Outside-in, Inside-out: Iconicity in Language and Literature 4

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Costantino Maeder, Olga Fischer, William J. Herlofsky, Université Catholique de Louvain, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universität Zürich
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 427 pages
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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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Linguistic representations of motion events:
What is signifier and what is signified?
Dan I. Slobin
in C. Maeder, O. Fischer, & W. Herlofsky (eds.) (2005) Iconicity Inside Out: Iconicity in Language and Literature 4. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. pp 307-322.

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PART
4
PART
7
Iconicity or iconization? Probing the dynamic interface between
15
Relative motivation in Gustave Guillaumes theory
67
The beginnings of iconicity in the work of F T Marinetti
79
Mimesis lost meaning gained
97
Nonsupplemented blanks in works of literature as forms oficonicity
113
Photographs in narrative
133
LEFT and RIGHT in English
241
Some iconic correlations in language and their impact on
267
The iconicity of infinitival complementation in Presentday
287
What is signifier and what
307
I magic diagrams in the spatial mapping
323
Iconicity and titles
349
Iconicity as a function of point of view
375
Iconic functions of phraseological units and metaphor
389

A semiotic approach to
151
A phonosemantic
173
Iconic uses of rhyme
195
Author index
411
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