Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics by Ekaterina Velmezova, Kalevi Kull, Stephen J. Cowley

By Ekaterina Velmezova, Kalevi Kull, Stephen J. Cowley

The first foreign quantity regarding biosemiotics and linguistics. It goals to set up a brand new courting among linguistics and biology as according to shared semiotic foundation.

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In words of Umberto Eco: “As long as these simplifying models succeed in explaining many phenomena, they may well reproduce some ‘natural’ order or reflect some ‘universal’ functioning of the human mind. 10 In the light of simplifying approaches the metaphor of DNA being a code and, at the same time, a (formal) language has been taken for granted. Beyond College Textbooks Indeed, textbooks abound with statements like the following: “[A] living system must be able to replicate itself. To do so, an organism must possess a complete description of itself.

Semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and linguistic anthropology – are far less “settled” and convergent. As is the case in any other science, the success of breaking up the object of study into dedicated individual “disciplines” has come with a price for the effort to effectively understand the whole – which will not become reconstituted by a simplistic “adding together of all the parts”. The reason why such an “additive logic” will fail illuminates the higher-order emergent logic that we seek.

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