Dinda L. Gorlée

Van Alkemadelaan 806
NL-2597 BC The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel +31-70-3586745
E-mail: gorlee@xs4all.nl

Fields of specialization

Dinda L. Gorlée is an applied linguist and semiotician who brings together the semiotic discussion of translation in semiotranslation and transduction. She investigates the semiotics of Charles S. Peirce, the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Roman Jakobson’s intralingual, interlingual, and intersemiotic translation, cryptography and artificial languages, vocal translation.of musical texts (songs, opera and church hymns), and other forms of semiotic translation.

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Recent publications



  • Peirce’s pragmatic maxim to Wittgenstein’s language-games in Semiotics and Its Masters, Volume 1, Kristian Bankov and Paul Cobleyi (eds.) (=Semiotics, Communication and Cognition, 18). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton (2017): 327-352.

  • Brick-by-Brick: Rebuilding the Language-Games. in Chinese Semiotic Studies (2017) 13 (4): 347-365.

  • Science in translation: Memorial to Solomon Marcus (1925-2016). in Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS). Kaunas: University of Kaunas (2019), 460-465.

  • Paraphrase or Parasite? The Semiotic Stories of Translation in Chinese Semiotic Studies (2020) 16 (1): 1-46. DOI: 10.1515/css-2020-00001

  • Broken and Unbroken Symbols [Obituary of George Steiner]. American Book Review (2020) 42(1): 35-36. https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/467

  • How to Wrestle With the Translation of Wittgenstein’s Writing in Paulo Oliviera, Arley Moreno, and Alois Pichler (eds.), Wittgenstein in/on Translation (Coleção CLE, 86). Campinas: State University of Campinas, Centre for Logic, Epistemology, and History of Science [CLE]), 2019: 77-124. https://www.cle.unicamp.br/ebooks/index.php/publicacoes/catalog/book/9

  • Linguïculture: Thomas A. Sebeok as a revolutionary ethnographer in Chinese Semiotic Studies (2021) 17(4): 525-550. DOI: 10.1515/css-2021-2034

Honors and awards

  • 2016 Mouton d’Or Award Semiotica of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS)


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