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Metaphor and iconicity : a cognitive approach to analysing texts

Author: Masako Hiraga
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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Metaphor and Iconicity explores why a certain text has a specific form, whether oral, structural, or visual, to convey certain meanings. The interplay of metaphor and iconicity is analysed in detail, ranging from sound symbolism and parallelism in poetic discourse to word order, inflectional forms, semantic change, writing systems and electronic communication in ordinary discourse in English and Japanese. The study  Read more...
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Hiraga, Masako.
Metaphor and iconicity.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
(DLC) 2004052323
(OCoLC)55220275
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Masako Hiraga
ISBN: 9780230510708 0230510701 1349516678 9781349516674
OCLC Number: 69868212
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 261 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Framework --
Introduction --
Methodological Framework --
Analysis --
Manifestation of Metaphor-Icon Links: Prototypical Examples --
Vision as Meaning --
Sound as Meaning --
Further Issues --
The Interplay of Metaphor and Iconicity in Grammar --
Iconicity and Written Language --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Masako K. Hiraga.
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