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Semiotics 1999

Over the past twenty years, the annual meetings of the Semiotic Society of America have tracked growth and development of modern sign theory in American scholarship. Since 1981, the published proceedings of SSA meetings have included representative semiotic work from a wide range of disciplines and every extant «system» of semiotic thought. The papers have especially represented some of the leading intellectual descendents of C.S. Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure in the United States and Canada. On this ground, the series of Proceedings remains the primary record of North American contributions to sign perspectives, embracing world-wide philosophical, literary, and scientific bases for a 21st-century «doctrine of signs.» The proceedings project has consistently pursued excellent scholarship, representative diversity, and quality production. With publication of the Semiotics 1993, Semiotics 1994, Semiotics 1995, Semiotics 1996, Semiotics 1997, Semiotics 1998, and Semiotics 1999 volumes, general editor John Deely and the Semiotic Society bring these important «yearbooks» to Peter Lang Publishing. With this change the society is certain to further enhance the SSA proceedings volumes and continue a record of «representing» American semiotics. The SSA also plan to incorporate more voices from Mexico in an effort to achieve a comprehensive North American «semiotic» which is strongly linked to practical and theoretical developments across the world.
Contents: Anthony Francis Russell: In Response to G. E. Moore: A Semiotic Perspective on R. G. Collingwood’s Concrete Universal – Rebecca Dalvesco: The «La Femme» Automobile as a Fetish Object: A Semiosic and Psychoanalytic Inquiry – Jean Gardner: Semiotic Matrix for Sustainable Architecture – Billie J. Jones: Semiotics: A Window to the Rhetoricity of Museum Texts – Donald J. Cunningham: Cultural Historical Activity Theory From a Semiotic Perspective – Colette S. Jung: Revelatory Perceptions: A Phenomenological Interpretation of the Recognition of the Lived-Body as Finite – Richard L. Lanigan: Applied Creativity in PR and R&D: Peirce on Synechism, Fuller on Synergetics, Gorden on Synectics, and Alinksy on Socialism – Geoffrey Sykes: «In Our Bodies...»: Corporeality and Peircean Semiotics – John Deely: The Reach of Textuality – John E. Henning: The Evolution of Sign: What a Study on Text Processing Suggests – William Pencak: The Adams-Jefferson Friendship: Semiotic Inquiry into the Survival of the American Republic – Denis J. Brion: The Endless Universe of Law – Frank Nuessel: Linguistics, Language, and the Law – W. T. Scott: Legal Fictions – Kuk Lee: Semiotic Analysis of Conference-Going Events – Charls Pearson: The Semiotics of Charles S. Peirce’s Theology – A. J. Pollard/Delfryn Thomas: CyberPower and CyberSolidarity: Establishing Social Cohesion in Electronic Speech Communities – Julie Rea/Donald J. Cunningham: Semiotics as an Imaginary Guide to the Making of the Moral Self – Howard A. Smith: Psychosemiotics – François Victor Tochon: A Semiotic Theory of Supervision: Cooperative Communication as Support in Second-Language Education – Mark J. Butler: Music as Action: Techno and the Perception of Agency – Alain J.-J. Cohen: Woody Allen’s Zelig: A Simulation Documentary – Nina Corazzo: Saint Sebastian: Vulnerable Virility? – Rebecca Cordes: Using the Pastoral Toward a Feminist Read of Le Nozze di Figaro – Elzbieta Kazmierczak: Portrait of a Woman, or Diagrammatic Modeling in Art – Vincent Colapietro: To the Signs Themselves – Brooke Deely: Feminism, Postmodernism, and Mystical Contemplation – Charls Pearson: A Third Level of Semantic Structure Solves Many Outstanding Problems of Semiotics: The Functions of Cognesion – Andre De Tienne: Phenomenon Vs. Sign, Appearance Vs. Representation – Myrdene Anderson: Y2K, a Self-Disorganizing Trickster – Elliot Gaines: Imaging the Other: An American Interpreting Signs of India – Benjamin Hebblethwaite: The Geo-Socio-Linguistics of Haitian Creole: The Diaspora – Inna Semetsky: The Adventures of a Postmodern Fool, or the Semiotics of Learning.