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Quality and quantity in biosemiotics: Explanatory power of quantitative approach
Quality and quantity in biosemiotics: Explanatory power of quantitative approach

Author(s): Dan Faltýnek, Lukáš Zámečník, Ľudmila Lacková
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology, Theoretical Linguistics, Methodology and research technology, Sociobiology
Published by: TARTU ÜLIKOOLI KIRJASTUS
Keywords: semiotics; linguistics; quantitative methods; biosemiotics;

Summary/Abstract: Semiotics and biosemiotics as fields of study are undoubtedly linked above all with a qualitative view of the matter. If we look at the basic works of semiotics – e.g. Ch. S. Peirce or Ferdinand de Saussure – it is obvious at first glance that semiotics is a theoretical discipline that seeks to integrate the description of the different ways of representation, categorize the types of relationships between objects and means of representation, and model their position in the system of representations. In a much simpler way, semiotics systematically describes the signs, codes, and usage of both. For these tasks, there seems to be no way to involve quantitative methods.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 37-49
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English