عنوان مقاله [English]
The article explains the basic principles of the epistemological developments of postmetaphysics (or poststructuralism) and accordingly presents a systematic study of textual understanding and interpretation per se. The developments and the study are mainly considered as some part of a wider academic change called The Linguistic Turn in methodological studies of the late twentieth century. The focal point is the fact that textual understanding and interpretation are purely linguistic acts – no matter what approach is appropriated to interpret the text. Meanwhile, it is also deduced that the meaning is a combination of signifiers which belongs neither to the author, nor to the text nor the reader, but to language. This knowledge helps the appreciation of recent methodological developments in the field of methodological studies.