Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry

Biosemiotics of Mimicry: Introductory NotesOn a Biosemiotic ApproachDefining Biological Mimicry First Excursion: The History of the Mimicry ConceptThe Structure of MimicryMimicry Types Mimicry in Relation to Other AdaptationsTypologies of MimicryMimicry Systems—Wolfgang Wickler’s AccountCritical Discussion of the Triadic Mimicry Model Semiotics of MimicrySemiotic Interpretations of Mimicry1Mimicry as a Communicative InteractionMimicry as a Sign SystemThe Umwelten of the Receiver and the Human Observer Iconicity and MimicryIf Mimic Is a Sign Then What Does It Stands For? Peirce’s Second Trichotomy and Animal CommunicationPeircean Categories and the Three Basic Mimicry TypesSecond Excursion: Importance of the ObjectDifferent Perspectives in Mimicry SystemMimic’s Activity and Intentionality Resembling the Environment and Becoming a Sign The Receiver’s Perspective and Ambivalent Signs Modelling MimicryToolbox for Modelling Mimicry Applying Semiotic Modelling to Brood Parasitism What is the formal structure of the mimicry system?What are the perceptual and effectual correspondences between the participants of mimicry?What are the characteristics of resemblances?What is the communicative function in mimicry and how is mimicry regulated in ontogenetic and evolutionary processes?How is the mimicry system related to human cultural processes?Towards Comparative ModellingMimicry and Semiotic EvolutionSemiotic Selection: Definition and Examples Mimicry and Semiotic Scaffolding Evolution of Mimicry in the Bio-semiosphere Third Excursion: An Epistemology of the UncertainFrom Abstract Mimicry to Ecological CodesAbstract Mimicry: When the Meaning Comes First Connecting Umwelten, Sharing Codes Ecological Codes and Archetypal Structures
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