O espaço branco como marca semio-gráfica na construção textual

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Observing some contemporary literary texts, we can verify that the typography plays an active role in the textual construction – sense construction and that the texts can acquire a semiotic dimension.
The main goal of this study is an observation and an analysis of a particular element: the white-space while a semiographic mark in two empirical texts of Portuguese contemporary literary. First, we will try to show the origins of the white-
-space. Then, some functions in the textual construction will be analysed. The presence of the “white-space” in determined literary texts demonstrates the necessity to observe and to have in mind the co-presence of the verbal plan and the semiotics plan in the textual analysis.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)203-217
Number of pages15
JournalEstudos Linguísticos/Linguistic Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • white-space; text; textual construction; sense construction

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