Sign Systems Studies

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.

Kalevi Kull,  Peeter Torop,  Mihhail Lotman,
Timo Maran,  Silvi Salupere,  Ene-Reet Soovik, Tuuli Raudla

Editorial board:
Myrdene Anderson (Purdue, USA)
Paul Cobley (London, UK)
Marcel Danesi (Toronto, Canada)
John Deely (Houston, USA)
Umberto Eco (Bologna, Italy)
Vyacheslav V. Ivanov (LA, USA,
and Moscow, Russia)
Gunther Kress (London, UK)
Julia Kristeva (Paris, France)

Jesper Hoffmeyer (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Roland Posner (Berlin, Germany)
Frederik Stjernfelt (Aarhus, Denmark)
Eero Tarasti (Helsinki, Finland)
Winfried Nöth (Kassel, Germany,
and Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Boris Uspenskij (Napoli, Italy)
Jaan Valsiner (Worcester, USA)

Published by

PRINT ISSN 1406-4243
ONLINE ISSN 1736-7409

Vol 42, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents

Lotmanian explosion: From peripheral space to dislocated time PDF
Soo Hwan Kim 7-30
Schemata as the primary modelling system of culture: Prospects for the study of nonverbal communication PDF
Jui-Pi Chien 31-41
Semiotic management of communicative situations: New people(s) and old methods PDF
Anti Randviir 42-71
Communicating the ideas and attitudes of spying in film music: A social semiotic approach PDF
Frank Griffith, David Machin 72-97
A methodological framework for projecting brand equity: Putting back the imaginary into brand knowledge structures PDF
George Rossolatos 98-136

Reviews and Notes

Semiotics of “the fourth generation” – an unfinished project? PDF
Pawel Panas 137-146
Meaning and meaning fields: A non-dualist approach by Martin Staude PDF
Peeter Tinits 147-156
Eduardo Kohn’s guide to forest thinking PDF
Riin Magnus 157-161