Semiotics - the study of the general principles of signs and sign systems - is crucial to an understanding of human nature, both social and psychological. The sign systems that we use for interaction with other living beings determine our potential for thought and social action, and language is central among them. It is the implicit claim of this two-volume work that linguistics has something very specific to give to semiotics, and many would further claim that relational network models of language in particular, i.e. systematic and stratificational linguistics, have a fundamental contribution to make.
List of Figures List of Tables Foreword Introduction Robin P. Fawcett, M.A.K. Halliday, Sydney M. Lamb and Adam Makkai 1 As to Psychosemiotics W.C. Watt 2 Two Models of Narrative Structure: A Consultation L.M. O'Toole 3 Relations Between Environmental and Linguistic Structure Donald Preziosi 4 Semiotics of Language and Culture: A Relational Approach Sydney M. Lamb 5 Prolegomena to an Understanding of Semiotics and Culture Ashok R. Kelkar 6 System Networks, Codes, and Knowledge of the Universe Robin P. Fawcett Index
Robin P. Fawcett is a Research Professor in Linguistics and Director of the Computational Linguistics Unit at the Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University, UK. M.A.K. Halliday is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Sydney Lamb is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Rice University in Texas, USA. Adam Makkai is Emeritus Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.