Ideophones, Mimetics and Expressives

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| Nagoya University
| National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)
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This volume explores new frontiers in the linguistic study of iconic lexemes known as ideophones, mimetics, and expressives. A large part of the literature on this long-neglected word class has been dedicated to the description of its sound symbolism, marked morphophonology, and grammatical status in individual languages. Drawing on data from Asian (especially Japanese), African, American, and European languages, the twelve chapters in this volume aim to establish common grounds for theoretical and crosslinguistic discussions of the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, acquisition, and variation of iconic lexemes. Not only researchers who are interested in linguistic iconicity but also theoretical linguists and typologists will benefit from the updated insights presented in each study.
[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 16]  2019.  ix, 325 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Abbreviations and symbols
Introduction: Ideophones, mimetics, and expressives: Theoretical and typological perspectives
Kimi Akita and Prashant Pardeshi
1–9
Part I. Phonology and morphology
11–133
Chapter 1. ‘Ideophone’ as a comparative concept
Mark Dingemanse
13–33
Chapter 2. The phonological structure of Japanese mimetics and motherese
Haruo Kubozono
35–56
Chapter 3. Monosyllabic and disyllabic roots in the diachronic development of Japanese mimetics
Shoko Hamano
57–75
Chapter 4. Cross-linguistic variation in phonaesthemic canonicity, with special reference to Korean and English
Nahyun Kwon
77–99
Chapter 5. Classification of nominal compounds containing mimetics: A Construction Morphology perspective
Kiyoko Toratani
101–133
Part II. Semantics and pragmatics
135–247
Chapter 6. Towards a semantic typological classification of motion ideophones: The motion semantic grid*
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
137–166
Chapter 7. The sensori-semantic clustering of ideophonic meaning in Pastaza Quichua
Janis B. Nuckolls
167–198
Chapter 8. The power of ‘not saying who’ in Czech onomatopoeia
Masako U. Fidler
199–227
Chapter 9. Mimetics, gaze, and facial expression in a multimodal corpus of Japanese
Kimi Akita
229–247
Part III. Language acquisition and multilingualism
249–322
Chapter 10. The structure of mimetic verbs in child and adult Japanese
Keiko Murasugi
251–264
Chapter 11. Iconicity in L2 Japanese speakers’ multi-modal language use: Mimetics and co-speech gesture in relation to L1 and Japanese proficiency
Noriko Iwasaki and Keiko Yoshioka
265–302
Chapter 12. Ideophones as a measure of multilingualism*
G. Tucker Childs
303–322
Subject index
Language index
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFH – Phonetics, phonology
BISAC Subject: LAN011000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019002823