Essays on Significs

Papers presented on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Victoria Lady Welby (1837–1912)

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Significs is one of those (by no means exclusively) sign theoretically relevant movements which arose at the turn of the century. It established a philosophical tradition which, from its very inception, was interlaced with widely varying movements ranging, for example, from Breal's semantics to Carnap's and Neurath's logical empiricism. In this volume, an international group of well-known scholars from various disciplines undertakes a broad re-evaluation of significs and its development which promises also to yield a better knowledge of research approaches in linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, and psychology with which significs was related or vied for acceptance. Contributions deal with Lady Welby's biography and socio-cultural background, the intellectual context of the signific movement at the turn of the century and the relationships between Welby's semiotic and philosophical ideas on the one hand and those of her contemporaries (Breal, Peirce, Schiller, Vailati etc.) and followers (Ogden, Van Eeden, Mannoury etc.) on the other. Descriptions of the historiographically most important archive materials, a bibliography of publications on Lady Welby and her significs and an index of names conclude the volume.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 23]  1990.  xv, 313 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
H. Walter Schmitz
i
I. The Social and Literary Background
Genealogy of Victoria, Lady Welby
David Hughes
3
Some Account of the Literary Production of Lady Welby and her Family
Paul Chipchase
17
II. Signific Signposts at the Turn of the Century
Significs: The Analysis of Meaning as Critique of Modernist Culture
Timothy J. Reiss
63
Anticipatory Themes in the Writings of Lady Welby
Rita Nolan
83
III. Significs between Semantics and Semiotics
French Semantics of the Late Nineteenth Century and Lady Welby's Significs
Sylvian Auroux and Simone Delesalle
105
Victoria Lady Welby and Charles Sanders Peirce: Meaning and Signification
Gérard Deledalle
133
Significs and F.C.S. Schiller's Critique of Formal Logic
Johann Georg Juchem
151
Theory of Meaning and Theory of Knowledge: Vailati and Lady Welby
Augusto Ponzio
165
Significs and C.K. Ogden: The Influence of Lady Welby
W. Terrence Gordon
179
Sign and Meaning in Victoria Welby and Mikhail Bakhtin: A Confrontation
Susan Petrilli
197
IV. The Signific Movement in the Netherlands
Frederik van Eeden and the Introduction of Significs into the Netherlands: From Lady Welby to Mannoury
H. Walter Schmitz
219
Relativism and Significs: Gerrit Mannoury on the Foundations of Mathematics
Erik Heijerman
247
V. The Scientific Remains of V. Lady Welby
A Note on the Papers of Victoria, Lady Welby in the York University Archives
Hartwell Bowsfield
275
The Lady Welby Library at the University of London
P.M. Baker
279
VI. Bibliography of Publications on Lady Welby and her Significs
289
Index of Names
303
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88036908