The Formative Structuralist Approach is premised on the idea of studying the mechanisms of constructing literary texts. In analyzing literary texts, formative structuralism is fundamentally characterized by integrating the internal and external systems of analysis. This approach came in response to criticisms levelled at Formal Structuralism especially in regards to the issue of overemphasis on the linguistic part of analysis. By contrast, The Formative Structuralist Approach benefits from the socio-historical aspects as a way to understand the ideological content embedded within literary texts. This approach employs four elements of analysis, which are: semantic segmentation, comprehension and interpretation, comprehensiveness and harmony, as well as defining world views through texts.This paper consists of an introduction, three major sections and a conclusion. The three main sections addressed:
Section 1: Formative Structuralism (Foundations, Terminology and Concepts).
Section 2:Formative Structuralism (Tools and Issues).
Section 3: The Relationship between Structuralism (Formative / Generative / Social) and Structuralism (Formal / First / Old).
"The Formative Structuralist Approach: Foundations, Terminology and Concepts,"
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jpu/vol20/iss2/2