Form Miming Meaning

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The recent past has seen an increasing interest in iconicity especially among linguists. This collection puts the interdisciplinary study of iconic dimensions (comprising what has been termed ‘imagic iconicity’, as well as ‘diagrammatic iconicity’, i.e. iconicity of a more abstract and less semiotic type) on the map, paying special attention to the use of iconicity in literary texts. The studies presented here explore iconicity from two different angles. A first group of authors brings into focus how far the primary code, the code of grammar is influenced by iconic motivation (with contributions on rules involved in discourse; rules in word formation; and phonological rules), and how originally iconic models have become conventionalized. Others go one step further in exploring how, for instance, the presence of iconicity can tell us more about the structure of human cognition, or how the “iconicist desire for symmetry” can be related to the symmetry of the human body. A second group of contributors is more interested in the presence of iconicity as part of the secondary code, i.e. in how speakers and writers remotivate or play with the primary code; how they concretise what has become conventional or how they use form to add to meaning in literary texts, commercial language and in the new electronic use of texts.
[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 1]  1999.  xxxvi, 443 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix
Acknowledgements
xi
List of contributors
xiii
Introduction: Iconicity as a Creative Force in Language Use
Olga Fischer and Max Nänny
xv
Part I. General
Why Iconicity?
Ivan Fónagy
3
Action, Speech, and Grammar: The Sublimation Trajectory
John Haiman
37
Creating the World in Our Image: A New Theory of Love of Symmetry and Iconicist Desire
Ralf Norrman
59
On Semiotic Interplay: Forms of Creative Interaction Between Iconicity and Indexicality in Twentieth-Century Literature
John J. White
83
Iconicity in Literature: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Prose Writing
Simon J. Alderson
109
Part II. Sound and Rhythm
What, if Anything, is Phonological Iconicity?
Andreas Fischer
123
Imagination by Ideophones
Hans Heinrich Meier
135
Iconicity and Beyond in “Lullaby for Jumbo”: Semiotic Functions for Poetic Rhythm
Walter Bernhart
155
Part III. Letters, Typography and Graphic Design
Alphabetic Letters as Icons in Literary Texts
Max Nänny
173
‘singing is silence’: Being and Nothing in the Visual Poetry of E.E. Cummings
Michael Webster
199
Iconicity and Divine Likeness: George Herbert’s “Coloss. 3.3”
Matthias Bauer
215
Iconic Rendering of Motion and Process in the Poetry of William Carlos Willams
Peter Halter
235
Graphological Iconicity in Print Advertising: A Typology
Andreas Fischer
251
Iconicity in the Digital World: An Opportunity to Create a Personal Image?
Eva L. Wyss
285
Part IV. Word-Formation
Diagrammatic Iconicity in Word-Formation
Friedrich Ungerer
307
Iconicity in Brand Names
Ingrid Piller
325
Part V. Syntax and Discourse
On the Role Played by Iconicity in Grammaticalisation Processes
Olga Fischer
345
Iconicity, Typology and Cognition
Bernd Kortmann
375
The Iconic Use of Syntax in British and American Fiction
Wolfgang G. Müller
393
Linguistic Expression of Perceptual Relationships: Iconicity as a Principle of Text Organization (A Case Study)
Elżbieta Tabakowska
409
Author index
423
Subject index
433
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99010763