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Sign Systems Studies
Through history, predatory features are used to constructs when constructing textual representations on the human/animal frontier. The predatory act has remained a recurring motif that emerges from a metaphoric system in cultural imagination. An ecosemiotic approach to this topic allows us to understand how specific predatory behaviours constitute a source of meaning: in other words, how an alleged "animal tendency" is appropriated (translated) into various cultural texts through metaphors,doi:10.12697/sss.2016.44.1-2.13 fatcat:ylue4kmurjfgvbxt5mbs4gu3ga