Mereology and semiotics
This paper gives a fIrst overview over the role of mereology — the theory of parts and wholes — in semiotics. The mereology of four major semioticians — Husserl, Jakobson, Hjelmslev, and Peirce is presented briefly and its role in the overall architecture of each of their theories is outlined — with Brentano tradition as reference. Finally, an evaluation of the strength and weaknesses of the four is undertaken, and some guidelines for further research is proposed.
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Stjernfelt, F. (2000). Mereology and semiotics. Sign Systems Studies, 28, 73-98. https://doi.org/10.12697/SSS.2000.28.05