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Journal Title: SemiotiX New Series - A Global Information Bulletin
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Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Semiotix XN-8 (2012)

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Table of Contents XN-8 (2012)

[Editorial]
Semiotics and Society
Paul Bouissac

[World Report]
Changing the Game
Chris Arning

[World Report]
Japanese Association for Semiotic Studies (JASS): Focus on Fashion
Hiroshi Yoshioka

[Semiotic Profile]
A Semiotic Profile: Donald Preziosi
Ian Verstegen

[Guest column]
Coerced iconicity in writing and speech
Mark Dingemanse

[In Memoriam]
Omar Calabrese 1949-2012
AISS - Associazione Italiana di Studi Semiotici

[World Report]
Semiotic Society of America (SSA) Update
Terry J. Prewitt

[The Front Shelf]
The question of origins
Paul Bouissac
Publisher: Open Semiotics Resource Center
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Discipline of Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.3796