Semblance and Signification

| University of Toronto
| University of Amsterdam
| University of Zurich
ISBN 9789027243461 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027284822 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The articles assembled in Semblance and Signification explore linguistic and literary structures from a range of theoretical perspectives with a view to understanding the extent, prevalence, productivity, and limitations of iconically grounded forms of semiosis. With the complementary examination of large theoretical issues, extensive corpus analysis in several modern languages such as Italian, Japanese Sign Language, and English, and applied close studies across a range of artistic media, this volume brings a fresh understanding of the cognitive underpinnings of iconicity. If primary and secondary modelling systems are rarely studied in tandem, it is clear from this volume that their fruitful juxtaposition yields striking insight into the cognitive concerns that pervade current semiotic research.
[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 10]  2011.  xii, 427 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements
Pascal Michelucci
Toward a phonosemantic definition of iconic words
Kimi Akita
Iconic thinking and the contact-induced transfer of linguistic material: The case of Japanese, signed Japanese, and Japan Sign Language
William J. Herlofsky
Ezra Pound among the Mawu: Ideophones and iconicity in Siwu
Mark Dingemanse
Cognitive iconic grounding of reduplication in language
Olga Fischer
Imagic iconicity in the Chinese language
Zhuanglin Hu
Words in the mirror: Analysing the sensorimotor interface between phonetics and semantics in Italian
Luca Nobile
Un mélange genevois : Tacit notions of iconicity in Ferdinand De Saussure’s Writings in General Linguistics
Jui-Pi Chien
How to put art and brain together
Mark Changizi
Image, diagram, and metaphor: Unmined resource and unresolved questions
Vincent Colapietro
The farmers sowed seeds and hopes: Element order in metaphorical phrases
Yeshayahu Shen and Elad Kotzer
Non-iconic chronology in English narrative texts
Vyacheslav Yevseyev
A burning world of war: How iconicity works in constructing the fictional world view in A Farewell to Arms
Xinxin Zhao
Aesthetic qualities as structural resemblance: Divergence and perceptual forces in poetry
Reuven Tsur †
Mental space mapping in classical Chinese poetry: A cognitive approach
Han-liang Chang
Iconicity in conceptual blending: Material anchors in William Morris’s News from Nowhere
Wilson David Glyn
Thematized iconicity and iconic devices in the modern novel: Some modes of interaction
John J. White
Iconicity and intermediality in Charles Simic’s Dime-Store Alchemy
Gabriele Rippl
Words, like shells, are signs as well as things
Heilna du Plooy
Unveiling creative subplots through the non-traditional application of diagrammatic iconicity: An analysis of Kingsley Amis’s The Green Man
Andrew James
The iconic indexicality of photography
Piotr Sadowski
Unbinding the text: Intermedial iconicity in Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books
Christina Ljungberg
Argumentative, iconic, and indexical structures in Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin
Costantino Maeder
John Irving’s A Widow for One Year and Tod Williams’ The Door in the Floor as ‘(mult-)i-conic’ works of art
Christine Schwanecke
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Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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