Peer Bundgaard

Lektor

Peer Bundgaard

Lektor

  • Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur - Semiotik
  • Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur - Center for Semiotik
Postaddresse:
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2
1485, 639
8000
Aarhus C
Danmark
Postaddresse:
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2
8000
Aarhus C
Danmark

E-mail: sempb@cc.au.dk

Telefon: +4587163187

CV
Born on June 16 1967
1992: M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Aarhus
1996, Ph.D., Semiotics, Center for Semiotic Research, University of Aarhus

My work divides into the following general domains:
Morphodynamic semiotics and cognitive linguistics
My Ph.D. dissertation (1996a; see bibliography below) was mainly devoted to a critical exposition of so-called morphodynamic semiotics, as developed by J. Petitot and others. It aimed particularly at characterizing its relation to Cognitive Linguistics. More recent results of work done in this domain are the articles 1999a, 2003c, and first and foremost my extensive Introduction (2003b) to the Danish reader Kognitiv Semiotik (eds., P.F. Bundgaard et al.), Copenhagen: Haase & Søn, 2003). The latter volume is the first to group certain of the most representative articles in Cognitive Linguistics (written by L. Talmy, R. Langacker, G. Lakoff, and G. Fauconnier & M. Turner). It contrasts them with equally classical texts in morphodynamic semiotics (J. Petitot, R. Thom).

Cognitive Linguistics and Phenomenology
A fundamental property of E. Husserl’s phenomenology is its attempt to found categorical thought and judgments on intuition, that is to say the structures given in perception on which we build our predications or categorical judgments. Linguistic meaning is, according to Husserl, essentially founded on pre-linguistic meaning. There are striking affinities between phenomenological linguistics—such as it has been sketched and developed by Husserl himself and, among others, by the Polish Husserl-scholar Roman Ingarden—and cognitive linguistics: if the articulation of meaning performed by the linguistic system is founded on pre-linguistic meaning, that is to say if it serves the purpose of expressing in language the organized thoughts and experiences we have in mind, it is impossible to champion a modular thesis of language, and so much more to consider that the essence of language is its capacity to generate syntactically well-formed sentences independently of the meaning of the symbols it combines. Thus Husserl champions, just as cognitive linguists do, that linguistic semantics is a genuine level of language, irreducible to syntax, governed by its own principles of composition, and not adequately accounted for in mere truth-functional terms. I have established some of these affinities in the articles 2004b, 2004c , 2006 and 2010a, particularly with respect to L. Talmy’s "closed-class semantics" and Husserl’s notion of "dependent significations". However, the main purpose of the work done, and still to be done, in this domain is to develop a theory of constituency that (1) anchors semantic structure in the structure of the contents evoked by language and thus to motivate the nature of the configurational structure, schemata, frames, scripts, etc. human beings use to organize their thoughts (see in press d, e); and (2) provides a typology of these schemata, which will distribute the latter on a continuum going from the most objectively grounded to the most subjectively and culturally dependent.

Aesthetics, Perception, and Meaning
Along with the above work, I have spent quite some time analyzing both aesthetic objects and aesthetic experience. On the one hand, of course, because these issues interest me as such—beauty makes you wonder. On the other hand, however, also because I believe that the analysis of aesthetic objects and of the experience correlated to them is likely to tell us a lot about meaning in general: how actual meaningful experiences obtain, what guides them, how they are constrained by the qualitative, physical, grammatical, or schematic properties of their object, how parts combine into Gestalts, according to which principles, etc. One of my main assumptions is that there are no specific insights or types of knowledge attached to the aesthetic domain. It is an idea derived directly from Kant’s claim that aesthetic experience is (theoretically and morally) disinterested. If this is so, aesthetic works and aesthetic experiences may constitute a privileged domain for the description and analysis of (linguistic and perceptual) meaning proper. Probably because works of art are stripped of all usual, immediate pragmatic interests, but still display the very properties human experience and cognition are naturally tuned in to grasp. The articles 2002a, 2007a, 2007b, 2009d, 2010b and 2011 are representative for my approach to meaning making in art.

