Biosemiotics

A Semiotic Methodology for Animal Studies

Authors: Delahaye, Pauline

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  • Presents interdisciplinary methodology between life sciences and language sciences
  • Examines the latest debates, controversies, and problematic definitions plaguing the animal studies field
  • Discusses complex animal subject (i.e., emotions, cognition, learning, consciousness) from the perspective of zoosemiotics
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About this book

This monograph  is about new perspective in animal studies methodology, by using concepts and tools from the field of semiotics. It proposes a reflexion on current challenges and issues in the ethology field, and introduces different semiotics – biosemiotics, zoosemiotics – as potential methodological solutions.

The chapters cover many aspects of ethology where semiotics can be a helpful hand: studies of language, culture, cognition or emotions, issues about complex, endangered or variable species. It explains why these points are difficult to study for actual ethology, why they still matter for researchers, biodiversity actors or wildlife programs, and how an interdisciplinary study with a semiotic point of view can help understand them. 

This book will appeal to a wide readership, from  researchers and academics  in living sciences as well as in linguistics fields, to other professionals – veterinarian, wildlife managers, zookeepers, and many others – who feel the need  to better understand some aspects of animals they are working with.  Students with animal focus should read this book as an introduction to interdisciplinary methodology, and a proposition to work differently with animals.

About the authors

Pauline Delahaye studied in Paris Descartes under the direction of the anthropologist Jean-Didier Urbain, then in Paris Sorbonne, where she did her PhD thesis under the direction of the semiotician Astrid Guillaume. Specialist of emotions, active member of the French Society of Zoosemiotics, and partner of the Jane Goodall Institut (France), she taught at Sorbonne University and participates in many seminars and congresses, in France (Diderot, Lyon 1, Descartes) and abroad (Moscow, Palermo, Lausanne, Berkeley).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover 155,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Semiotic Methodology for Animal Studies
Authors
Series Title
Biosemiotics
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28813-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28813-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28812-9
Series ISSN
1875-4651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 199
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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