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Biosemiotics and translation studies

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Abstract

In this chapter, we explore the mutual fecundation to which an interdisciplinaryperspective between biosemiotics and translation studies may lead. In particular,we explore the expansion of the notion of translation itself brought aboutby thinking from the realm of biosemiotics. We also explore the enrichment ofthe notions of semiosis and meaning-making in biological sciences that may result from aninterdisciplinary debate with translation studies. In the process, we illustrate bymeans of the article a possible process and outcomes of such interdisciplinarywork, choosing not to reflect on interdisciplinarity but to show it in action. Thechapter brings into dialogue Peircean semiotics and the most recent literature inbiosemiotics in a demonstration of how interdisciplinary communication canenrich both fields of study under the rubric of intersemiotic translation.

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