Literary Discourse: An Investigation into Semiotic Perspectives of Persian Narratology

Hossein Vahid Dastjerdi, Shaahin Rahavard, Momene Ghadiri


This study was to approach critical discourse analysis (CDA) from a semiotic perspective. A case in point was Persian anecdotes. The data included four anecdotes randomly extracted from the book Stories of Bohlool. Data analysis was done within the framework of narrative semiotics of Greimas (1986). The anecdotes were analyzed in terms of 1) applicability of Greimassian approach to Persian anecdotes and 2) different levels of meaning latent in literary texts. The results of the study indicated that Greimassian approach is applicable to Persian narratology.
Key words: CDA; Semiotic Perspective; Persian Anecdotes; Narrative Semiotics of Greimas

Resumé: Cette étude tente d'aborder l'analyse critique du discours (ACD) dans une perspective sémiotique. Un exemple en a été anecdotes persiques. Les données comprenaient quatre anecdotes tirées au sort dans le livre Histoires de Bohlool. L'analyse des données a été réalisée dans le cadre de la sémiotique narrative de Greimas (1986). Les anecdotes ont été analysées en termes de 1) l'applicabilité de l'approche greimassienne d'anecdotes persiques et 2) les différents niveaux de sens latent dans les textes littéraires. Les résultats de l'étude ont indiqué que l'approche greimassienne est applicable à la narratologie persique.
Mots-clés: ACD; Perspective SEmiotique; Anecdotes Persiques; SEmiotique Narrative De Greimas


CDA; Semiotic Perspective; Persian Anecdotes; Narrative Semiotics of Greimas;ACD; Perspective SEmiotique; Anecdotes Persiques; SEmiotique Narrative De Greimas


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