Passions dans Sémantique Structurale: du modèle actantiel vers la sémiotique des PassionsDuygu Öztin Passerat
Structural semantics is the first book by Greimas where the foundations of the semiotic concepts such as the isotophy, the semiotic square, the narration, and the actantial model are established. Greimas has two models as the basis of his studies: basic structures and narration. The first consists of the semiotic square and structural model, the latter structured sequences and modalities.The actantial model that can theoretically be used to analyse the actants syntactically is grounded on two seminal works. These are Propp’s Morphology of Folk Tales and Souriau’s 20000 Dramatic Situations. At the centre of the Actantial Model there is the axis of desire which is not adequate to account for the production of meaning, that is why the modalities and modalisation play a crucial role in the semiotics of passion.