@misc{cogprints4009, editor = {Dr. Francisco J. R. de Mendoza Ibanez}, title = {The ontology of signs as linguistic and non-linguistic entities: a cognitive perspective }, author = {Prof. A.V. Kravchenko}, publisher = {John Benjamins}, year = {2003}, pages = {179--191}, journal = {Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics}, keywords = {sign, semiosis, ontology, epistemology}, url = {http://cogprints.org/4009/}, abstract = {It is argued that the traditional philosophical/linguistic analysis of semiotic phe-nomena is based on the false epistemological assumption that linguistic and non-linguistic entities possess different ontologies. An attempt is made to show where linguistics as the study of signs went wrong, and an unorthodox account of the na-ture of semiosis is proposed in the framework of autopoiesis as a new epistemology of the living.} }