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 3 (2016)

Table of Contents

Lotman and play: For a theory of playfulness based on semiotics of culture PDF
Mattia Thibault 295-325
Autocommunicative meaning-making in online communication of the Estonian extreme right PDF
Mari-Liis Madisson, Andreas Ventsel 326-354
Discourse genres as determiners of discursive regularities: A case of semiotic predictability? PDF
Jeoffrey Gaspard 355-367
The Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics: A transnational perspective PDF
Igor Pilshchikov, Mikhail Trunin 368-401
Barthes and Lotman: Ideology vs culture PDF
Patrick Sériot 402-414
From paradigm to environment: The foreign rhythm and punctual catalysis of culture PDF
Pierluigi Basso Fossali 415-431
Critique of ideology or/and analysis of culture? Barthes and Lotman on secondary semiotic systems PDF
Daniele Monticelli 432-451

Reviews and Notes

Juri Lotman in Arabic: A bibliography PDF
Hassib Elkouch 452-455
Need for impressions: Zoosemiotics and zoosemiotics, by Aleksei Turovski PDF
Kalevi Kull 456-462