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LINGUIST List 20.2570

Tue Jul 21 2009

Books: Ling Theories/Pragmatics/Semantics: Wildgen, Barend van (Eds)

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Metarepresentation, Self-Organization and Art: Wildgen, Barend van (Eds)

Message 1: Metarepresentation, Self-Organization and Art: Wildgen, Barend van (Eds)
Date: 16-Jul-2009
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Metarepresentation, Self-Organization and Art: Wildgen, Barend van (Eds)
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Title: Metarepresentation, Self-Organization and Art
Series Title: European Semiotics / Sémiotique Européenne. Vol. 9
Published: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11684

Editor: Wolfgang Wildgen
Editor: Heusden Barend van
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116843 Pages: 298 Price: U.S. $ 78.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116843 Pages: 298 Price: U.K. £ 50.90
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116843 Pages: 298 Price: Europe EURO 50.90 Comment: for Germany EURO 54.50, for Austria EURO 56.00 (incl. VAT)

This book is about the interrelationship between nature, semiosis,
metarepresentation and (self-)consciousness, and the role played by
metarepresentation in evolution.

Representations must have emerged via self-organization from non-
representational systems (found in physics, chemistry and biology). Major
steps have been the evolution of molecules, macromolecules, life, and
finally cultural and symbolic systems. Representations and signs are
therefore parts of a huge, possibly branching 'ladder of beings'.
Metarepresentations - images representing images, language about language
and language-use, thoughts about thoughts - constitute a fascinating theme
within such diverse areas of research as philosophy, literature, theology,
anthropology and history, neuroscience, psychology and linguistics.
The contributions to this book reflect this variety of different, but often
interrelated perspectives on metarepresentation. They also exemplify the
difficulties of a truly interdisciplinary discourse and show how one may start
such a discourse in the field of semiotics, understood as a meta-discipline
which brings together all scientific enterprises dealing with human mind and
human culture.


Barend Van Heusden/Wolfgang Wildgen: Introduction -
Rik Peters: Torturing the Torturer, Interpretation of Evidence as
Metarepresentation -
Marcel Bax: Enthymematic Reasoning as a Meaning-making Strategy in
Spoken Discourse -
Peiling Cui: Metarepresentation in Linguistic Jokes -
Michael Leyton: The Mathematical Structure of Pain -
Todd Oakley/Per Aage Brandt: Hypotyposis: Metarepresentation, Mind-
Reading, and Fictive Interaction -
John Bateman: Film and Representation: Making Filmic Meaning -
Ole Kühl: Musical Semantics: A Very Brief Introduction -
Wolfgang Wildgen: Metarepresentation, Self-organization and Self-reference
in the Visual Arts -
Svend Østergaard: Imitation, Mirror Neurons, and Meta-cognition -
Ulf Harendarski: A Pragmaticistic View on Metarepresentative Semiosis
András Kertész/Csilla Rákosi: On the Metascientific Representation of
Inconsistency in Linguistic Theories -
Peter Jörg Plath: Self-Organization and Identity - Links between Theories? -
Boris Schapiro/Hella Schapiro: Metarepresentations and Paradigms.

The Editors:

Wolfgang Wildgen (1944) is professor of linguistics at the University of
Bremen. His major books include: Catastrophe Theoretic Semantics (1982);
Process, Image, and Meaning (1994); De la grammaire au discours (1999);
The Evolution of Human Language (2004); Kognitive Grammatik (2008). He
is the author of articles and book chapters.
Barend van Heusden (1957) is reader in semiotics of culture at the University
of Groningen (The Netherlands) and has published widely on literary theory,
semiotics of culture, cultural evolution, and on arts in culture. He is at
present the coordinator of a national research project on culture education
curriculum development.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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