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Title Readings in zoosemiotics / edited by Timo Maran, Dario Martinelli, Aleksei Turovski
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 438 pages) : illustrations
Series Semiotics, communication and cognition ; 8
Semiotics, communication and cognition ; 8
Contents Readings in Zoosemiotics; Prehistory; Introduction; Of Ideas; Of the Reason of Animals; General Principles of Expression; Essentials in Zoosemiotics; Introduction; The Theory of Meaning; Zoosemiotics: At the Intersection of Nature and Culture; "Talking" with Animals: Zoosemiotics Explained; The Word 'Zoosemiotics'; Chapters from Animal Communication Studies; Introduction; The Study of Animal Communication: An Overview; The Animal's Expression; Decoding the Language of the Bee; Meaning, Reference, and Intentionality in the Natural Vocalizations of Monkeys
Intentional Communication and Social Play: How and Why Animals Negotiate and Agree to PlayPrefigurements of Art; Theoretical and Metatheoretical Perspectives; Introduction; The Logical Analysis of Animal Communication; Animal Communication and the Study of Cognition; Problems in Cetacean and Other Mammalian Communication; Metalogue: What is an Instinct?; Human(itie)s, Animals and Contemporary Zoosemiotics; Introduction; Is Man Language?; The Animal in the Study of Humanity; The Biosemiotics and Phylogenesis of Culture; Biotranslation: Translation between Umwelten; Index
Summary This volume is the first reader dedicated to the discipline of zoosemiotics - the study of signification, communication and representation within and across animal species. The book features a variety of selected texts accompanied by editorial introductions which explore topics such as semiotic constitution of nature, continuity of communication in humans and other animals, as well as animals' place in human culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animal communication.
Biology -- Semiotics.
Human-animal communication.
Form Electronic book
Author Maran, Timo, 1975-
Martinelli, Dario.
Turovski, Aleksei.
ISBN 1283400251
3110253437 (electronic bk.)
9783110253436 (electronic bk.)
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