Volume 8, Issue 31 (2015)                   LCQ 2015, 8(31): 41-63 | Back to browse issues page

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savab F. Passing through the Semiotic square of Greimas and ascending by the Semiotic Ladder. LCQ. 2015; 8 (31) :41-63
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-7959-en.html
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According to group of researchers, the semiotic square of Greimas in some of texts, has a mechanical and solid structure and doesn’t successfully represent meanings in a discourse. They believe that the tensive square is more appropriate; because it has fluid and dynamic applications. However, fluid and dynamic deep structure of a narrative can be illustrated by using of “consecutive semiotic square”; In other words, it can be shown off the processes of the meaning production in a narrative from primary meaning to ultimate meaning. In this regard, we suggest in this study a novel model, “semiotic ladder”, to analyze narratives in the lyrical genre, to discover their inner and deep structure meanings to prove dynamic feature of meaning in the semiotic square. After analysis, it was found that the process of the semiotic ladder thanks to consecutive semiotic squares, represents the displacement and fluidity of meanings in a narrative and refuse the mechanical and solid feature of squares. Finally, the application and process of the semiotic ladder is applicable and practicable in all narratives.
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Article Type: Theoretical | Subject: Semiotic Criticism
Received: 2015/05/19 | Accepted: 2015/10/26 | Published: 2015/12/22

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