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The ontology of signs as linguistic and non-linguistic entities: a cognitive perspective

By Prof. A.V. Kravchenko


It is argued that the traditional philosophical/linguistic analysis of semiotic phe-nomena is based on the false epistemological assumption that linguistic and non-linguistic entities possess different ontologies. An attempt is made to show where linguistics as the study of signs went wrong, and an unorthodox account of the na-ture of semiosis is proposed in the framework of autopoiesis as a new epistemology of the living

Topics: Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Epistemology
Publisher: John Benjamins
Year: 2003
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