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.
Vol 44, No 3 (2016)
Table of Contents
|Lotman and play: For a theory of playfulness based on semiotics of culture|
|Autocommunicative meaning-making in online communication of the Estonian extreme right|
|Mari-Liis Madisson, Andreas Ventsel||326-354|
|Discourse genres as determiners of discursive regularities: A case of semiotic predictability?|
|The Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics: A transnational perspective|
|Igor Pilshchikov, Mikhail Trunin||368-401|
|Barthes and Lotman: Ideology vs culture|
|From paradigm to environment: The foreign rhythm and punctual catalysis of culture|
|Pierluigi Basso Fossali||415-431|
|Critique of ideology or/and analysis of culture? Barthes and Lotman on secondary semiotic systems|
Reviews and Notes
|Juri Lotman in Arabic: A bibliography|
|Need for impressions: Zoosemiotics and zoosemiotics, by Aleksei Turovski|