Semiotic Agency


Semiotic processes are usually understood to have three key components: a sign stands for an object and gives rise to an interpretant. For example, you point (a sign), to something (an object), and I turn to look (an interpretant). In what follows, we will be interested in the semiotic agents that seem to lie at the center of such processes: those entities that do not just signify (by expressing signs of objects) and interpret (by expressing interpretants of signs), but also get signified and interpreted (and thus constitute an object of their own and others' semiotic processes).


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