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    Is language a primary modeling system? On Juri Lotman’s concept of semiosphere.Han-Liang Chang - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (1):9-22.
    Juri Lotman’s well-known distinction of primary modeling system versus secondary modeling system is a lasting legacy of his that has been adhered to, modified, and refuted by semioticians of culture and nature. Adherence aside, modifications and refutations have focused on the issue whether or not language is a primary modeling system, and, if not, what alternatives can be made available to replace it. As Sebeok would concur, for both biosemiosis and anthroposemiosis, language can only be a secondary modeling system on (...)
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    Semiotics of natural disaster discourse in post-tsunami world.Han-Liang Chang - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):231-243.
    The study of natural disaster and its discursive dimensions from a semiotic perspective can provide a theoretical frame for the scientific communication of global catastrophes. In this paper I will suggest two models; one is a semiotic model on the natural catastrophic events and the other is a hexagon model composed of semiotic dimensions of natural disaster discourse. The six main modules include narration, description, explication, visualization, prevention, and recovery action.
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    Semiotician or hermeneutician? Jakob von Uexküll revisited.Han-Liang Chang - 2004 - Sign Systems Studies 32 (1-2):115-137.
    Like other sciences, biosemiotics also has its time-honoured archive, consisting, among other things, of writings by those who have been invented and revered as ancestors of the discipline. One such example is Jakob von Uexküll who has been hailed as a precursor of semiotics, developing his theory of “sign” and “meaning” independently of Saussure and Peirce. The juxtaposition of “sign” and “meaning” is revelatory because one can equally legitimately claim Uexküll as a hermeneutician in the same way as others having (...)
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    К семиотике паразитизма. Резюме.Han-Liang Chang - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (2):438-439.
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    Семиотик или герменевтик.Han-Liang Chang - 2004 - Sign Systems Studies 32 (1-2):137-137.
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    Семиотика бедствия — альтернатива “глобальной семиотике”? Резюме.Han-Liang Chang - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):229-230.
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    Between Nature and Culture.Han-Liang Chang - 2008 - American Journal of Semiotics 24 (1-3):159-170.
    When ancient Chinese philosophy culminated in the sixth to third centuries BCE, “hundreds of flowers [intellectual schools] were blooming”, yet not many theoreticians were particularly interested in questions regarding the relationship between animal and human life — despite their profuse discussion of, and heated debates about, both “nature” and “human nature” in their writings. This indifferent attitude towards creatures lower than humans is best illustrated by Confucius (551–479 BCE), who observed: “It is impossible to associate with birds and beasts, as (...)
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    Cassirer, Benveniste, and Peirce on deictics and “pronominal” communication.Han-Liang Chang - 2013 - Sign Systems Studies 41 (1):7-19.
    For all his profound interest in Secondness and its manifestation in various kinds of indices, including deictics, Peirce rarely addresses the inter-pronominalrelationships. Whilst the American founder of semiotics would designate language as a whole to Thirdness, only within the larger framework of which deictics can work, the German philosopher Cassirer observes that “what characterizes the very first spatial terms that we find in language is their embracing of a defi nite ‘deictic’ function”. For Cassirer the significance of pronominals, especially the (...)
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    Cassirer, Benveniste, and Peirce on deictics and “pronominal” communication.Han-Liang Chang - 2013 - Sign Systems Studies 41 (1):7-19.
    For all his profound interest in Secondness and its manifestation in various kinds of indices, including deictics, Peirce rarely addresses the inter-pronominalrelationships. Whilst the American founder of semiotics would designate language as a whole to Thirdness, only within the larger framework of which deictics can work, the German philosopher Cassirer observes that “what characterizes the very first spatial terms that we find in language is their embracing of a defi nite ‘deictic’ function”. For Cassirer the significance of pronominals, especially the (...)
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    Semiotics of natural disaster discourse in post-tsunami world.Han-Liang Chang - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):231-243.
    The study of natural disaster and its discursive dimensions from a semiotic perspective can provide a theoretical frame for the scientific communication of global catastrophes. In this paper I will suggest two models; one is a semiotic model on the natural catastrophic events and the other is a hexagon model composed of semiotic dimensions of natural disaster discourse. The six main modules include narration, description, explication, visualization, prevention, and recovery action.
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    Является ли язык первичной моделирующей системой? О понятии семиосферы у юрия лотмана. Резюме.Han-Liang Chang - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (1):23-23.
