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Cognitive semiotics

On this page you will find a selection of resources concerning Cognitive semiotics . You are welcome to contact us in case you need help, or if you have suggestions for additional information for the page.

Reference Works

  • The Routledge Companion to Semiotics
    The companion provides an introduction to semiotics, containing essays from a range of international leaders in the field. Topics include: Semiotic key theorists, logic and cognition, biosemiotics, sociosemiotics and semioethics. The reference work also features a glossary of key terms and thinkers as well as suggestions for further reading.

  • Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics: The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory
    The handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to cutting-edge research in contemporary theoretical and computational semantics. The handbook includes contributions by leading semanticists, who introduce core areas of contemporary semantic research, while discussing current research. Suitable for graduate students and for advanced researchers as an introduction to current theoretical work.

  • The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics
    A comprehensive and accessible reference work to research in contemporary cognitive linguistics. Written by leading figures in the field, the volume provides an authoritative overview of methods, current research topics and future directions. The volume covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field.

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences 
    This encyclopedia covers anthropology, demography, ethnology, economy, political science, psychology, pedagogy, sociology, gender studies and media studies.

  • Encyclopedia of Social Measurement
    The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement excellently covers and integrates both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science and social measurement. 

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
    The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) covers all the central areas of philosophy. The database is continuously updated by specialists within the field. All articles are peer-reviewed.

  • Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 
    ELL2 is the largest linguistic encyclopedia. Contains overview articles with matching reference lists about all language scientific topics, disciplines and technical terms.


  • Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
    Bibliography containing full-text articles with abstracts as well as lots of book reviews. The articles in CMMC focus on communication, mass media and other related areas. The database also provides access to thousands of author profiles
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    LLBA is the largest linguistic bibliography. It contains references to language-scientific literature (journal articles, articles in books, books and more) about all linguistic topics and branches as well as all languages.
  • EMCA Bibliography Database
    The EMCA Bibliography database tracks academic publications relevant to Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. You can browse, search and filter the database by year, author, tag/keyword and publication type. There is link to full text access for articles (etc.) held by AU Library. The EMCA bibliography was initiated and has been maintained by Paul ten Have on the EMCA news website since the early 1990s.    
  • PsycInfo
    International database. Contains references to psychological publications as well as publications dealing with psychological aspects in disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, anthropology, economy and law. 
  • Anthropology Plus
    The most comprehensive bibliography within the fields of anthropology and archaeology. Covers the period from the end of the 19th century up until today. All the core journals are included as well as a range of other lesser-known publications from around the world.
  • PubMed
    The single most important resource within the research area of health. Covers topics such as medicine, molecular biology, natural science, odontology, biology, public health, nursing, sports, agricultural science, psychology and health science.
  • Cinahl
    Database with full-text articles on topics such as health care, biomedicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition. Through Cinahl, you can access journals, books, book sections, clinical guidelines, images etc.
  • Philosophers Index
    Indexes journal articles, books and research studies within the areas of philosophy, history of ideas, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, logic, history of philosophy and other relevant disciplines.

Article Databases

  • Research Library (Proquest)
    This reference database provides mostly full-text access to a wide range of scholarly journals in all fields. .
    Journal database with full-text access to the leading journals within all subject areas. Usually it is not possible to access the most recent 3-5 volumes, but it is possible to access publications before that
  • Project Muse
    Journal database with full-text access to high quality journals within the humanities and social science. The database provides access to the most recent issues and sometimes to older issues (back issues) as well.


  • Cognitive Semiotics
    A peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to high-quality research. Integrates perspectives, methods and insight from cognitive science, cognitive linguistics and semiotics, and places meaning-making into the broader context of cognitive, social and neurobiological processes. The journal is a platform for the study of meaning-making in our interactions with the surroundings in all domains; In the natural as well as in the social world, in language and other sign vehicles, as well as in perception and action.
  • Language and Linguistics Compass 2007-
    An online-only journal publishing original, peer-reviewed surveys of current research from across the entire discipline e.g. cognitive science of language, pragmatics and semantics and sociolinguistics.


  • Oxford Scholarship Online/Linguistics
    OSO provides full-text access to a broad selection of books on linguistic topics published by the Oxford University Press from 2001 and forth.
  • Cambridge Companions Online
    Online-versions of the acknowledged Cambridge Companions series meant for students. Contains good introductions to classical and central authors, artists, philosophers, topics and periods.


  • KorpusDK
    KorpusDK is a digital reference work providing insight into the Danish language, as well as showing how Danish has been used in common texts around the years of 1990 and 2000.
    CHILDES is a system for sharing and studying conversational interactions. It is the children’s language component of the TalkBank database. In TalkBank, hundreds of international researchers contribute with data on human communication with a focus on spoken communication.


  • The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 
    A highly accessible reference work defining the major terms within social and behavioral sciences. Topics include anthropology, communication and media studies, criminal justice, economics, education, geography, human services, management, political science, psychology, and sociology. The glossary also considers the methodology within these fields.
  • Ordbogen.com
    Collection of dictionaries which contains Ordbogen.com and Gyldendals Ordbøger. The collection of dictionaries covers a large number of subject areas and languages. The list of all relevant dictionaries is obtained when you search a word.

Translation Studies

  • Handbook of Translation Studies (HTS)
    HTS is an extensive reference work in the research field of translation and interpretation covering topics such as translation theory and history, intercultural communication, adaptation, interpretation and terminology.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies
    The reference work gives a detailed overview of translation studies and reflects the interdisciplinary diversity. The articles are all written by leading specialists in the area and besides traditional topics such as equivalence, translation strategies and new translations it also covers areas such as censorship, publication, semiotics, sociology and cultural studies.
  • Translation Studies Bibliography (TSB)
    TSB is an extensive bibliography within the research fields of translation and interpretation. Covers topics such as translation theory and history, intercultural communication, adaptation, interpretation and terminology.


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