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7 is on "Language"), and who discoursed at length on the question, What is "significance"? (1919: vol. 12, chap. 1). " The foundations for a semiotic linguistics were laid by Peirce himself (see also below); they were seldom better understood and complemented than by the American philosopher Joseph Ransdell (1980; for an American linguist's assessment, cf. Rauch 1987; cf. also Michael Shapiro 1983 and Pharies 1985). A highly unusual model for the fusion of the verbal with the nonverbal, called "semiotic extension" (1979:58100) has been developed by the psychologist David McNeill (b.

After the lecture of Professor von Uexküll we know," he then expanded, "that wouldn't have sufficed. '' A profoundly original idealist yet an empirical semiotician, Uexküll deemed Cassirer the greatest living German philosopher, one who shaped an entire generation of students in neo-Kantian < previous page page_45 next page > < previous page page_46 next page > Page 46 ways of thinking. In his Essay on Man (1944), a condensed American reworking of his Philosophie der symbolischen Formen (1964 [19231929]), Cassirer's argument is avowedly, although metaphorically, based on Uexküll's biosemiotic principles extended into our world: human beings' acquisition of the "symbolic system," Cassirer contended, transforms the whole of our existence; accordingly, he designated humans animal symbolicum (1944:26).

Consisting of an arbitrary coordination, out of a narrow selection of producible acoustic signals, of vocal signs with the entire Umwelt as their field of reference), but they chose a particular descriptive schema (the so-called SmithTrager model), which was even then on its irreversible way to oblivion. In quite another sphere of investigation, howevernamely, in endosemioticsthe use of another linguistic model, to wit, of generative grammar, has proved extremely productive. " Now one of the most profound biological puzzles, clearly a semiotic problem, of how an antigen is recognized and how a structure exactly complementary to it is then synthesized, has focused on the ability of the immune system to make a specific adaptive response to an indefinitely large spectrum of natural and humanmade molecules and to distinguish protein molecules fabricated by one's own body (ego) from almost < previous page page_38 next page > < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 identical proteins of non-ego (autoimmunity).

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