Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry (Biosemiotics) by Timo Maran
English | 9 Feb. 2017 | ISBN: 3319503154 | 164 Pages | PDF | 3.5 MB
The present book analyses critically the tripartite mimicry model (consisting of the mimic, model and receiver species) and develops semiotic tools for comparative analysis. It is proposed that mimicry has a double structure where sign relations in communication are in constant interplay with ecological relations between species. Multi-constructivism and toolbox-like conceptual methods are advocated for, as these allow taking into account both the participants’ Umwelten as well as cultural meanings related to specific mimicry cases.