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, Remo Gramigna

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 45, No 1/2 (2017): Special issue: A. J. Greimas – a life in semiotics

Guest editors: Remo Gramigna, Andrius Grigorjevas, Silvi Salupere

Table of Contents

A. J. Greimas: The perfection of imperfection PDF
Andrius Grigorjevas, Remo Gramigna, Silvi Salupere 7-15
Relationalism: From Greimas to hyperstructuralism PDF
Franciscu Sedda 16-32
The semiotics of A. J. Greimas: A European intellectual heritage seen from the inside and the outside PDF
Eero Tarasti 33-53
Praxis and enunciation: Greimas, heir of Saussure PDF
Jacques Fontanille 54-69
The clash of semiotic civilizations PDF
Massimo Leone 70-87
Signs and figures: Some remarks about Greimas’ theory of the figurative PDF
Paolo Bertetti 88-103
A. J. Greimas’ historical lexicology (1945–1958) and the place of the lexeme in his work PDF
Thomas F. Broden 104-119
The impossibility of immanence: A contemporary perspective on Algirdas Julius Greimas’ Maupassant PDF
Dalia Satkauskytė 120-136
Methodological issues and prospects of semiotics of humour PDF
Dmitrij Gluscevskij 137-151
Plastic semiotics: From visuality to all the senses PDF
Gintautė Žemaitytė 152-161
Four ways of triadic ‘sign-ness’ on two semiotic squares PDF
Herman Tamminen 162-180
Interpreting “The Snow Queen”: A comparison of two semantic universes PDF
Tatjana Pilipoveca 181-193

Reviews and Notes

Umberto Eco and John Deely: What they shared PDF
Kalevi Kull 194-204