A. G. Baumgarten’s aesthetic-semiotic concept
In this article, we consider the semiotic concept developed by Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, a founder of modern aesthetics. We describe the principles of the semiotic theory, as expressed in Baumgarten's Metaphysica, particularly in the parts ‘Ontology’ and ‘Psychology’, in ...
The problem of meaning in Social Semiotics: deep semiotics as a conceptual extension of Social Semiotics
Semiotic systems are closely associated with social practices, within which the former record, store, and disseminate social experience. These systems affect the human consciousness to change the semantic picture of the world, behaviour, and the way one ...
On the Semiotic Model of Image
The article is devoted to the development of a fundamental semiotic model of images that is based on the categorical apparatus of Ch. S. Peirce (on the concepts of Firstness, icon, hypoicon and metaphor). The image is proposed to be defined as a complex sign (two-level hypoicon- metaphor), which has a certain ...
The text in the context of the Tartu Semiotic School: problems and prospects
In this article, I discuss problems associated with the emergence and development of the concept of text, which is central to the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School (TMS). The first problem is the interrelation between statics and dynamics. From the perspective of classical structuralism, the language system is a static entity. The generation of a text, however, is a dynamic process. Therefore,...
‘The Word, an Ulcer…’: Aleksey Chicherin’s semiotic utopia
In this article, we analyse the semiotic concept of art created by the constructivist poet Aleksey Chicherin, as presented in his treatise Kan-Fun. We establish the connection between Chicherin’s concept of the ‘sign of Poetry’, on the one hand, and the theoretical research of ...
Mapping Poetic Bilingualism in Europe: Language Contacts and Cultural Transfers
... poetic multilingualism in Europe.
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The Image of the World Revealed In Words: Ludwig Wittgenstein and The Iсonic Semiotics
The article discusses an alternative version of semiotics in which the process of semiosis is based not on metonymic symbolization (substitution), when one entity stands for another, but on the metaphorical (iconic) representation. The author suggests considering iconicity as a basis for relating the ...
Semiotic Hybridisation as the Basis of Internet Meme Semantics
The authors study the process of semiotic hybridisation in internet memes, which are a popular internet communication phenomenon. The relevance of the topic is conditioned by the lack of academic research into multimodal features of internet memes. The aim of the research work is to ...
How translations are willed into existence
... for foreign markets. Here the decisions to make translation happen are mostly located on the source side. The shuffle mode corresponds to those rare cases in which the process is located neither on the source nor on the target side, but straddles the semiotic barriers or folds that make acts of translating possible or necessary in the first place. The discussion affirms the status of translators as active players, or agents, of communication. If it is true that in real life translators rarely determine ...
The problem of meaning in Social Semiotics: Max Weber today
... the forms of representation of this activity (culture, history, literature, art, politics, law, etc.) can be considered as semantic ensembles consisted from meaningful actions. The concept of “meaning” is fundamental not only in linguistics amd semiotics, but also in M. Weber's theory: thesubject of sociology is the understanding of “the meaning of behavior”. Based on the Weber’s definitions and their possible modification, we suggest the transdisciplinary synthesis around the study of ...
Anagrammatic structures in the semiotic aspect
... traditional perspective on the phenomenon is defined as a general sign-based one: anagrammatic structures are examined in music and mathematics. It is concluded that anagrams are special cognitive universals; anagrammatic structures are possible in semiotic codes with a linear organisation; one of the key functions of anagrams is cognitive – linear texts are perceived as a whole
anagrams, proper noun, semiotic codes, mathematics, music, text, typology, language.
The paradox of the ‘semiotics of life’: Yuri Lotman’s later works
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The media image of San Escobar in the space of fictional worlds: a socio-semiotic perspective
The article deals with the process of structuring the concept of the fictitious state of San Escobar from the perspective of social semiotics, including the broadly understood context and media environment for constructing the image. The creation of the internet memes was inspired by a lapsus linguae of the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski. Major changes in ...
Linguocultural Transfer: Memplexes in the Anglo-Saxon Tradition
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Discursive features of Russian gender-oriented advertisements
This article addresses the metadiscourse structure and the means of gender manifestation in the advertising message. Two advertisements for the same good aimed at women and men were chosen for a semiotic analysis. The analysis identified the verbal and nonverbal means of exposing implicit messages reflecting gender relations and reinforcing gender stereotypes, as well as the presence of complimentary relations between different elements of the ...
