By Thomas A. Sebeok
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Fann, himself the author of the first serviceable monograph on Peirce's theory of abduction (1970). There is no question that Johnson was well aware of, indeed was indebted to, the passage at the end of John Locke's 1690 Essay Concerning Human Understanding, later adopted by Peirce as well, about the Doctrine of Signs (A. Johnson 1947:15). " (1947:15). This is not the place to reappraise Johnson's always subtle, always fascinating, if sometimes flawed, reflections upon "the relation [as he phrased the topic in the subtitle of his Treatise on Language] which words bear to things," on the philosophy of language, especially semantics, and on a host of other perennial semiotic conundrums.
David Lipset (1980: chap. " He was a notably acute thinker about some of the deepest semiotic problems, including zoosemiotic. He took a leading part in our Amsterdam conference, as well as in an earlier symposium on animal communication (sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and held at Burg Wartenstein, Austria, in 1965), which I had organized around the subject of zoosemiotics (Sebeok and Ramsay 1969:30). Moreover, he also contributed a marvellous, oft-cited chapter to my first handbook on Animal Communication (1968:614626).
Quirkiness and prejudice are valuable, I think, if only because they counteract cliché. Each of the two previous attempts to limn semiotics in the United StatesWendy Steiner's (1978) and Roberta Kevelson's (1986)bears its peculiar subjective mark. The two differ in conception and perspective, as well as in style and execution, but more important, the latter chooses to ignore entirely the earlier. The two pieces might be regarded as balancing each other to a degree; when combined, they complement this third, perhaps more irreverent, report.
American Signatures: Semiotic Inquiry and Method (Oklahoma Project for Discourse and Theory) by Thomas A. Sebeok