This volume contains the majority of the papers presented at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, held in Lubbock, Texas, October 16-19, 1980. The varied styles topics, methodologies, and intellectual traditions represented here reflect the current state of flux in semiotics--a healthy chaos, in which new ideas vie for survival and experiment is at a premium. Because of this variety, we have kept our editorial in terventions to a minimum. In addition, we have refrained from imposing any topical classification. While we could have used the panel titles as a taxonomic principle, this would not have produced a sufficiently even format. We have therefore uti lized the alphabetical order of authors' surnames as being os tensibly the least "loaded." These Proceedings represent a current view of the "semi otic scene," especially in the U.S.A. They also include some work representative of architectural semiotics from the U.K. We have tried to bring the volume to publication rapidly, since the immediacy of the contents would seem to be the pri mary asset of any such project. We would like to express the Society's collective grati tude to the 1980 Program Committee chaired by Richard Bauman (University of Texas-Austin), the Lubbock Local Arrangements Committee chaired by Nancy P. Hickerson (Texas Tech Universi ty), and our special thanks to Laurel Phipps of the School of Continuing Education at Texas Tech University.
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Table of ContentsArchitecture as Identity, I: The Essence of Architecture.- Theory and Practice at the Crossroads--A Peircean Perspective on Political Signs.- System and Observer in Semiotic Modeling: An Essay on Semiotic Realism.- Architectural Criticism as a Means to Identify Socially Shared Values: The Case of the East Building of the National Gallery.- Buildings as Symbols of Political Ideology.- Peirce’s Anticipation of Game Theoretic Logic and Semantics.- Mind, Object, Object, Artifact II.- The Reference Relation in Music.- SI MUOVE, MA NON TROPO: An Inquiry into the Non-metaphorical Status of Idioms and Phrases.- Symbolic Use of Weaving Designs: A Case Study.- Antecedents to Peirce’s Notion of Iconic Signs.- On Discovering the Semiotic Organization of the Lexicon: State of Health as a Multifaceted Domain.- Notes on Text and Performance in the Theatre of Dario Fo.- The Structure of Metaphor.- Forgotten Pioneers of Soviet Semiotics.- On Discovering the Semiotic Organization of Experience: The Public Meanings and Private Meanings of Objects.- One Artist’s Neurosis on Signing.- Explaining Style Growth and Change: A Richer Semiotic Model.- The Rock and Roll Concert: A Semiotic Analysis.- Disemia.- Naturalness Vs. Arbitrariness in the Domain of Color.- Modes of Medical Instruction: A Semiotic Comparison of Textbooks of Medicine and Popular Home Medical Books.- Peirce’s Existential Graphs as the Basis for An Introduction to Logic: Semiosis in the Logic Classroom.- Peirce as Catalyst in Modern Legal Science: Consequences.- A Semiotic Account of Polysemy and Homonymy.- The Semiosis of the Sequence of Signs in a Narrative.- The Impact of Speech-Act Theory and Phenomenology on Proust and Claude Simon.- Semiotic Perspectives on Chinese: A Picturesque Language.- Peirce and Jakobson: Towards a Structuralist Reconstruction of Peirce.- Architecture as Representation of Nature.- The Measurement of Comentropy Transfer Rates.- Towards a Transcultural Semiotic.- The Self-Disclosure Technique for Ethno-Graphic Elicitation.- Conventions of Poetry as Iconic Signs.- Comparative Adjestives in Terms of Peirce’s Phenomenological Categories.- Interpretant and Interpretation.- Tipping Behavior as a Semiotic Process.- The Mark VI: A New Eidometer Design Concept.- The Role of Scientific Paradigms in Empirical semiotics.- Interactive Nonverbal Categories: A Reappraisal and Elaboration.- Reckoning with the World.- On the Paradigm of Experience Appropriate for Semiotics.- Semiotic and Creativity.- The Appearance of Appearance: Architecture, Communication and Value Systems.- What is Evidence Evidence of?.- The Ironic Sign.- Art and Objectivity.- More Than Words Can Say.- A Reconstruction Paradigm for the Experimental Analysis of Semiotic Factors in Cognitive Processing.- Peirce and Greimas from the Viewpoint of Musical Semiotics: An Outline for Comparative Semiotics.- The Application of the Peircean Semiotic to Logic.- Symbolic Configurations and Two-Dimensional Mathematical Notation.- The Perception of Nonverbal Behavior in Function of Visible Access to One or Both Interactants.- Charles Morris and Christian Norberg-Schulz: The Social Basis of Meaning in Architecture.- Toward a Semiotic Beyond Feminism.- The Structure of Categories and the Consequences for Metaphor.- The Poetic Function of the Stage Audience and Embedded Performance in Drama.- Designing Signs that Build the Required Semantics into the Needed Syntax.- A Semiotic Approach to Information Value.