Original Research

Die diskoers tussen Job en Cloete struktureelsemanties beskou

J. Buscop
Literator | Vol 23, No 2 | a328 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v23i2.328 | © 2002 J. Buscop | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 2002 | Published: 06 August 2002

About the author(s)

J. Buscop, Departement Afrikaans, Universiteit van Noordwes, South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (88KB)

Share this article

Bookmark and Share


A structural-semantic view of the discourse between Job and Cloete

This article examines an aspect of the interaction between linguistics and literature. It is argued that the structural-semantic theory as developed by A.J. Greimas provides a useful approach in guiding the reader towards a realisation of a coherent whole in literary texts. Possibilities for the application and amplification as well as the usefulness in literature are examined, resulting in the identification of isotopies by means of which cohesion can be attained. In structural semantics an isotopy is the backbone of textual analysis – an isotopy being constituted by sememes, compelled by nuclear and textual semes, within the topos alignment of classemes. The Job-texts written by T.T. Cloete in the “transkripsie” and “perifrase” section of Idiolek are used as sample texts. The article attemps to indicate that structural semantics as theory, and especially its amplification as put forward in this article, is able to provide heuristic guidance in tracing the Job/Cloete discourse.


Classeme; Discourse Job And Cloete; Isotopy; Seme; Sememe


Total abstract views: 1975
Total article views: 2790


Crossref Citations

1. Unity-in-multiplicity as structural framework in the poetry of T.T. Cloete, with emphasis on volume construction
Bernardus J. Odendaal
Literator  vol: 34  issue: 1  year: 2013  
doi: 10.4102/lit.v34i1.398