Publications

The structure of concepts: A critical assessment of Conceptual Metaphor Theory as a theory of concepts

Bundgaard, P., 12 jan. 2019, I : Cognitive Semiotics. 12, 1, 22 s.

The Rhetoric of Contemporary Metaphor Theory

Bundgaard, P. & Sonesson, G., 2019, I : Cognitive Semiotics. 12, 1, s. 1-3 3 s.

Cognitive Semiotics

Bundgaard, P. (red.), 1 jul. 2018, 2 udg. Mouton de Gruyter.

I Catalonien kvæles både politik og civilsamfund i uafhængighedsspørgsmålet

Bundgaard, P., 21 dec. 2017, I : Information. Sektion 1 (Debat), s. 16 1 s.

Farvel til vælgeren, parlamentet og borgeren i Catalonien

Bundgaard, P., 10 nov. 2017, I : Information. Sektion 1 (Debat), s. 18 1 s.

Aesthetic perception, attention, and non-genericity: How artists exploit the automatisms of perception to construct meaning in vision

Bundgaard, P., Heath, J. & Østergaard, S., 2017, I : Cognitive Semiotics. 10, 2, s. 91-120 30 s.

Images: five questions

Frederik, S. (red.), Hoel, A. S. (red.) & Bundgaard, P. (red.), 2016, Automatic Press. 120 s. (Five questions).

Introduction

Bundgaard, P., 2015, Investigations into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art: What are Artworks, and How Do We Experience Them. Bundgaard, P. F. & Stjernfelt, F. (red.). Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer, s. 1-13 14 s. (Contributions To Phenomenology, Bind 81).

Investigations Into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art: What are Artworks, and How Do We Experience Them?

Bundgaard, P. (red.) & Stjernfelt, F. (red.), 2015, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer. 264 s. (Contributions To Phenomenology, Bind 81).

More Seeing-in: Surface Seeing, Design Seeing, and Meaning Seeing in Pictures

Bundgaard, P., 2015, Investigations into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art: What are Artworks, and How Do We Experience Them?. Bundgaard, P. F. & Stjernfelt, F. (red.). Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer, s. 167-189 23 s. (Contributions To Phenomenology, Bind 81).

The emergence and nature of genres: A social-dynamic account

Bundgaard, P. & Østergaard, S., 2015, I : Cognitive Semiotics. 8, 2, s. 97-127 37 s.

Are cross-domain mappings psychologically real, but conceptually shallow? What is still left to test for Conceptual Metaphor Theory.

Bundgaard, P., 2014, I : Cognitive Semiotics. s. 401-407 8 s.

Cognitive Semiotics

Bundgaard, P., 2014, 1 udg. Mouton de Gruyter.

Cognitive Semiotics 7 (2)

Bundgaard, P. (red.), 2014, De Gruyter. 160 s. (Cognitive Semiotics; Nr. 1, Bind 7).

Feeling, Meaning, and Intentionality: a critique of the neuroaesthetics of beauty

Bundgaard, P., 2014, I : Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 14, 4, s. 1-21 21 s.

Han tog sin gode væg og gik: Kognitiv Semiotik

Bundgaard, P. & Østergaard, S., 2014, Blink: Litterær analyse og metode. Larsen, G. & Rasmussen, R. (red.). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, s. 123-148 26 s.

The Double Feedback Loop and the Parameter Theory of Text Genres

Bundgaard, P. & Østergaard, S., 2014, Reflections upon genre: Encounters between literature, knowledge, and emerging communicative conventions. Engberg, J., Maier, C. D. & Togeby, O. (red.). Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag, Bind 13. s. 11-39 29 s. (Europäische Studien zur Textlinguistik, Bind 13).

Making Sense Together: a dynamical account of linguistic meaning making

Tylén, K., Fusaroli, R., Bundgaard, P. & Østergaard, S., 2013, I : Semiotica. 2013, 194, s. 39-62 24 s.

