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Volume 2015, Issue 205 (Jun 2015)

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Semiotics and writing systems

Sergey G. Proskurin
  • Novosibirsk State University and Tomsk Polytechnic University
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Published Online: 2015-05-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2015-0007

Abstract

This article deals with semiotic modeling in writing. The process of modeling is involved in the creation of new scripts and alphabets. The narrative describes the so called ABC-principle in action. Since the ABC code is also a text, the letters have meaningful collocations and the letter names have meaningful associations. The sequence of letters in an ABC is a meaningful syntagm within a ritual text. We shall attempt to prove that these parts of an ABC are meaningful micro-texts that constitute a model of the world as conceived in Indo-European culture. Together with rituals, alphabets have contributed to the formation of concepts of the physical world and cultural identities.

Keywords: alphabet; ABC-principle; modeling; syntagm; collocation; micro-texts

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About the article

Sergey G. Proskurin

Sergey G. Proskurin (b. 1963) is a professor at Novosibirsk State University and Tomsk Polytechnic University. His research interests include Indo-European semiotics and semiotics of law. His publications include “The role of matrices in preserving non-genetic data” (2010); and “To the question of a topical network of language and culture” (2012).


Published Online: 2015-05-19

Published in Print: 2015-06-01


Funding: This research was supported by a grant from the Russian Scientific Foundation, Project #14-28-00130.



Citation Information: Semiotica, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2015-0007. Export Citation

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