What constitutes an isotopy of language and solitude in this quote: "Such at least was Dr. Rieux's opinion... They're too remote." And what exactly is an isotopy of language?

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Isotopy consists in the permanence of contextual features ("classemes"), whose variations, instead of destroying the unity of the text, serve to confirm it. The features in question are thus redundant, in the sense that they are repeated all through the text, assuring its coherence as well as a...

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