Ideophones, Mimetics and Expressives

| Nagoya University
| National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)
ISBN 9789027203113 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027262608 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Abbreviations and symbols
Introduction: Ideophones, mimetics, and expressives: Theoretical and typological perspectives
Kimi Akita and Prashant Pardeshi
Part I. Phonology and morphology
Chapter 1. ‘Ideophone’ as a comparative concept
Mark Dingemanse
Chapter 2. The phonological structure of Japanese mimetics and motherese
Haruo Kubozono
Chapter 3. Monosyllabic and disyllabic roots in the diachronic development of Japanese mimetics
Shoko Hamano
Chapter 4. Cross-linguistic variation in phonaesthemic canonicity, with special reference to Korean and English
Nahyun Kwon
Chapter 5. Classification of nominal compounds containing mimetics: A Construction Morphology perspective
Kiyoko Toratani
Part II. Semantics and pragmatics
Chapter 6. Towards a semantic typological classification of motion ideophones: The motion semantic grid*
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
Chapter 7. The sensori-semantic clustering of ideophonic meaning in Pastaza Quichua
Janis B. Nuckolls
Chapter 8. The power of ‘not saying who’ in Czech onomatopoeia
Masako U. Fidler
Chapter 9. Mimetics, gaze, and facial expression in a multimodal corpus of Japanese
Kimi Akita
Part III. Language acquisition and multilingualism
Chapter 10. The structure of mimetic verbs in child and adult Japanese
Keiko Murasugi
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
Chapter 12. Ideophones as a measure of multilingualism*
G. Tucker Childs
Subject index
Language index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFH – Phonetics, phonology
BISAC Subject: LAN011000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019002823 | Marc record