Semiosis

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Semiosis (from the σημείωσις, sēmeíōsis, a derivation of the verb σημειῶ, sēmeiô, "to mark"), or sign process, is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning.wikipedia
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Sign relation

The term was introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) to describe a process that interprets signs as referring to their objects, as described in his theory of sign relations, or semiotics.
In his picturesque illustration of a sign relation, along with his tracing of a corresponding sign process, or semiosis, Peirce uses the technical term representamen for his concept of a sign, but the shorter word is precise enough, so long as one recognizes that its meaning in a particular theory of signs is given by a specific definition of what it means to be a sign.

Semiotics

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The term was introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) to describe a process that interprets signs as referring to their objects, as described in his theory of sign relations, or semiotics. Other theories of sign processes are sometimes carried out under the heading of semiology, following on the work of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913).
Semiotics (also called semiotic studies) is the study of sign process (semiosis), which is any form of activity, conduct, or any process that involves signs, including the production of meaning.

Meaning (semiotics)

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Semiosis (from the σημείωσις, sēmeíōsis, a derivation of the verb σημειῶ, sēmeiô, "to mark"), or sign process, is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning.
Together, these three components generate semiosis.

Sign (semiotics)

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Semiosis (from the σημείωσις, sēmeíōsis, a derivation of the verb σημειῶ, sēmeiô, "to mark"), or sign process, is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning.
The process, called semiosis, is irreducibly triadic, Peirce held, and is logically structured to perpetuate itself.

Language

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Peirce was interested primarily in logic, while Saussure was interested primarily in linguistics, which examines the functions and structures of language.
All languages rely on the process of semiosis to relate signs to particular meanings.

Code (semiotics)

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The opposing school argues that there is a metasign system and that language is simply one of many codes for communicating meaning, citing the way in which human infants learn about their environment before they have acquired verbal language.
Since the meaning of a sign depends on the code within which it is situated, codes provide a framework within which signs make sense (see Semiosis).

Charles Sanders Peirce

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The term was introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) to describe a process that interprets signs as referring to their objects, as described in his theory of sign relations, or semiotics.
He based it on the conception of a triadic sign relation, and defined semiosis as "action, or influence, which is, or involves, a cooperation of three subjects, such as a sign, its object, and its interpretant, this tri-relative influence not being in any way resolvable into actions between pairs".

Semiosphere

Semiosphere is the sphere of semiosis in which sign processes operate in the set of all interconnected Umwelten.

Umwelt

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This requires the semiosis of any one part to be continuously connected to any other semiosis operating within the same organism.

Biosemiotics

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Biosemiotics attempts to integrate the findings of biology and semiotics and proposes a paradigmatic shift in the scientific view of life, in which semiosis (sign process, including meaning and interpretation) is one of its immanent and intrinsic features.

Encoding (semiotics)

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The process of message exchanges, or semiosis, is a key characteristic of human life depending on rule-governed and learned codes that, for the most part, unconsciously guide the communication of meaning between individuals.

Index of semiotics articles

Index of semiotic terms
The following is a list of semiotics terms; that is, those words used in discussion, classification, criticism, and analysis of the study of sign processes (semiosis), analogy, metaphor, signification and communication, signs and symbols.

Action (philosophy)

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Semiosis (from the σημείωσις, sēmeíōsis, a derivation of the verb σημειῶ, sēmeiô, "to mark"), or sign process, is any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning.

Ferdinand de Saussure

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Other theories of sign processes are sometimes carried out under the heading of semiology, following on the work of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913).

Logic

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Peirce was interested primarily in logic, while Saussure was interested primarily in linguistics, which examines the functions and structures of language.

Linguistics

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Peirce was interested primarily in logic, while Saussure was interested primarily in linguistics, which examines the functions and structures of language.

Sign system

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With this in mind, they developed the idea of semiosis to relate language to other sign systems both human and nonhuman.

Audience

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Whichever may be right, a preliminary definition of semiosis is any action or influence for communicating meaning by establishing relationships between signs which are to be interpreted by an audience.

Cognition

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Biology

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Endosymbiont

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