An international journal of semiotics and sign processes in culture and living nature.
The journal Sign Systems Studies was established in 1964 by Juri Lotman (initially as Труды по знаковым системам - Σημειωτικη), and is thus the oldest international semiotic periodical. Originally (until 1992) a Russian-language series, it is now published in English, and has become a central institution in the semiotics of culture.
Starting from 1998, Sign Systems Studies is published as an international peer-reviewed journal on the semiotics of culture and nature. Issued regularly, one volume per year, it is indexed in major scientific databases. Since 2009, each volume includes four issues.
Periodicity: one volume (four issues) per year.
Official languages: English and Russian, Estonian for abstracts.
Vol 44, No 1/2 (2016): Special issue: Framing nature and culture
Guest editors: Lauri Linask, Riin Magnus
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Framing nature and culture|
|Lauri Linask, Riin Magnus||8-11|
|Urban discourse – city space, city language, city planning: Eco-semiotic approaches to the discourse analysis of urban renewal|
|Ernest W. B. Hess-Lüttich||12-33|
|Textualities of the city – from the legibility of urban space towards social and natural others in planning|
|Hedge mazes and landscape gardens as cultural boundary objects|
|Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk, Montana Salvoni||53-68|
|The circle and the maze: Two images of ecosemiotics|
|Multiplicity and Welt|
|Yogi Hale Hendlin||94-110|
|The biosemiotics of Aldo Leopold|
|Rebecca C. Potter||111-127|
|Against the Frame|
|Literature as a defining trait of the human umwelt: From and beyond Heidegger|
|Pierre-Louis Patoine, Jonathan Hope||148-163|
|Agrarian rituals giving way to Romantic motifs: Sacred natural sites in Estonia|
|Documentary and ecosemiotics: Frames and faces in the work of Johan van der Keuken|
|Semiotic dimensions of human attitudes towards other animals: A case of zoological gardens|
|Nelly Mäekivi, Timo Maran||209-230|
|Ecosemiotic aspects of zoomorphic metaphors: The human as a predator|
|Ariel Gómez Ponce||231-247|
Reviews and Notes
|On semiotic (un)predictability: Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2015|
|Rethinking theoretical schools and circles in the 20th-century humanities|
|Alexandr Levich (1945–2016) and the Tartu–Moscow Biosemiotic Nexus|
|My half-century saturated in semiotics: A spiralling confessional|