Book Series Semiotic and Cognitive Studies, vol. 12

In the Beginning

Origins of Semiosis

Morana Alac, Patrizia Violi (eds)

  • Pages: 205 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2004

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-51590-8
  • Paperback
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Morana Alač, Introduction;

Patrizia Violi, In the Beginning: The Voice of God and the Voice of the World. Two Stories about Origins;

Umberto Eco, Origins of Semiosis;

Jürgen Trabant, From Semiogenesis to Gottogenesis in the 18th Century Debate;

Howard Bloch, Etymologies and Genealogies: History,Words, and the World;

Winfried Nöth, Semiogenesis in the Evolution from Nature to Culture;

Thomas Sebeok, Origins: Semiosis the Domain vs. Semiosis the Field;

Maxine Sheets- Jonhstone, On Bacteria, Corporeal Representation, Neanderthals, and Marta Graham: Steps toward an Evolutionary Semantics;

Sherman Wilcox, Hands and Bodies, Minds and Souls: What Can Signed Languages Tell Us about the Origin of Signs?;

Alex Martin, The Neural Basis of Semantic Knowledge;

Philip Lieberman, Subcortical Brain Circuits, Speech and the Evolution of Semeosis.