William C. Watt

Professor Emeritus, Cognitive Sciences
School of Social Sciences

Phone: (949) 824-6698, 3904
Email: wcwatt@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
SSPA 2143
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Cognitive semiotics
Research Abstract
I am currently pursuing research in the following areas: (1) the general characterization of semiotic systems; (2) the principles of semiotic evolution; (3) the formal study of the visual and kinetic dimensions of written language and writing systems; (4) the historical bases for cross-modal communication, especially those originating in the 17th century; (5) the formal study of film and architecture; and (6) generative homiletics.
The Ras Shamra Matrix. Semiotica, 1989, 74, 61-108.
Writing Systems and Cognition. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1994.
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