The German Society of Semiotics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Semiotik) is dedicated to the investigation of semiotic phenomena, semiotics teaching, research and practice, as well as the development of youth education in the field of semiotics.
Semiotics is the science of signs and symbols; of their processes of development in culture and nature. Signs such as words, gestures, and odours communicate information of all kinds in time and space. In semiotic processes (semiosis), symbols come to be constituted, produced, adopted, and distributed. Without semiosis, cognition, communication, and cultural meanings would not be possible.