Roman Ingarden’s theory of reader experience: a critical assessment.

Bundgaard, P., 2013, I : Semiotica. 2013, 194, s. 171-188 18 s.

Narrative Theories and Poetics: 5 Questions

Bundgaard, P. (red.), Stjernfelt, F. (red.) & Nielsen, H. S. (red.), mar. 2012, Automatic Press. 308 s.

Cykelløbets fænomenologi: uddrag af en ordbog

Bundgaard, P., 2012, Lethland. Holk, I. (red.). København: Museum Tusculanum, s. 203-219 17 s.

Cognitive Semiotics #5: Aesthetic Cognition

Bundgaard, P. (red.) & Petitot, J. (red.), 2011, Peter Lang. 188 s.

Jensens trekant: Godt set, godt tænkt, godt sagt

Bundgaard, P., 2011, I : Kritik. 199, s. 45-52

Significant Deviations: Strange uses of voice are one among other means of meaning making

Bundgaard, P., 2011, Strange Voices in Narrative Fiction. Hansen, P. K., Iversen, S., Nielsen, H. SK. & Reitan, R. (red.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, s. 83-100 18 s. (Narratologia).

The grammar of aesthetic intuition: on Ernst Cassirer's concept of symbolic form in the visual arts

Bundgaard, P., 2011, I : Synthese. 179, s. 43-57 15 s.

Danske tegn - Dansk betydningsforskning præsenteret i korte intellektuelle biografier

Bundgaard, P. (red.), Thellefsen, T. (red.) & Sørensen, B. (red.), 2010, Aalborg: Forlaget Semiosis.

General Introduction

Stjernfelt, F. & Bundgaard, P., 2010, Semiotics: Critical Concepts in Language Studies. Stjernfelt, F. & Bundgaard, P. (red.). London: Routledge, Bind I-IV. s. 1-18 18 s.

Husserl and Language

Bundgaard, P., 2010, Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science. Gallagher, S. & Schmicking, D. (red.). Dordrecht: Springer Publishing Company, s. 368-399 32 s.

Means of meaning making in literary art: Focalization, mode of narration, and granularity

Bundgaard, P., 2010, I : Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics . 42, S1, s. 64-84 20 s.

René Thom's Semiotics and Its Sources

Bundgaard, P. & Stjernfelt, F., 2010, Semiosis and Catastrophes: René Thom's Semiotic Heritage. Wildgen, W. & Brandt, P. A. (red.). Bern: Peter Lang, s. 43-78 35 s.

Semiotics: Critical Concepts in Language Studies

Stjernfelt, F. (red.) & Bundgaard, P. (red.), 2010, 1 udg. London & New York: Routledge. 1824 s.

Blending/Conceptual Integration

Bundgaard, P., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. Cobley, P. (red.). London: Routledge

Force Dynamics

Bundgaard, P., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. Cobley, P. (red.). London: Routledge

Image-schemas

Bundgaard, P., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. Cobley, P. (red.). London: Routledge

Logic and Cognition

Bundgaard, P. & Stjernfelt, F., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. Cobley, P. (red.). London: Routledge, s. 57-73 17 s.

Mental Space

Bundgaard, P., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. Cobley, P. (red.). London: Routledge

Phenomenology

Bundgaard, P., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. London: Routledge

Preface

Bundgaard, P., 2009, Signs and Meaning: Five Questions. Bundgaard, P. F. & Stjernfelt, F. (red.). New York: Automatic Press, s. iii-v 3 s.

Prototypicality

Bundgaard, P., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. Cobley, P. (red.). London: Routledge

Signs and Meaning: Five Questions

Bundgaard, P. (red.) & Stjernfelt, F. (red.), 2009, New York: Automatic Press.

The Grammar of Aesthetic Intuition: on Ernst Cassirer’s concept of symbolic form in the visual arts

Bundgaard, P., 2009, I : Synthese.

Toward a cognitive semiotics of the visual artwork

Bundgaard, P., 2009, I : Cognitive Semiotics. 5, s. 42-65 14 s.

