TEXT-POIETIC MECHANISMS: THE ROLE OF PERCEPTION, COGNITION, AND EMOTIONS IN SHAPING FICTIONAL REALITY
This study is a modest contribution to the ongoing discussions on the Greimassian semiotics of the sensible, mainly to the description of the text formation mechanism, when the artistic discourse structure determines the nature of perception, whereas understanding as an outcome is preplanned by the author of the text. It was verified that the concepts SENSE, FEELING, EMOTION are the entities that form the basic level of the thymic category. The notional thymic potential of the conceptual triad SENSE : FEELING : EMOTION is enhanced by means of lexemes which are derivationally connected with the ternion’s basic nominals. In the artistic discourse the conceptual triad SENSE : FEELING : EMOTION functions as a specific cognitive discursive zone that parallels preverbal sensori-modal world image, the one that we chose to designate the “thymic platform”. The thymic lexis corpus forms a solid thymic platform as system-poietic invariable of the artistic discourse space by means of two dominant FSSCs: senseboosters and senseadapters. The former determine the inward addressee’s experience of “corporal incorporeality”, while the latter govern the outward addressee’s experience of “incorporal corporeality”. The quantitative prevailment of FSSCs-senseboosters over FSSCs-senseadapters ascertains the fact that basic thymic concepts are a text-poietic source administering standard stereotyped structures to the reader, the ones that intermediate the formation of the reader’s interpretation hypotheses.