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 44, No 4 (2016)

Table of Contents

Dialogue in Peirce, Lotman, and Bakhtin: A comparative study PDF
Oliver Laas 469-493
Homo polyglottus: Semiosphere as a model of human cognition PDF
Aleksei Semenenko 494-510
Two versions of ecosophy: Arne Næss, Félix Guattari, and their connection with semiotics PDF
Simon Levesque 511-541
Notes on narrative, cognition, and cultural evolution PDF
Marina Grishakova, Siim Sorokin 542-561
Internet memes as internet signs: A semiotic view of digital culture PDF
Sara Cannizzaro 562-586
Intersemioticity and intertextuality: Picaresque and romance in opera PDF
Dinda L. Gorlée 587-622

Reviews and Notes

Habits – semioses – habits PDF
Kalevi Kull 623-629
“Czech Theory”, Czech semiotics PDF
Ekaterina Velmezova 630-633
What kind of evolutionary biology suits cultural research? PDF
Kalevi Kull 634-647