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HAMMAD, Manar. Believing and creed in Arabic language. Tóp. Sem [online]. 2016, n.36, pp.47-69. ISSN 2594-0619.

This paper explores various expressions of believing and creed in Arabic language. It starts from the content defined in French language and restricts its field to the religious use of the term, excluding juridical and scientific uses. The French semiotic use that designates by Croire a cognitive modality is not attested in Arabic, where Believing is an act, the enunciation of belief is an act, and the proof of belief is an act. Action is the key to the entire system of values operating in Arabic language on the religious isotopy.

Built upon a series of concepts related to each other by relations of contrariety, contradiction or confirmation, this exploration does not relate to a given continuous discourse object but rather to lexemes that are decomposed into semes and into actantial syntaxic structures in conformity with the greimassian narrative semiotic model.

Keywords : believing; Arabic; religion; action.

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