%A Prof. A.V. Kravchenko %J Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics %T The ontology of signs as linguistic and non-linguistic entities: a cognitive perspective %X 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. %K sign, semiosis, ontology, epistemology %P 179-191 %E Dr. Francisco J. R. de Mendoza Ibanez %D 2003 %I John Benjamins %L cogprints4009