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Sound symbolism

Author: Leanne Hinton; Johanna Nichols; John J Ohala
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed 1st pbk. versionView all editions and formats
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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 studies, twenty-four leading scholars discuss the role of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leanne Hinton; Johanna Nichols; John J Ohala
ISBN: 9780521452199 0521452198 9780521026772 0521026776
OCLC Number: 300170715
Description: x, 373 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of contributors; 1. Introduction: Sound-symbolic processes Leanne Hinton, Johanna Nichols, John Ohala; Part I. Native American Languages North of Mexico: 2. Symbolism in Nez Perce Haruo Aoki; 3. Nootkan vocative vocalism and its implications William H. Jacobsen Jr; 4. Relative motivation in denotational and indexical sound symbolism of Wasco-Wishram Chinookan Michael Silverstein; Part II. Native Languages of Latin America: 5. Symbolism and change in the sound system of Huastec Terrence Kaufman; 6. Evidence for pervasive synesthetic sound symbolism in ethnozoological nomenclature Brent Berlin; 7. Noise words in Guarani Margaret Langdon; Part III. Asia: 8. i: big a: small Gerard Diffloth; 9. Tone, intonation, and sound symbolism in Lahu: loading the syllable canon James A. Matisoff; 10. An experimental investigation into phonetic symbolism as it relates to Mandarin Chinese Randy J. Lapolla; 11. Palatalization in Japanese sound symbolism Shoko Hamano; Part IV. Australia and Africa: 12. Yir-Yiront ideophones Barry Alpher; 13. African ideophones G. Tucker Childs; Part V. Europe: 14. Regular sound development, phonosymbolic orchestration, disambiguation of homonyms Yakov Malkiel; 15. Modern Greek ts: beyond sound symbolism Brian D. Joseph; 16. On levels of analysis of sound symbolism in poetry, with an application to Russian poetry Tom M. S. Priestly; 17. Finnish and Gilyak sound symbolism - the interplay between system and history Robert Austerlitz; Part VI. English: 18. Phonosyntactics Joan A. Sereno; 19. Aural images Richard Rhodes; 20. Inanimate imitatives in English Robert L. Oswalt; Part VII. The Biological Bases of Sound Symbolism: 21. Some observations on the function of sound in clinical work Peter F. Ostwald; 22. The frequency code underlies the sound-symbolic use of voice pitch John J. Ohala; 23. Sound symbolism and its role in non-human vertebrate communication Eugene S. Morton; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Leanne Hinton, Johanna Nichols, and John J. Ohala.

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