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A Terminological Drama: The Competition Between Semiotics and Semiology

Author(s): Cristiana-Nicola Teodorescu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: semiotics; semiology; socio-terminology

Summary/Abstract: The article aims at analysing, from a socio-terminological perspective, a “terminological tragedy”, i.e. the terms semiotics and semiology, whose evolution has been highly competitive and conflictive, depending on their area of use. The competition of the two terms in the French, American and Romanian areas is analysed, and the conclusion is that Romanian borrows related terminology from both languages, using French as a direct source and English as an indirect source. However, it cannot be said that Romanian terminology is a simple transposition of the French or English one, as Romanian has developed its own semiotic terminology, by creating a wide range of new terms, contributing to a permanent enrichment of semiotic studies.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 162-174
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: French