Sound Symbolism

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Leanne Hinton, Johanna Nichols, John J. Ohala
Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 384 pages
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Sound symbolism is the study of the relationship between the sound of an utterance and its meaning. In this interdisciplinary collection of new studies, twenty-four leading scholars discuss the role of sound symbolism in a theory of language, drawing on a wide range of linguistic data. The extensive new research presented here reveals that sound symbolism plays a far more significant role in language than scholarship has hitherto recognized.
 

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Contents

Symbolism in Nez Perce
15
Nootkan vocative vocalism and its implications
23
Relative motivation in denotational and indexical sound
40
Symbolism and change in the sound system of Huastec
63
Evidence for pervasive synesthetic sound symbolism
76
Noise words in Guarani
94
PART in Asia
107
An experimental investigation into phonetic symbolism as
130
beyond sound symbolism
222
On levels of analysis of sound symbolism in poetry with
237
Finnish and Gilyak sound symbolism the interplay between
249
Phonosyntactics
263
Aural images
276
Inanimate imitatives in English
293
Some observations on the function of sound in clinical work
309
The frequency code underlies the soundsymbolic use of voice
325

Palatalization in Japanese sound symbolism
148
YirYiront ideophones
161
African ideophones
178
Regular sound development phonosymbolic orchestration
207
Sound symbolism and its role in nonhuman vertebrate
348
Index
366
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