Hybrid texts as a form of interaction between avant-garde artistic and political discourses
... of relationships is built and the possibility arises to create a new ‘total work of art’.
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The semiotics of a ship and its modelling features in the novels of William Golding, Julian Barnes, and Gregory Norminton
This article studies the semiotics of the ship as an image of the world in cases of the novels To the End of the Earth by William Golding, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters by J. Barnes, and The Ship of Fools by Gr. Norminton. The ship is considered a new version of the ...
A semiotic approach to construction of information systems in the field of security
The paper is devoted to issues of semiotic approach for the design of information security systems, based on knowledge extraction from semistructured sources. The problems of developing of optimal variants for the prevention of threats to decision support systems. The technique continuous ...
Meaning in life and meaning in the text (roundtable proceedings)
... considered as manifestations of various modally different types of textualisation. Interpretation and textualisation make it possible to identify and describe the interaction between some causal and functional relations (‘meaning in life’) and their semiotic manifestation (‘meaning in the text’).
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Semiotic Inversions in the Formation of the Political Image in the Media Discourse: the image of Russia in German media
The article describes the process of forming the political image of Russia in socio-political media through semiotic inversions. It is claimed that in the modern media discourse, the political image is based on the pre-established ‘rules of the game’. The author holds that historical facts are often replaced by false models of reality in the modern mass ...
Conceptualisation of transfer and translation in modern linguistics
This paper studies the vision of translation developed within structuralism, cross-cultural studies, and semiotics and compares them with the theory of cultural transfers. The authors identify key notions of each theory or school. Some of these notions — code, opposition, discretion, and border — permeate the scientific vocabulary of many linguistic ...
On the problem of semiosis in the borrowed sign
The data of empirical research of the borrowed sign evolution are ana-lyzed in the article. The study focuses on"creativity"as an Anglo-American borrowing. Reversive nature of semiotic process, typical for interpretation of borrowed words — from sign to it’s meaning, from signifiant to signifie is shown. Different ways of assimilation of "alien" cultural experience in the consciousness of a target language are ...
THE HISTORY OF SEMIOTICS AND POETICS
SEMIOTICS AND ONTOLOGY: THE PROBLEMS OF DESCRIPTION
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Aspects of anagram functionality in Russian poetry
Anagram, poetic text, symbol, paronomasia, semiotics, diachrony, Russian literature.
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The functional features of metadiscription of beliefs in a literary text: The case of I. S. Turgenev’s works
... description of nonverbal signals designed within the ideal spacetime of a literary text). The chosen methodological approaches to the problem are new, however, they are based on the concepts developed by specialists in the field of applied psychology and semiotics, on the one hand, and prominent Russian linguists, on the other.
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Image, eidos, figura, pattern. How words help to recognize patterns and understand their reference and sense?
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Fomin, I. V., 2017. Semiotic frontier: through the depths of centuries and the boundaries of disciplines. METOD: Moskovskii ezhegodnik trudov iz obshchestvovedcheskikh distsiplin [METHOD: Moscow Yearbook of works from social science disciplines], 7, pp. 25—37 (in Russ....
Novel-reconstruction: the creation of the genre (On "The Creation of Karamzin" by Yu. Lotman)
... novel-reconstruction”. This is an attempt to create a new genre — the ideal historical description, organized as a polylogue between the historian, novelist and semiotician. For this, Lotman relied on Karamzin’s experience. The structural and semiotic characteristics of the novel-reconstruction allow revealing some new features of Karamzin’s "History".
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The Text and Discourse in the Light of Communicative Meaning Formation
This article analyses differences between the static and dynamic interpretations of the text and discourse. The concept of a communicative action (a semiotic act) is considered as the main distinguishing factor that is crucial for the communicative model of text but is ignored within the language model. The communicative (dynamic) model postulates the following: 1) the text is a sequence of verbal ...
«Nomen est omen»: the role of names in the novel Parade by Nikolay Kononov
... Kononov. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New literary review], 4(128), pp. 266—284 (in Russ.).
Dmitrovskaya, M. A., Degtyarenko, K. A., 2016. "Full paragraph" (key concepts in the works of Nikolay Kononov). Kritika i semiotika [Critique and semiotics], 1, pp. 205—226 (in Russ.).
