World of Science. Series: Sociology, Philology, Cultural Studies
World of Science. Series: Sociology, Philology, Cultural Studies

2022, Vol. 13, No. 3. - go to content...

Permanent address of this page -

Метаданные этой статьи так же доступны на русском языке

Full article in PDF format (file size: 319 KB)

For citation:

Dzyubenko A.I. [The problem of aesthetic sign denotation: structural and semantic aspect] World of Science. Series: Sociology, Philology, Cultural Studies, 2022, Vol. 13, No. 3. Available at: (in Russian).

The problem of aesthetic sign denotation: structural and semantic aspect

Dzyubenko Anna Igorevna
Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Researcher ID:

Abstract. The article deals with the structure and semantics of an aesthetic sign from the point of view of identifying the features of secondary semiosis implemented in a literary text. It is proved that a literary text, having a symbolic form, is a priori oriented towards conventionality, which, in turn, correlates with fiction. Structural and semantic analysis of the functioning of an aesthetic sign in a literary text allows us to assert that for its adequate description, it is insufficient to distinguish the signs determined by semiotics — the results of sensory perception and signs — stages of rational-logical activity. When creating a literary text, the author combines the actual linguistic mechanisms and the mechanism of cognition, actualizing the signs of signs. An aesthetic sign must be true, at least for the author who uses such signs, which, however, does not allow one to qualify it as true or false in aesthetic communication. The representations that form the semantic space of a literary text are not related to the perception of an objectively existing reality, which makes it possible to substantiate the secondary semiosis of a literary text as the meaning of those representations that are created in the minds of the reader and the author by phenomena of reality or ideas. In the sense generally accepted in semiotics, the aesthetic sign has no denotation, because the reader perceives the author’s understanding of the world, which is not identical to objective reality. It is obvious that the fictitious reality and its objects are the denotation, and the artistic fiction itself is the structure-forming element of the aesthetic sign, which allows the interaction of the denotative, connotative and significative components. The plan of aesthetic expression of a literary text connotates the aesthetic content, thereby producing the actual artistic world, different from the real one.

Keywords: aesthetic sign; semantics; fiction; author’s evaluation; denotation; connotation

Download article in PDF format

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

ISSN 2542-0577 (Online)

Dear readers! Comments on articles are accepted in Russian and English.
Comments are moderated and appear on the site after verification by the editor.
Comments not related to the subject of the article are not published.

Добавить комментарий