Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 3(1), pp. 24 - 30
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030104
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Influence of Peirce’s Semiotics on the Signification of Literary Discourse

Mohammad Aghaei *
Department of English language, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran


Semiotics principally investigates and explores the production and function of signs and sign systems as well as the methods of their signification. It is mainly concerned with how a sign signifies and what precedes it at deeper level to result in the manifestation of its meaning. For this purpose, it offers a set of unified principles that underlie the construction, signification and communication of any sign system. The literary text as a sign system serves as an artfully constructed fictional discourse that can be signified as the same way of the signification of other sign systems. This article explains the effects of Charles Sanders Peirce's theory of signs on the development of a clear methodological principle for the narrative studies, particularly for the signification of literary discourse. So it tries to give a new direction to the signification of literary discourse on the basis of the Peirce's theory of signs and cognitive theories. It mainly provides a semiotic method for the signification of literary discourse.

Signification, Assimilation, Accommodation, Lingual Aesthetics, Fictionality, Poeticity, Inquistoriality, Contemplation, Significative Value, Semiosis, Peirce's Trichtomies, Icon, Index, Qualisign, Sinsign, Legisign, Dicent, Argument and Cognitive Frames

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[1] Mohammad Aghaei , "Influence of Peirce’s Semiotics on the Signification of Literary Discourse," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 24 - 30, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030104.

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Mohammad Aghaei (2015). Influence of Peirce’s Semiotics on the Signification of Literary Discourse. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 3(1), 24 - 30. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030104.