TraJector/Landmark

Bundgaard, P., 2009, The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. Cobley, P. (red.). London: Routledge

Dealing with difference

Bundgaard, P., 2008, I : Cognitive Semiotics. s. 1-22 22 s.

Litteraturens membraner: Anmeldelse af Jørgen Dines Johansen, Litteratur og intersubjektivitet, Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2007, 595 sider.

Bundgaard, P., 2008, I : Edda. 4, s. 412-415 4 s.

Multi safe compound constructions: A reply to Anders Søgaard

Bundgaard, P., Østergaard, S. & Stjernfelt, F., 2008, I : Semiotica. 172, 1/4, s. 313-322 10 s.

Crisis - what crisis? Anmeldelse af Annette Fryd: Billedtale, Forlaget Spring, 2006.

Bundgaard, P., 2007, I : Kritik. s. 102-104 3 s.

Fænomenologi

Bundgaard, P., 2007, Livstegn: Encyklopædi semiotik.dk. Thellefsen, T. & Sørensen, B. (red.). København: Haase, s. 86-90 5 s.

Glemsel

Bundgaard, P., 2007, Livstegn: Encyklopædi semiotik.dk. Thellefsen, T. & Sørensen, B. (red.). København: Haase, s. 94-95 2 s.

Kunst

Bundgaard, P., 2007, Livstegn: Encyklopædi semiotik.dk. Thellefsen, T. & Sørensen, B. (red.). København: Haase, s. 143-146 4 s.

Meaning constrution in the production and interpretation of compounds is schema-driven: Conceptual schemata and cognitive operations in compound constructions

Bundgaard, P., Østergaard, S. & Stjernfelt, F., 2007, I : Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics . 39, s. 155-177 23 s.

Narratologi

Bundgaard, P., 2007, Livstegn: Encyklopædi semiotik.dk. Thellefsen, T. & Sørensen, B. (red.). København: Haase, s. 210-215 6 s.

The cognitive import of the narrative schema

Bundgaard, P., 2007, I : Semiotica. 165, 1-4, s. 247-262 16 s.

The story turned upside down: Meaning effects linked to variations on narrative structure

Bundgaard, P. & Østergaard, S., 2007, I : Semiotica. 165, 1-4, s. 263-276 14 s.

Den naturlige meningsudveksling: Om Jesper Hoffmeyers Biosemiotik - En afhandling om livets tegn og tegnenes liv, Ries Forlag 2005.

Bundgaard, P., 2006, I : Kritik. 180

Ernst Cassirer - Om kulturfænomenernes struktur og betydning

Bundgaard, P., 2006, Filosofi & Arkitektur. Thau, C. (red.). København: Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, s. 37-60 24 s.

Kognition og narrativitet: – Det narrative skema som grundlæggende kognitivt skema

Bundgaard, P., 2006, I : K&K. Kultur og Klasse. 101, s. 108-121 14 s.

Principles of Linguistic Composition Below and Beyond the Clause—Elements of a semantic combinatorial system

Bundgaard, P., 2006, I : Pragmatics and Cognition. 14, 3, s. 501-525 25 s.

Sharia er vores menneskerettigheder

Bundgaard, P., 2006, I : Politiken.

Waterproof Fire Stations: Conceptual schemata and cognitive operations involved in compound constructions

Bundgaard, P., Stjernfelt, F. & Østergaard, S., 2006, I : Semiotica. 161, s. 363-393 31 s.

Waterproof Fire Stations

Stjernfelt, F., Bundgaard, P. & Østergaard, S., 2006, I : Semiotica. 161, 1/4, s. 362-393 32 s.

Det myndige individs forsvarer

Bundgaard, P., 2005, Tyske intellektuelle i det 20. århundrede. Dyssel Mortensen, M. & Olsen, N. (red.). København: Gyldendal, s. 33-48 16 s.

Hvad er postkolonialisme egentlig?

Bundgaard, P., 2005, I : Kritik. 175, s. 72-75 4 s.