The Semiotics of Discourse
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 features include a clear, thorough exposition; numerous examples drawn from sports, cooking, and literature; a balance of introductory overview and detailed analysis; figures that graphically represent the ideas expressed; and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. The book will be of interest to both scholars and students in semiotics, linguistics, literary theory, and the study of narrative.
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From the Sign to Discourse
Perception and Signification
The Elementary Structures
The Ternary Structure
The Tensive Structure
The Instance of Discourse
Action Passion and Cognition
Intersections and Embeddings
Actants Actors and Modalities
Transformational Actants and Positional Actants
A.J. Greimas according act of enunciation actant of control actors affective axiological basic becoming being-able Benveniste body proper correlation counter-program culture defined deixis depth dimension of discourse discourse in action domain of pertinence elementary enunciative praxis example fact field of discourse field of presence figures Fontanille function Greimas hand heterogeneity identity instance of discourse intensity and extent interoceptive inverse isotopies language linguistic Louis Hjelmslev meaning metonymy modal modes of existence necessary notably notion odor orientation passional effects perception perspective phase point of view positional actants positional field predicate presupposes principle properties proposed proprioceptive realized relation respect role schema semantic apprehension semiosis semiosphere semiotic square semiotician semiotics of discourse sense sensible signification simulacra simulacrum sion speech acts structure syntax system of values taking of position tension tensive theory tion trait trajectory utterance valences virtual whole