Christoph Kueper, ed. Von der Sprache zur Literature: Motiviertheit im sprachlichen und im poetischen Kode
From Language to Literature: Motivation in the Linguistic and Poetic Codes
, Tuebingen: Stauffenburg, 1993, 162 pp.
If semiotics is located "at the intersection of nature and culture," as Thomas Sebeok has observed (86), the precise point of that intersection is here under debate. The dualism of nature versus culture in language has a long history, beginning with the pre-Socratics and comprising the focus of Plato's Cratylus. From there it worked its way through the philosophical tradition to surface as a central question in the newly emerging disciplines of …