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 42, No 2-3 (2014): Special issue: Sign evolution on multiple time scales
Table of Contents
|Sign evolution on multiple time scales. Introductory comments|
|Kristian Tylén, Luis Emilio Bruni||169-171|
|The growth of signs|
|Conceptual change and development on multiple time scales: From incremental evolution to origins|
|The textuality of diagonal ornamentation: Historical transformations of signification from the Baltic perspective|
|Fitting issues: The visual representation of time in family tree diagrams|
|The ontogeny of the embryonic, foetal and infant human umwelt|
|Graphic design production as a sign|
|María del Rosario Restrepo Boada||308-329|
|Where semiosis begins when reading a text: On event perception|
|On the embedded cognition of non-verbal narratives|
|Luis Emilio Bruni, Sarune Baceviciute||359-375|
|The role of trust in binding the perspectives of guide dogs and their visually impaired handlers|
Jakob von Uexküll Lecture
|The carrying: Material frames and immaterial meanings|
Reviews and Notes
|Diagrams, narratives and ‘reality’|
|Applying Peirce in Tallinn and Helsinki|