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Academic Paper

Title: Dickensian Fictional Names in Verbal and Nonverbal Signifying Systems
Author: Nadia Nicoleta Morarasu
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Institution: University of Bacău
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics; Ling & Literature
Abstract: Considering that the interpretation of proper names as verbal signs in terms of John Lyons's 'triangle of signification' (1968) is open to criticism, the first part of this paper brings to attention an improved model of the semiotic triangle, designed by Norbert Poruciuc (2005). We have further applied his model of the shadow triangle in identifying the appellative usage behind a series of denominative signs selected from Dickens' novels. In the tradition imposed by Umberto Eco (1982) and Roland Barthes (1964, 1967), we shall examine the relationship between linguistic and iconic signifiers in the semiotic system of characters, by decomposing texts and illustrations from Dichens' 'Martin Chuzzlewit' into different layers of signification.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Proceedings of the 1st ROASS Conference 'Semiotics Beyond Limits', Alma Mater Publishing House, Bacău, 2006, pp. 625-642.
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