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The American Journal of Semiotics

Volume 34, Issue 1/2, 2018

John N. Deely Memorial Issue

Myrdene Anderson
Pages 229-239

Another Page for “Between the Sheets”
Homage to John Deely’s “Historical Layering”

Among John Deely’s many gifts to the Semiotic Society of America, perhaps his greatest is the SSA Style Sheet (1985, 1986) and its mandate for “historical layering”. Here I provide further reflection on some aspects of the art, craft, and science of bibliography, commemorating Deely and resuscitating the torturous birth of the SSA Style Sheet. I then summarize Deely’s compulsive defense of “historical layering” and relate his final amendment to the Style Sheet.

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