Outside-In - Inside-Out

Outside-In - Inside-Out

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This fourth volume of the Iconicity series is like its predecessors devoted to the study of iconicity in language and literature in all its forms. Many of the papers turn the notion of iconicity `inside-out', some suggesting that `less-is-more'; others focus on the cognitive factors `inside' the brain that are important for the iconic phenomena that are produced in the `outside' world. In addition this volume includes a paper related to iconicity in music and its interaction with language. Other papers range from the theoretical issues involved in the evolution of language, to those that offer many `inside-out' claims, such as claiming that nouns are derived from pronouns, and as such should more properly be called `pro-pronouns'. Also, this volume includes perhaps the first English-language analysis of the iconic aspects of sound symbolism in a prayer from the Koran. This is a truly interdisciplinary collection that should turn some of the notions of iconicity in language and literature `outside-in' and `inside-out'.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 427 pages
  • 152.4 x 221 x 30.5mm | 725.76g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115801
  • 9781588115805

Table of contents

1. Preface and acknowledgements; 2. List of contributors; 3. Introduction: Iconicity in-side-out (by Herlofsky, William J.); 4. Theoretical issues; 5. Iconicity or iconization? Probing the dynamic interface between language and perception (by Bouissac, Paul); 6. On the role of iconic motivation in conceptual metaphor: Has metaphor theory come full circle? (by Hampe, Beate); 7. Relative motivation in Gustave Guillaume's theory (by Monneret, Philippe); 8. The beginnings of iconicity in the work of F. T. Marinetti (by Gahl, Peter); 9. Negative or inverted iconicity; 10. Mimesis lost - meaning gained (by Fill, Alwin F.); 11. Non-supplemented blanks in works of literature as forms of 'iconicity of absence' (by Wolf, Werner); 12. Photographs in narrative (by Ljungberg, Christina); 13. Coconut shells and creaking doors: A semiotic approach to the avant-garde radio play's sound-effects (by White, John J.); 14. Iconicity and sound; 15. The iconic-cognitive role of fricatives and plosives: A phono-semantic analysis of a classical Arabic prayer Al-falaq (by Fatani, Afnan H.); 16. Iconic uses of rhyme (by Nanny, Max); 17. Iconic strategies in Monteverdi's Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi : "Altri canti d'amor" (by Georis, Christophe); 18. Iconicity and structure; 19. Frozen locutions - frozen dimensions: LEFT and RIGHT in English, German and Russian (by Schonefeld, Doris); 20. Some iconic correlations in language and their impact on the parole-langue dichotomy (by Kirtchuk-Halevi, Pablo I.); 21. The iconicity of infinitival complementation in Present-day English causatives (by Hollmann, Willem B.); 22. Linguistic representations of motion events: What is signifier and what is signified? (by Slobin, Dan I.); 23. Now you see it, now you don't: Imagic diagrams in the spatial mapping of signed (JSL) discourse (by Herlofsky, William J.); 24. Iconicity and narrative; 25. Pirandello's Si Gira : Iconicity and titles (by Sardo, Isabella); 26. Narrative structures and iconicity in Yasmina Reza's Une desolation (by Kuhn, Barbara); 27. Iconicity as a function of point of view (by Tabakowska, Elzbieta); 28. Iconic functions of phraseological units and metaphor (by Munat, Judith); 29. Author index; 30. Subject index
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