In 1968, André Martinet organized a volume called “Le Langage” in which all knowledge by then available on this subject was presented and summarized according to the principles and methods of structural semiology. 50 years later, this epistemic horizon isn’t capable anymore of containing within its limits the whole field of theoretical and applied semiotics, even less a broader theory of language. But does a theory of language necessarily need a theory of signs and meaning as a pre- condition for its own existence? Does a theory of signs presuppose language as its axiomatical objective point of departure? What about the semiotical shift towards peircean pragmaticism and its multiple applied offsprings, such as biosemiotics and cybersemiotics? And what about the relatively recent renewal of questions related to the origins and evolution of language as an active biological factor of the development of mankind, its culture and history? This session invites researchers not only in the field of semiotics and linguistics, but also in the fields of biology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, history, aesthetics and cultural studies to communicate their findings about issues related to semiotics, language and meaning, in their materiality as well as in their meta-reality.
KEY-WORDS: semiotics, language, sign, code, meaning
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO/UFRJ – BRASIL
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