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The role of Vorstellung in literary semantics HORST RUTHROF Abstract In spite of the current panoply of approaches to literary semantics, this pa- per argues that the discipline su¤ers from one scandalous absence: the the- orization of Vorstellung, or ‘perceptual modification.’ The paper traces the trajectory of the elimination of Vorstellung in language semantics from Frege to Saussure and to the demise of the signified in the post-Saussurean tradition. Alternative perspectives are introduced that promise the rehabili- tation of the perceptual ingredients of

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Is LITERARY SEMANTICS AUTONOMOUS? Denis E. B. Pollard 1. Theoretical Background If "literary semantics" denotes a distinct domain of inquiry, then it is appropriate to ask in what its distinctiveness consists and what is the nature of its relationship to other disciplines on which it might be thought to depend. Apart from the obvious assignment äs a sub- branch of linguistics, there are several problems to be confronted. Firstly, there is the question of the Status and autonomy of semantics and linguistics themselves and their purport for literary semantics

1 LITERARY SEMANTICS Insistence on keeping poetics apar t f rom linguistics is warranted only when the field of linguistics appears to be illicitly restricted. Roman Jakobeon 1.1 T H E LINGUISTIC BASIS OF LITERARY SEMANTICS 1.1.1 Essays in Criticism has recently provided a forum for discussion between F. W. Bateson and Roger Fowler.1 Bate- son's view is that, for all their rigour, linguists have never succeeded in throwing critical light upon given literary pas- sages, and that linguistics is of only limited relevance in literary criticism:2 his argument

At the two most recent conferences of the International Association of Literary Semantics I gave these papers: (a) at the University of Genoa in 2010, “Literary Semantics: a Modal Sketch”; and (b) at the University of Kent in 2014, “ A Genesis of Literary Semantics”. The former aimed at covering the entire field of Literary Semantics; and the latter admitted, in the use of the stressed indefinite article, that my presentation was strictly personal. Inevitably, trying to map out a structure embracing these indeterminate activities and experiences which make up

THE FOUNDATIONS OF LITERARY SEMANTICS TREVOR EATON Essays in Criticism has recently provided a forum for discussion between F.W. Bateson and Roger Fowler.1 Bateson's view is that, for all their rigour, linguists have never succeeded in throwing critical light upon given literary passages, and that linguistics is of only limited relevance in literary criticism.2 Fowler avers that in linguistics there is no formal category literature.3 The title of the present article, which contains the phrase 'Literary Semantics', might seem to suggest that an attempt is here

Literary Semantics: Modality and 'Style* Trevor Eaton /. The Use of Technical Terms At the time Theoretical Semics was published in 1972 there went unheeded at the back of my mind a notion that a definition of style ought to be included in the lengthy glossary of terms. Since that book appeared I have resisted the impulse to publish my definition mainly because a note would scarcely have been intelligible without recapi- tulation at some length of my theories. Subsequent reviews have brought it home to me that, before the list be augmented by another term, the

LITERARY SEMANTICS AS A SCIENCE Trevor Eaton 1. Modality within and beyond Discourse 1.1 Knowledge Two Modalities In an earlier article (Eaton, 1978), I discussed two levels of modality - one at trichotomy level and one at the level of knowledge two/ affidence. In this article, I shall develop the latter definition in the hope of throwing light upon the problem of fictionality and other related concepts, including the ontogenesis of modality and its relation to science. But first I shall explain how both levels of modality fit into my analeptic theory (see

REALISM, REDUCTIONISM AND LITERARY SEMANTICS D e n i s P o l l a r d L i t e r a ry theor is ts g l a n c i n g a t the cur ren t l i t e r a t u r e in the p h i - l o s o p h y of l a n g u a g e w o u l d not ice a c o n t i n u i n g debate between pro- ponen ts of a t r u t h - c o n d i t i o n a l theory of m e a n i n g and those who espouse a f o r m of n e o - v e r i f i c a t i o n i s m . They w o u l d a l so not ice f r e q u e n t references to ' r e a l i s m 1 and ' a n t i r e a l i s m 1 , and the issue of ' reduct ionism 1 in r e l a t i o n

DOI 10.1515/sem-2013-0031   Semiotica 2013; 195: 305 – 329 Daniel Candel Advanced literacy and the place of literary semantics in secondary education: A tool of fictional analysis Abstract: This article presents a tool of fictional analysis for secondary education that aims at providing standards of interpretation and allaying fears of standard imposition. The semantic core of the tool adapts the deontic, alethic, and axiom- atic modalities used in Doležel (1998). Four “extensions” are added to this core – “cultural,” “visual,” “(meta)cognitive,” and