Dimensions of Iconicity

| Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
| Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
| University of Amsterdam
| University of Zurich
ISBN 9789027243515 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027265180 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume addresses five different Dimensions of Iconicity. While some contributions examine the phonic dimensions of iconicity that are based on empirical, diachronic and theoretical work, others explore the function of similarity from a cognitive point of view. The section on multimodal dimensions takes into account philosophical, linguistic and literary perspectives in order to analyse, for example, the diagrammatic interplay of written texts and images. Contributions on performative dimensions of iconicity focus on Buddhist mantras, Hollywood films, and the dynamics of rhetorical structures in Shakespeare. Last but not least, the volume also addresses new ways of considering iconicity, including notational iconicity, the interplay of iconicity, ambiguity, interpretability, and the iconicity of literary analysis from a formal semanticist point of view.
[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 15]  2017.  xiv, 351 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Dimensions of iconicity
Angelika Zirker and Matthias Bauer
Part I. Phonic dimensions
The effect of iconicity flash blindness: An empirical study
Vojtěch Diatka and Jiří Milička
Iconic treadmill hypothesis: The reasons behind continuous onomatopoeic coinage
Maria Flaksman
Tracking linguistic primitives: The phonosemantic realization of fundamental oppositional pairs
Niklas Johansson
Continuity and change: On the iconicity of Ablaut Reduplication (AR)
Juan C. Moreno Cabrera
Iconicity in English literary neologisms: (Based on R. Dahl’s fairy tale The BFG)
Elena A. Shamina
Part II. Cognitive dimensions
Toward a theory of poetic iconicity: The ontology of semblance
Margaret H. Freeman
The ocean of surging emotion: The iconic representation of Symbolist transcendence in the poem “Feather Grass” by Konstantin Bal’mont
Anastasia Kostetskaya
Ekphrasis, cognition, and iconicity: An analysis of W. D. Snodgrass’s “Van Gogh: ‘The Starry Night’”
Maria-Eirini Panagiotidou
Part III. Multimodal dimensions
Deleuze and the Baroque diagram
Tom Conley
Bridging the gap between image and metaphor through cross-modal iconicity: An interdisciplinary model
Lars Elleström
Iconicity, ‘intersemiotic translation’ and the sonnet in the visual poetry of Avelino De Araújo
Isabel Vila-Cabanes
Reading across the gutter: Tintin’s interrupted railway journeys
Johannes Riquet
The role of iconicity in package design: A case of the contemporary marketing of traditional Japanese confectionery
Ayako Shibata
Part IV. Performative dimensions
Iconicity in Buddhist language and literature: The case of multidimensional iconicity in the perfect Buddhist mantra
William J. Herlofsky
Iconization of sociolinguistic variables: The case of archetypal female characters in classic Hollywood cinema
Sunwoo Jeong
Performative iconicity: Chiasmus and parallelism in William Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece
Angelika Zirker
Part V. New dimensions of iconicity
Why notational iconicity is a form of operational iconicity
Sybille Krämer
Iconicity, ambiguity, interpretability
Elżbieta Tabakowska
The iconicity of literary analysis: The case of Logical Form
Matthias Bauer and Saskia Brockmann
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