LINGUIST List 30.3955

Fri Oct 18 2019

Confs: Applied Ling, Ling Theories, Philosophy of Lang, Semantics, Socioling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Oct-2019
From: Daniel Rellstab <>
Subject: 16th international Congress of the German Semiotics Society “Transformations of Signs and their Objects“
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16th international Congress of the German Semiotics Society “Transformations of Signs and their Objects“
Short Title: DGS

Date: 22-Sep-2020 - 26-Sep-2020
Location: Chemnitz, Germany
Contact: Mark Dang-Anh
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

All foundations of semiosis are permanently changing. The last few decades have also brought about specific changes and challenges in various research areas. Semiotics is faced with the task of meeting these challenges theoretically, methodologically, and in regard to specific applications. The conference ‘Transformations – Signs and Their Objects in Transition’ focuses on the temporal changes of signs and their ways of reference. The semiotic potential of the concept of transformation is a starting point for the reflection and description of semiotic processes, with specific attention to the different media and modalities involved. The thematic spectrum of the conference ranges from classical sign-theoretic concepts such as truth and reference, which retain their importance in an age of transition declared as ‘post-factual’, to the challenges that technological change poses for the methodology of semiotics, both as a discipline and as an interdisciplinary research field. The conference location is Chemnitz, the former Karl-Marx-Stadt, a city that itself embodies historical transformations in a number of ways. It can be experienced by walking through a cityscape that can be described as a palimpsest of different historical and architectural layers.

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