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Semiótica do absurdo e do sem-sentido: uma perspectiva lotmaninana
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2019 (Portuguese)In: Bakhtiniana: Revista de Estudos do Discurso, ISSN 2176-4573, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 157-169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [pt]

Absurdo e falta de sentido são geralmente estudados como categorias filosóficas e/ou lógicas. Este artigo examina o absurdo como um fenômeno semiótico e como parte dos mecanismos de geração de significado. Argumenta que o problema do absurdo e do significado como um todo é, acima de tudo, um problema textual. Esta abordagem se fundamenta no legado do semioticista e estudioso da literatura Iúri Lótman, especialmente em seus conceitos de explosão e nas noções de “não-texto” e “menos- dispositivo”. O conceito de absurdo destaca o inerente paradoxo informacional da cultura humana e de seus sistemas de comunicação, nos quais ruído, erros e contratempos não impedem a comunicação, pelo contrário, estimulam-na. Em uma escala maior, o exemplo de como as culturas humanas lidam com o “não-sentido” na comunicação tem implicações para o estudo da evolução da cultura e da linguagem humanas e também traz luz adicional ao problema metodológico da relação texto/signo.

Abstract [en]

Absurdity and nonsense are usually studied as philosophical and/or logical categories. This paper examines nonsense as a semiotic phenomenon and as part of the mechanisms of meaning generation, and argues that the problem of nonsense and meaning as a whole is foremost a textual problem. This approach is based on the legacy of the semiotician and literary scholar Iurii Lotman, and especially his concepts of explosion and the notions of “non-text” and “minus-device.” The concept of nonsense thus highlights the inherent informational paradox of human culture and human communication systems, in which noise, errors and mishaps do not impede communication but on the contrary, stimulate it. On a larger scale the example of how human cultures deal with ‘non-sense’ in communication has implications for the study of the evolution of human culture and language and also draws additional light to the methodological problem of the text/sign relation.

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São Paulo : Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo , 2019. Vol. 14, no 4, p. 157-169
Keywords [en]
semiotics, nonsense, Lotman, minus-device
Keywords [pt]
Absurdo, Significado, Lotman, Menos-dispositivo, Não-signo
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-166672DiVA, id: diva2:1381030
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[Semiotics of Nonsense and Non-sense: A Lotmanian Perspective]

Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved

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