Definition of semiosis in English:

semiosis

Line breaks: semi|osis
Pronunciation: /sɛmɪˈəʊsɪs
 
, ˌsimɪ-
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Linguistics
The process of signification in language or literature.
More example sentences
  • In addition to an anti-Cartesian theory of perception mentioned earlier, this move requires an updated and enriched non-representational view of language and semiosis, together with a concept of ‘sensory act’.
  • In this paper, I will try to show that these contributions fail to articulate an adequate concept of embodied personhood for anthropology because they presuppose impoverished notions of semiosis and language.
  • The second tendency is represented by the large number of works that draw their inspiration from a radical questioning of the structural principles defining semiosis.

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek sēmeiosis '(inference from) a sign'.

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