Person

Göran Sonesson

Professor

  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail goran.sonessonsemiotik.luse

Phone +46 46 222 95 31

Room SOL:H405c

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

Professor emeritus of semiotics at Lund University, I initiated the Semiotics Seminar in 1986 and the Centre for cognitive semiotics in 2009. I created the doctorate in semiotics in 1998 which we later turned into cognitive semiotics.

I was president of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies 1992-2012, as well as Secretary General of the International Association for Visual Semiotics from 2001 and its president from 2015. I was one of the initiators of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics.

I hold a doctorate in general linguistics from Lund, and a doctorate in semiotics from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Between 1978 and 1981, I dedicated myself to the semiotics of gesture in Paris, and between 1981 and 1982, I conducted research in Mayan linguistics and semiotics in Mexico. Since my return to Lund, in 1982, I have mainly been concerned with pictorial and cultural semiotics, as well as the epistemology of (cognitive) semiotics.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

Books (4)

Editorships (4)

Articles (80)

Book chapters (46)

Prefaces (1)

Conference contributions (25)

Reports (2)

Working papers (7)

Reviews (2)

Supervision at Lund University (3)

Göran Sonesson

Professor

  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail goran.sonessonsemiotik.luse

Phone +46 46 222 95 31

Room SOL:H405c

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20