Morphogenesis of Meaning

Morphogenesis of Meaning

by Jean Petitot, Franson Manjali


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039101047
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 12/12/2003
Series: European Semiotics / Semiotiques Europeennes Series , #3
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Mathematician, semiolinguist and philosopher of science, Jean Petitot is Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Director of the Center for Research in Applied Epistemology (CREA) at the École Polytechnique (Paris). He is a leading specialist of morphodynamical models in semiolinguistics, structuralist theory, cognitive science and phenomenology.
The Translator: Franson Manjali teaches linguistics and semiotics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi).

Table of Contents

Contents: Problematic Aspects and Key Issues of Structuralism – Understanding ‘Structure’ – Main Trends in Structuralism – The Problem of Formalizing Structures – The Necessity for a Morphological Geometry – The Principles of Catastrophe Theory – Categorical Perception and Topological Syntax – Phonological Categorizations as Critical Phenomena – Actantial Schematism – Tesnière’s Notion of Verbal Valence – The Grammatical Reduction of Structural Syntax – The Scenic Conception of Case Roles and the Morphodynamical Schematism – The Localist Hypothesis – Semio-Narrative Structures – The Sources of Greimasian Theory – Panorama of Greimasian Theory – Paul Ricœur’s Observations – Schematization of the Undefinables.

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