© 1983

Semiotics 1981

  • John N. Deely
  • Margot D. Lenhart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical and Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John N. Deely
      Pages 21-28
    3. Richard L. Lanigan
      Pages 39-48
    4. Alice Newberry
      Pages 49-57
    5. Joseph Ransdell
      Pages 59-72
    6. Patrick Sullivan
      Pages 83-93
  3. Semiotics of Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Kristin M. Langellier
      Pages 107-116
  4. Approaches to Gesture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Charles Goodwin
      Pages 119-128
    3. Marjorie Harness Goodwin
      Pages 129-137
  5. Neglected Figures in the History of Semiotics Inquiry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165

About this book


This volume differs from the volume, Semiotics 1980, in that it is no longer an experimental product, but the result of a permanent commitment of the Semiotic Society of America to publish each year henceforward those papers presented at its Annual Meeting which are submitted to the Secretariat in timely and proper form. Thus Semiotics 1981 marks the beginning, following upon the experimental Semiotics 1980 volume, of an indefinite series of volumes presenting the cross-fertilization of styles, topics, methodologies, and traditions "in which new ideas vie for survival and experiment is at a premium." It is this cross­ fertilization which is at the heart of the vitality and integration and redistribution of the world of knowledge. The historical value of such a record is obvious. But the more immediate objective of these volumes of annual proceedings is to promote participation in the work of "semioticizing" traditional perspectives and disciplines by providing a forum in which young scholars can meet regularly and find an outlet for their efforts at interdisciplinary thinking which are not always welcome in the journals and proceedings devoted to the promotion only of traditionally specialized perspectives.


cross-fertilization integration interdisciplinary knowledge linguistics media semiotics tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • John N. Deely
    • 1
  • Margot D. Lenhart
    • 2
  1. 1.Loras CollegeDubuqueUSA
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Semiotics 1981
  • Editors John N. Deely
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41270-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4615-9330-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-9328-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 556
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Language
    Linguistics, general
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