Dmitrovskaya, M. A., Dementev, I. O., 2013. Undertaker Adrian (subtext and pretext of the novel “Flaneur” by Nikolay Kononov). IKBFU's Vestnik: Philology, pedagogy, and psychology, 8, pp. 58—63 (in ...
Non-verbal elements of a film text in the semiosis of power
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Revisiting Schleiermacher’s On the Different Methods of Translating: On the Foundations of Translation Relativity Theory
... down into a plethora of loosely connected theories of literary, technical, simultaneous, and other types of translation, one can employ an approach where theories differ in axiomatics rather than descriptions. This will produce a family of linguistic, semiotic, and hermeneutic theories. These theories will a) be based on family resemblance, b) aim to describe adequately a certain type of translation, and c) complement each other. Instead of searching for principles universal to all types of translation,...
N. M. Karamzin in the jubilee articles: semiotics and pragmatics of the image
The article presents an overview of the anniversary texts about N. M. Karamzin, and analyses semiotics and pragmatics of his image. The author assumes that the jubilee event and constructing N. M. Karamzin’s image depends on the socio-cultural context and identifies forms of "revival" and “modernizing” the celebrant.
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Age-related characteristics of English, American, and Russian compliments
... compliments by people of different age identities from English, American and Russian cultures. Language is not the same across different age groups, which necessitates a thorough examination of age-related parameters in language and the identification of semiotic markers of age identity. The promising area of linguistic research — social semiotics — lends an urgency to such a study. To achieve the goal of the research, I employ the methods of contextual analysis and semantic and pragmatic interpretation....
Consilience or fragmentation in Translation Studies today?
... Benjamins, pp. 21—46.
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The Conjunction Functions of the Particle tolko: A Conjunction Particle vs a Conjunction Analogue
... chastits v russkom yazyke. AKD [On the relationship between the semantic and syntactic properties of certain limiting particles in the Russian language. AKD]. Moscow.
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Transformations in the Communicative Characteristics of Political Discourse in the Current Information Space
... and symbols of political language. To identify the metamorphoses of PD and to understand their genesis, the author investigates the main features of and transformations in the cognitive mechanism of PD and traces the emergence of the isomorphism of semiotic systems characteristic of politics/authorities and mass culture. These processes cause the semantic space of PD to embrace mass culture referents.
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The intertexteme as an instrument in the past — present — future dialogical space of urbanism practices: an intersemiotic analysis of graffiti and inscriptions in Gdansk and Kaliningrad
... present — future dialogic axis in urban practices, using the example of graffiti and inscriptions in Gdansk and Kaliningrad. The authors describe the urban space as an object of research, give a definition of the urban inscription, characterize the semiotic nature of the latter, consider terminology problems relating to the category of intertextuality, and broadly interpret the intertexteme as a tool in the ‘past — present — future’ dialogical space in the urban narrative. The study ...
Olya the Crazy: N. Kononov’s novel The source of mutilation in the mirror of a movie
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N. Kononov, Doppelgänger, semiotics of the mirror
‘Reaching out’ beyond the text: philosophical notes
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The dream dictionary of G. H. Miller: The structural originality and cognitive models of interpretation
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dreams, dream dictionary, semantics, semiotics, metaphor, metonymy, pragmatics, symbol, semantic transformation, the unconscious, gender, culture
As to the problem of the metalanguage describing substantial language and cultural units
This article deals with the underlying meaningful unities of human mentality, which allow to describe semantics of different semiotic unities. They are defined as basic semantic features able to put language semantics and exralinguistic reality as it is perceved by man at one cognitive level.
Семантика русского языка ...
Two tasks of formation the system of purpose. 1. Analysis of pur-poses
A task of goals analysis in industrial object and a method of its solving based on using of the semiotic system of logical-and-linguistic type are de-scribed. The method provides objective analysis carried out by decision-maker and simulating of logically right goal setting in cases of incorrectness and in-completeness of subjectively formed analytical ...
The transcendental nature of the language of prophetic texts
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cognitive linguistics, prophetic texts, semantics, semiotics, symbol, metaphor, reference, culture.
On a new corpus dictionary of dreams
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dreams, semiotics, semantics, symbol, cognitive linguistics, dictionary, corpus, index, culture, qualitative analysis