Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics

Author: Ekaterina Velmezova
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331920663X
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The first international volume on the topic of biosemiotics and linguistics. It aims to establish a new relationship between linguistics and biology as based on shared semiotic foundation.

Ecocriticism

Author: Gabriele Dürbeck
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 3412501654
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Ecocriticism hat sich mittlerweile als interdisziplinäre Forschungsperspektive weltweit etabliert. Auch im deutschsprachigen Raum zeichnet sich ein wachsendes Interesse ab, bislang fehlt jedoch eine Einführung, die Lehrende und Studierende mit den verschiedenen Ansätzen und Forschungsschwerpunkten des Ecocriticism vertraut macht. Der Band schließt diese Lücke, indem er in die zentralen theoretischen Perspektiven einführt, die spezifischen Ansätze im deutschen Kontext vorstellt und ein weitgefächertes Spektrum für das ökologische Potenzial von Literatur, Film und Kunst in vergleichender Perspektive eröffnet. Ausgewiesene Vertreterinnen und Vertreter aus Amerikanistik, Germanistik, Geschichte, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaft geben einen repräsentativen Einblick in die einzelnen Forschungsfelder und die jeweils zentralen Texte.

Semiotics and its Masters

Author: Kristian Bankov
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501503820
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This volume presents a broad range of topics and current frontline research by leading semioticians. The contributions are representative of the most cutting-edge work in semiotics, but project as well the developments in the near future of the field.

Cultural Implications of Biosemiotics

Author: Paul Cobley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9402408584
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This is the first book to consider the major implications for culture of the new science of biosemiotics. The volume is mainly aimed at an audience outside biosemiotics and semiotics, in the humanities and social sciences principally, who will welcome elucidation of the possible benefits to their subject area from a relatively new field. The book is therefore devoted to illuminating the extent to which biosemiotics constitutes an ‘epistemological break’ with ‘modern’ modes of conceptualizing culture. It shows biosemiotics to be a significant departure from those modes of thought that neglect to acknowledge continuity across nature, modes which install culture and the vicissitudes of the polis at the centre of their deliberations. The volume exposes the untenability of the ‘culture/nature’ division, presenting a challenge to the many approaches that can only produce an understanding of culture as a realm autonomous and divorced from nature.

Biosemiotics

Author: Marcello Barbieri
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600216121
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This book presents contexts and associations of the semiotic view in biology, by making a short review of the history of the trends and ideas of biosemiotics, or semiotic biology, in parallel with theoretical biology. Biosemiotics can be defined as the science of signs in living systems. A principal and distinctive characteristic of semiotic biology lies in the understanding that in living, entities do not interact like mechanical bodies, but rather as messages, the pieces of text. This means that the whole determinism is of another type.

Biosemiotics

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Recent debates surrounding the teaching of biology divide participants into three camps based on how they explain the appearance of the human race: evolution, creationism, or intelligent design. Biosemiotics discovers an intriguing higher ground respecting those opposing theories by arguing that questions of meaning and experiential life can be integrated into the scientific study of nature. This groundbreaking book shows how the linguistic powers of humans imply that consciousness emerges in the evolutionary process and that life is based on sign action, not just molecular interaction. Biosemiotics will be essential reading for anyone interested in the nexus of linguistic possibility and biological reality.

Alles f hlt

Author: Andreas Weber
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827072883
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Seit jeher erklärt uns die Wissenschaft: Alle Lebewesen werden von Reflexen und Genen gesteuert. Doch was ist mit den Gefühlen? Lassen sie sich mit der Naturwissenschaft vereinbaren? Klar und packend erläutert Andreas Weber die Revolution der Lebenswissenschaften: Tiere und Pflanzen sind inniger mit uns verwandt, als wir jemals vermutet hätten. An ihnen erfahren wir zentrale Dimensionen unserer Gefühle. Daraus ergibt sich eine brisante Erkenntnis: Nur wenn wir die Natur bewahren, werden wir unsere eigene Humanität und Freiheit retten können.