From Sign to Signing

| Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027225931 (Eur) | EUR 145.00
ISBN 9781588112880 (USA) | USD 218.00
ISBN 9789027296313 | EUR 145.00 | USD 218.00
This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999) and The Motivated Sign (2001), offers a selection of papers given at the Third International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (Jena 2001). The studies collected here present a number of new departures. Special consideration is given to the way non-linguistic visual and auditory signs (such as gestures and bird sounds) are represented in language, and more specifically in ‘signed’ language, and how such signs influence semantic conceptualization. Other studies examine more closely how visual signs and representations of time and space are incorporated or reflected in literary language, in fiction as well as (experimental) poetry. A further new approach concerns intermedial iconicity, which emerges in art when its medium is changed or another medium is imitated. A more abstract, diagrammatic type of iconicity is again investigated, with reference to both language and literature: some essays focus on the device of reduplication, isomorphic tendencies in word formation and on creative iconic patterns in syntax, while others explore numerical design in Dante and geometrical patterning in Dylan Thomas. A number of theoretically-oriented papers pursue post-Peircean approaches, such as the application of reader-response theory and of systems theory to iconicity.

[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 3]  2003.  xiv, 441 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgments
List of contributors
Introduction: From Signing back to Signs
Olga Fischer and Wolfgang G. Müller
Part I: Auditory and visual signs and signing
The influence of sign language iconicity on semantic conceptualization
Klaudia Grote and Erika Linz
What You See Is What You Get: Iconicity and metaphor in the visual language of written and signed poetry: A cognitive poetic approach
William J. Herlofsky
Spatial iconicity in two English verb classes
Axel Hübler
What imitates birdcalls? Two experiments on birdcalls and their linguistic representations
Keiko Masuda
Part II: Visual iconicity and iconic mapping
Perspective in experimental shaped poetry: A semiotic approach
John J. White
Where reading peters out: Iconic images in the entropic text
Julian Moyle
Iconic representation of space and time in Vladimir Sorokin’s novel The Queue (Ochered’)
Andreas Ohme
“Vision and Prayer” Dylan Thomas and the Power of X
Matthias Bauer
Diagrams in narrative: Visual strategies in contemporary fiction
Christina Ljungberg
Part III: Structural iconicity
The iconicity of Afrikaans reduplication
C. Jac Conradie
Diagrammatic iconicity in the lexicon: Base and derivation in the history of German verbal word-formation
Volker Harm
Creative syntax: Iconic principles within the symbolic
Beate Hampe and Doris Schönefeld
Aspects of grammatical iconicity in English
Günter Rohdenburg
Beatrice: or The geometry of love
Wilhelm Pötters
How metaphor and iconicity are entwined in poetry: A case in haiku
Masako K. Hiraga
Part IV: Intermedial iconicity
Intermedial iconicity in fiction: Tema con variazioni
Werner Wolf
Iconicity and literary translation
Elżbieta Tabakowska
Part V: New applications of sign theory
Iconizing literature
Jorgen Dines Johansen
From signal to symbol: Towards a systems typology of linguistic signs
Piotr Sadowski
Author index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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