Biosemiotics Achievement Award for the Year 2018


Established at the annual meeting of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS) on July3rd 2014, in conjunction with Springer Publishing, publishers of the Society’s official journal, Biosemiotics,the Annual Biosemiotic Achievement Award seeks to recognize those papers published in the journal thatpresent novel and potentially important contributions to the ongoing project of biosemiotic research, itsscientific impact, and its future prospects. Here the winner of the Biosemiotics Achievement Award for 2018is announced: the award goes to Mirko Cerrone for his article ‘Umwelt and Ape Language Experiments: onthe Role of Iconicity in the Human-Ape Pidgin Language’.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. Fröhlich, M., & van Schaik, C. P. (2018). The function of primate multimodal communication. Animal Cognition, 21, 619–629.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  2. Gillespie-Lynch, K., Greenfield, P. M., Lyn, H., & Savage-Rumbaugh, S. (2014). Gestural and symbolic development among apes and humans: Support for a multimodal theory of language evolution. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1–10.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Maran, T. (2010). Why was Thomas a. Sebeok not a cognitive ethologist? From “animal mind” to “semiotic self”. Biosemiotics, 3, 315–329.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Stjernfelt, F. (2014). Natural propositions: The Actuality of Peirce's Doctrine of Dicisigns. Boston: Docent Press.

    Google Scholar 

  5. Umiker-Sebeok, J., & Sebeok, T. A. (1980). Introduction. Questioning apes. In J. Umiker-Sebeok & T. A. Sebeok (Eds.), Speaking of apes: A critical anthology of two-way communication with man (pp. 1–59). New York: Plenum Press.

    Google Scholar 

  6. Umiker-Sebeok, J., & Sebeok, T. A. (1981). Clever Hans and smart simians: The self-fulfilling prophecy and kindred methodological pitfalls. Anthropos, 76, 89–165.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Maurita Harney.

Additional information

Publisher’s Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Harney, M., Magnus, R. Biosemiotics Achievement Award for the Year 2018. Biosemiotics 12, 189–191 (2019).

Download citation


  • Biosemiotics achievement award