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The Biosemiotic Approach in Biology: Theoretical Bases and Applied Models

João Queiroz, Claus Emmeche, Kalevi Kull, and Charbel El-Hani

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter defines and discusses biosemiotics, which is a growing field that investigates semiotic processes in the living realm in an attempt to combine the findings of the biological sciences and ... More


A mechanistic model of three facets of meaning

Deb Roy

in Symbols and Embodiment: Debates on meaning and cognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199217274
eISBN:
9780191696060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a physical-computational model of sensorimotor grounded language interpretation for simple speech acts. It discusses that the interpretation of directive and descriptive speech ... More


Lines Crossed and Circles Breached

Paul Kockelman

in The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter lays out the key moves, and organizational logic, of the entire book. It argues that, rather than privileging mere ‘relations’, our analysis must foreground a particular ensemble of ... More


Sociality

N. J. Enfield

in Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony, and Human Sociality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199338733
eISBN:
9780199369447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338733.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter defines the notion of human sociality, drawing on a range of aspects of social cognition, among them theory of mind, cooperation, trust, altruism, and social accountability. Some ... More


Part Two Commentary: Processes of Translation and Demarcation in Legal Worlds

Susan Gal

in Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a linguistic anthropologist’s view of translation, problematizing the term and finding that it is a fruitful metaphor suggesting a whole family of processes. Most generally, ... More


Action

N. J. Enfield

in Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony, and Human Sociality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199338733
eISBN:
9780199369447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338733.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the concept of social action, defining action with specific reference to the pursuit of goals in the social realm. Several lines of previous research are reviewed, including ... More


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