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    Is language a primary modeling system? On Juri Lotman’s concept of semiosphere.Han-Liang Chang - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (1):9-22.
    Juri Lotman’s well-known distinction of primary modeling system versus secondary modeling system is a lasting legacy of his that has been adhered to, modified, and refuted by semioticians of culture and nature. Adherence aside, modifications and refutations have focused on the issue whether or not language is a primary modeling system, and, if not, what alternatives can be made available to replace it. As Sebeok would concur, for both biosemiosis and anthroposemiosis, language can only be a secondary modeling system on (...)
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    Loomade nimetamine Hiina kirjas. Kokkuvõte.Han-Liang Chang - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):656-656.
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    Naming animals in Chinese writing.Han-Liang Chang - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):647-656.
    Naming, according to Sebeok, constihttes the first stage of zoosemiotics. This special but common use of language acrually inaugurates more complicated procedures of human discourse on non-human kingdom, including classification of its members. Because of language's double articulation in sound and sense, as well as the grapheme's pleremic (meaning-full) rather than cenemic (meaning-empty) characteristic (according to Hjelmslev). Chinese script is capable of naming and grouping animals randomly but effectively. This paper attempts to describe the said scriptorial "necessity of naming" (Kripke) (...)
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    Õnnetuse semiootika.Han-Liang Chang - 2006 - Sign Systems Studies 34 (1):230-230.
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    Notes towards a semiotics of parasitism.Han-Liang Chang - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (2):421-438.
    The metaphor of parasites or parasitism has dominated literary critical discourse since the 1970s, prominent examples being Michel Serres in France and J. Hillis Miller in America. In their writings the relationship between text and paratext, literature and criticism, is often likened to that between host and parasite, and can be therefore deconstructed. Their writings, along with those by Derrida, Barthes, and Thom, seem to be suggesting the possibility of a semiotics of parasitism. Unfortunately, none of these writers has drawn (...)
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    Plato and Peirce on Likeness and Semblance.Han-Liang Chang - 2012 - Biosemiotics 5 (3):301-312.
    In his well-known essay, ‘What Is a Sign?’ (CP 2.281, 285) Peirce uses ‘likeness’ and ‘resemblance’ interchangeably in his definition of icon. The synonymity of the two words has rarely, if ever, been questioned. Curiously, a locus classicus of the pair, at least in F. M. Cornford’s English translation, can be found in a late dialogue of Plato, namely, the Sophist. In this dialogue on the myth and truth of the sophists’ profession, the mysterious ‘stranger’, who is most likely Socrates’ (...)
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    Parasitismi semiootikast. Kokkuvõte.Han-Liang Chang - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (2):439-439.
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    Semiographemics: A Peircean trichotomy of classical Chinese script.Han-Liang Chang - 1996 - Semiotica 108 (1-2):31-44.
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    Semiootik või hermeneutik?Han-Liang Chang - 2004 - Sign Systems Studies 32 (1-2):138-138.
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    The Rise of Chinese Literary Theory.Han-Liang Chang - 2007 - American Journal of Semiotics 23 (1-4):1-18.
    In traditional Chinese literary criticism, textual strategies comparable to intertextuality have governed Chinese critics’ and poets’ reading and writing aboutliterature throughout the dynasties. Drawing on the intertextual theories of Kristeva and Riffaterre, the paper probes into the phenomenon of sign system-mutations in two highly influential ancient texts: the Confucian Classic of Changes of the fifth century B.C.E. and Liu Xie’s The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons, an ars poetica in the third century. The transformation of sign systems from (...)
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    Warren G. Frisina, The Unity of Knowledge and Action: Toward a Nonrepresentational Theory of Knowledge.Han-Liang Chang - 2005 - Pragmatics and Cognition 13 (2):438-440.
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    Semioticians Make Strange Bedfellows! Or, Once Again: “Is Language a Primary Modelling System?”. [REVIEW]Han-Liang Chang - 2009 - Biosemiotics 2 (2):169-179.
    Like other sciences, biosemiotics also has its time-honoured archive, consisting of writings by those who have been invented and revered as ancestors of the discipline. One such example is Jakob von Uexküll. As to the people who ‘invented’ him, they are either, to paraphrase a French cliché, ‘agents du cosmopolitisme sémiotique’ like Thomas Sebeok, or de jure and de facto progenitor like Thure von Uexküll. In the archive is the special issue of Semiotica 42. 1 (1982) edited by the late (...)
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