The Semiotics of Discourse

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Peter Lang, Jan 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 209 pages
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Jacques Fontanille's 'The Semiotics of Discourse' fills a long-standing need for a clear, comprehensive overview of narrative semiotic theory. The book skillfully blends a historical perspective with an emphasis on recent developments. Outstanding feature
  

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So incredibly dense. I found the concepts interesting, but I had to re-read each section several times. Read full review

Contents

From the Sign to Discourse
1
Perception and Signification
10
The Elementary Structures
23
The Ternary Structure
33
The Tensive Structure
36
Discourse
45
The Instance of Discourse
56
Discursive Schemas
65
Modalities
113
Action Passion and Cognition
129
Passion
142
Cognition
158
Intersections and Embeddings
169
Enunciation
183
Enunciative Praxis
195
The Semiosphere
205

Actants Actors and Modalities
95
Transformational Actants and Positional Actants
103

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