welsh (1943-2019)

The International Association for Semiotic Studies – IASS / AIS announces with sadness that Mexican researcher and semiotician Dr. Adrián Sergio Gimate-Welsh Hernández, from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, has recently passed away. La International Association for Semiotic Studies – IASS / AIS lamenta el fallecimiento del investigador y semiólogo mexicano Dr. Adrián Sergio Gimate-Welsh Hernández, miembro…

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Obituary for Elisabeth Walther-Bense

Elisabeth Walther-Bense – Obituary Professor Dr. Elisabeth Walther-Bense was born in Oberweißbach, Thuringia, Germany, on August 10, 1922. She studied philosophy, German and French philology, mathematics and physics at the Universities of Jena and Mainz, and at the College of Technology, Stuttgart, later to become the University of Stuttgart. There, she was awarded her Ph.D….

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Obituary for Vyacheslav Ivanov

Vyacheslav Ivanov, a founding member of the Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics departed The Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics, born in the early 1960s as a joint initiative of intellectuals from Tartu and Moscow, was led by Juri Lotman on the Tartu side and Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (21 August 1919 – 7 October 2017) on the Moscow…

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