In a story, we detect an allotopy when two basic meaning traits (semes) contradict each other, that is when they trace two incompatible interpretations. It was conceived as being the opposite of an isotopy, which is the homogeneity resulting from repetition of the same seme. This concept has been coined in the 1970s by the Belgian semioticians kno...
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allotopic, allotopy 1. A reference to populations or species that occupy different macrohabitats. 2. Pertaining to the existence of an element in two or more distinct forms with different physical properties. 3. Altered by digestion so as to be changed in its nutritive value. 4. Indicating someone who is concerned with the welfare and interests ...
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