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The Forms of Meaning : Modeling Systems Theory and Semiotic Analysis - Thomas A. Sebeok

The Forms of Meaning

Modeling Systems Theory and Semiotic Analysis

Paperback Published: 16th February 2000
ISBN: 9783110167528
Number Of Pages: 259
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The making of models to encode knowledge is an intrinsic feature of human cognitive life. Signs, texts, codes, and various other representational forms are the direct outcomes of innate model-making systems. This book presents a methodological framework, developed from the field of biosemiotics, for studying semiotic phenomena as modeling processes. It presents a descriptive system for uniting semiotics and biology so that the "modeling instinct" can be studied in terms of its manifestations in various species. The book is written in an accessible textbook style, and can thus be used as a manual by both professional semioticians and students taking courses in semiotics, biology, and the communication sciences. It is composed in such a way that a broad readership can appreciate the fascinating research going on in a relatively unknown area of interdisciplinary study.

Preface
Models and semiotic theoryp. 1
Primary modelingp. 44
Secondary modelingp. 82
Tertiary modelingp. 120
Systems analysisp. 158
Glossary of technical termsp. 190
Works cited and general bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9783110167528
ISBN-10: 3110167522
Series: Approaches to Applied Semiotics [Aas]
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 16th February 2000
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.65  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.38

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