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Semiotics 2007
2007, ISBN 978-1-897493-11-3
Editors: Terry J. Prewitt, Wendy Morgan

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1. Semiotics: 2007
Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla Exploring the Semiosic Tensions Between Autobiography, Biography, Ethnography, and Autoethnography
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The Saami assert that "to move on is better than to stay put" (jot'tit lea buorit go orrot). The senior (in more ways than one) author, Myrdene Anderson, found as a Saami ethnographer that her life history resonated well with this Saami philosophy. In addition, Anderson had adopted from her own heritage the adage that "one can't hit a moving target". The Saami would also be comfortable with that formula. Together, one might minimally collapse and paraphrase both adages as: "a rolling agent invests in the moment". Devika Chawla, the junior author, interrogates Anderson in nuancing this philosophy. To what degree is our research overdetermined and underdetermined by such factors as life history, culture, personality, and narrative reflections? The inquiry proceeds to unpack the opacities and transparencies in semiosic constructions.
2. Semiotics: 2007
Jonathan Beever Baudrillard, Simulated Ecology, and Recovering Remainders of the Real: The As is Through the As if
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Brett Bogart When Naples' Mayor Waxed Positive about Guapperia: The Hazards of "Cultural Intimacy"
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4. Semiotics: 2007
Josephine Carubia Sign Processes of Journeying and Destination
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5. Semiotics: 2007
Javier Clavere The Paradigm Shift Theory, the Sacred Sign and Worship Systems
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Vincent Colapietro Theorizing Musical Performance, Performing Semiotic Theory: Reflections on Jazz
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Karen A. Haworth The Bubble Analogy: Thoughts on Cognitive Transformations in the Evolution of Human Language
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8. Semiotics: 2007
John Henning Abduction in the Practice of Teaching: the Intersection of Tacit and Explicit Knowing
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9. Semiotics: 2007
James Jacobs Theological Sources for Augustine's Theory of Signs
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10. Semiotics: 2007
Judy Kay King Self-portrait in the Pharaoh's Mirror: A Reflection of Ancient Egyptian Knowledge in Teilhard de Chardin's Evolutionary Biophysics
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11. Semiotics: 2007
Frank Nuessel Language Games: A Semiotic Analysis
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12. Semiotics: 2007
Sean Day, Charls Pearson An Experimental Program to Use Synesthesia to Investigate Semantic Structure of the Sign
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13. Semiotics: 2007
Reid Perkins-Buzo Real Film: Realist Film Theory, Semiotics and the Documentary Film
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Recent work by Ian Aitken and others has sought to re-establish a "Realist approach" to the documentary film in reaction to the postmodernist, pragmatist approach popular in the 1970s and 80s. The Saussurian/Lacanian orientation o f the semiotics that played a large role in the older film theory is rejected and replaced by an analytic theory of representation based on the work of Mary Hesse, Hilary Putnam and W.V.O. Quine. Although this may seem a setback vis-a-vis semiotics, it actually opens up Realist Film Theory to an application o f the doctrine of signs more closely aligned to traditional realism, that of Pierce and Poinsot. This presentation outlines how Realist Film Theory can be enriched and developed by such an application. In particular, Aitken's model for the processing of the truth-value communicated through a documentary film can be strengthened in this manner. We will look at a short filmic example to illustrate the resulting development of the theory, manifesting how the documentary film is anchored in both reliablyrepresenting reality and creatively organizing and construing it.
14. Semiotics: 2007
Katherine Romack Women Preaching in a Not So Plain Style
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Matthew Shaftel Form, Sign, and Signing: Integrating Sign Systems in an Interdisciplinary Approach to Opera
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Scott Simpkins The Writing Cure?: The Semiotics of the Trauma Narrative in British Romantic Literature
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J. Raymond Zimmer Category-Based Diagrams of Jungian Archetypal Psychology
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18. Semiotics: 2007
Author Index
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