The Semiotic Sphere

  • Thomas A. Sebeok
  • Jean Umiker-Sebeok

Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Anne Freadman, Meaghan Morris
    Pages 1-17
  3. Richard Martin
    Pages 19-45
  4. Monica P. Rector
    Pages 47-58
  5. Paul Bouissac
    Pages 59-98
  6. Andrés Gallardo, Jorge Sánchez
    Pages 99-114
  7. Jørgen Dines Johansen
    Pages 115-143
  8. Eero Tarasti
    Pages 145-152
  9. Anne Hénault
    Pages 153-175
  10. Annemarie Lange-Seidl
    Pages 177-227
  11. Christopher Norris
    Pages 229-251
  12. K. Boklund-Lagopoulou, A.-Ph. Lagopoulos
    Pages 253-278
  13. Vilmos Voigt
    Pages 279-292
  14. Gianfranco Bettetini, Francesco Casetti
    Pages 293-321
  15. Tomonori Toyama
    Pages 323-342
  16. Pierre Swiggers
    Pages 343-357
  17. Regina Jiménez-Ottalengo
    Pages 359-367
  18. Sven Storelv
    Pages 369-385
  19. Enrique Ballón
    Pages 387-405
  20. José Augusto Seabra
    Pages 407-415
  21. Sanda Golopenţia-Eretescu
    Pages 417-472
  22. Cristina González
    Pages 473-484
  23. Per Erik Ljung
    Pages 485-504
  24. Members of the Centre de Recherches Sémiologiques
    Pages 505-517
  25. Roberta Kevelson
    Pages 519-554
  26. Stephen Rudy
    Pages 555-582
  27. Roque Carrión-Wam
    Pages 583-598
  28. Hugo McCormick
    Pages 599-611
  29. Back Matter
    Pages 613-647

About this book


Although semiotics has, in one guise or another, ftourished uninterruptedly since pre­ Socratic times in the West, and important semiotic themes have emerged and devel­ oped independently in both the Brahmanie and Buddhistic traditions, semiotics as an organized undertaking began to 100m only in the 1960s. Workshops materialized, with a perhaps surprising spontaneity, over much ofEurope-Eastern and Western­ and in North America. Thereafter, others quickly surfaced almost everywhere over the litera te globe. Different places strategically allied themselves with different lega­ eies, but all had a common thrust: to aim at a general theory of signs, by way of a description of different sign systems, their comparative analysis, and their classifi­ cation. More or less permanent confederations were forged with the most diverse academic disciplines, and amazingly varied frameworks were devised-suited to the needs of the times and the sites-to carry the work of consolidation forward. Bit by bit, mutually supportive international networks were put together. Today, it can truly be asserted that semiotics has become a global enterprise. This, of course, is far from saying that the map is uniform or even that world-wide homogeneity is in the least desirable. While our conjoint ultimate goal remains steadily in focus, the multiplicity of avenues available for its realization is inherent in the advent ure of the search itself.


Europe IRA networks semiotics traditions

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas A. Sebeok
    • 1
  • Jean Umiker-Sebeok
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Language and Semiotic StudiesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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