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The process of signification in language or literature.
- ‘His reason for calling it transcendental semiotics is because he thinks that the notion of semiosis, the sign-relation, provides a useful way of explaining the three paradigms.’
- ‘The second tendency is represented by the large number of works that draw their inspiration from a radical questioning of the structural principles defining semiosis.’
- ‘In addition to an anti-Cartesian theory of perception mentioned earlier, this move requires an updated and enriched non-representational view of language and semiosis, together with a concept of ‘sensory act’.’
- ‘In this paper, I will try to show that these contributions fail to articulate an adequate concept of embodied personhood for anthropology because they presuppose impoverished notions of semiosis and language.’
- ‘Hence truths and origins are effects of writing, too - products of human semiosis.’
Early 20th century: from Greek sēmeiosis ‘(inference from) a sign’.
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