This volume focusses on discourse as a semiotic coherence phenomenon. Mutually referential and constitutive complexes of sign systems are described in terms of their discursive elements. The authors develop a semiotics of discourse, one that regards encodings as instances that generate meaning. They examine a broad range of discursive formalizations, including their multimodal interconnections.
Ernest Hess-Lüttich, TU Berlin/Stellenbosch Univ.; Heidrun Kämper, IDS Mannheim; Martin Reisigl, Uni Bern; Ingo H. Warnke, Uni Bremen.