Origins of Semiosis: Sign Evolution in Nature and Culture (Google eBook)

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Winfried Nöth
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 509 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Evolution and biosemiosis
13
Ways and means of semiosic transition and transformation
15
Biological foundations of semiotics
25
Opposition at the roots of semiosis
37
Our communicative heritage
61
Anthroposemiotic sociogenesis and cultural semiogenesis
101
An evolutionary view
103
Genetically and metagenetically
309
A dissymmetry in linguistic and cultural encoding
325
Language and brain
339
Interchapter
365
The genesis of meaning in nature
367
Eikonogenesis and graphogenesis
383
Constants in 40000 years of art
385
Deixis vs modeling in the phylogeny of artistic behavior
405

The semiotic dimension of microcosm mesocosm and macrocosm
121
Evolution of human semiosis and the reading of animal tracks
139
Analysis of a human releasing mechanism
151
Culture at play
205
Infant semiosis
219
Glottogenesis Phylongeny ontogeny and actogeny
253
Language and the origin of semiosis
255
A Darwinian process
269
Deep reconstruction of languages and semantics
293
Ontogenetic aspects and phylogenetic roots
419
Can a picture tell a thousand words? Interpreting sequential vs holistic graphic messages
439
Writing inscription and text
455
Appendix
479
List of contributors
481
Index of names
487
Index of subjects
497
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