Ideophones and Sound Symbolism in Atlantic Creoles, Volume 304

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Academiae Scientiarum, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
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All the languages of the world feature some type of sound symbolism. This study deals with a specific type of expressive language, ideophones, the occurrence of which is a really determined. It aims at a prototype definition of ideophones in both the Atlantic creole languages and their African substrate languages. It is argued that the correspondences between African and creole ideophones are both functional and substantial. By consequence, the suggested etymologies may contribute to the debate on creole genesis.

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Contents

PREFACE
7
TOWARDS
13
THE USE OF IDEOPHONES IN THE ATLANTIC CREOLES
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