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 2-3 (2014): Special issue: Sign evolution on multiple time scales

Table of Contents

Sign evolution on multiple time scales. Introductory comments PDF
Kristian Tylén, Luis Emilio Bruni 169-171
The growth of signs PDF
Winfried Nöth 172-192
Conceptual change and development on multiple time scales: From incremental evolution to origins PDF
Joel Parthemore 193-218
The textuality of diagonal ornamentation: Historical transformations of signification from the Baltic perspective PDF
Vytautas Tumėnas 219-240
Fitting issues: The visual representation of time in family tree diagrams PDF
Marilyn Mitchell 241-280
The ontogeny of the embryonic, foetal and infant human umwelt PDF
Morten Tønnessen 281-307
Graphic design production as a sign PDF
María del Rosario Restrepo Boada 308-329
Where semiosis begins when reading a text: On event perception PDF
Gisela Bruche-Schulz 330-358
On the embedded cognition of non-verbal narratives PDF
Luis Emilio Bruni, Sarune Baceviciute 359-375
The role of trust in binding the perspectives of guide dogs and their visually impaired handlers PDF
Riin Magnus 376-398

Jakob von Uexküll Lecture

The carrying: Material frames and immaterial meanings PDF
Wendy Wheeler 399-411

Reviews and Notes

Diagrams, narratives and ‘reality’ PDF
Frederik Stjernfelt 412-416
Applying Peirce in Tallinn and Helsinki PDF
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen 417-420