Semiotics 1981

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Semiotic Phenomenology and Peirce

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In assessing Ricour’s approach to the “science of language,” Bourgeois (1971:122) presents the conditions that must be met in order to justify Semiotic Phenomenology as a theoretical framework for the study of language. He asserts that,

Semiology places this condition on phenomenology: that phenomenology be able to account for a theory of structures, for the system or semiological model, i.e., for a theory of construction and relation of signs. But phenomenology places a condition on semiology: that it adequately account for meaning.