Insistent Images

| Jagiellonian University, Krakow
| University of Zurich
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027243416 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027292667 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
Insistent Images presents a number of new departures dealing with iconicity on the conceptual and the structural levels. On the level of structure, the interface between different aspects of iconicity, lexical meaning and grammar is discussed in reference to both spoken and signed languages. Novel approaches to aural iconicity investigate a wide range of phenomena from phonological iconicity to the role of iconic features in discourse, in the nineteenth century practice of reading aloud, in the almost magic incantations of fin de siècle poetry and in Tolkien’s invented languages. Several papers examine the function of iconicity in visual and avant-garde poetry, where iconic features allow a reduction of means, which, paradoxically, generates textual diversification and complexity. A discussion of iconic text strategies shows how texts are comprehended through iconic holistic transfer from complex natural and action patterns. ‘Liberature’, which integrates text, image and physical space, is another novel area of study, as are the investigations into the iconic properties of film and of multimedia performance. Film is intrinsically iconic, while at the same time being, like photography, indexical; in multimedia performance, on the other hand, iconicity functions intermedially by both integrating and reflecting processes of perception and conceptualization. These last two new fields of inquiry further enhance this truly interdisciplinary volume’s explorations of icons as ‘insistent images’.
[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 5]  2007.  xiii, 361 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Introduction: Insistent Images
Christina Ljungberg and Elżbieta Tabakowska
PART I. Iconicity and grammaticalization
Putting grammaticalization to the iconicity test: A cognitivist perspective
Paul Bouissac
Iconic thumbs, pinkies and pointers:

The grammaticalization of animate-entity handshapes in Japan sign language

William J. Herlofsky
PART II. Iconicity and the aural
The physical basis for phonological iconicity
Keiko Masuda
Reading aloud and Charles Dickens’ aural iconic prose style
Tammy Ho Lai Ming
Iconicity and the divine in the fin de siècle poetry of W.B. Yeats
Sean Pryor
Is lámatyáve a linguistic heresy? Iconicity in J.R.R. Tolkien’s invented languages
Joanna Podhorodecka
PART III. Iconicity and the visual
The beauty of life and the variety of signs: Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘lyrical ideogram’ La Cravate et la montre
Peter Gahl
Forms of restricted iconicity in modern avant-garde poetry
John J. White
Eco-Iconicity in the poetry and poem-groups of E.E. Cummings
Etienne Terblanche and Michael Webster
The language of film is a matrix of icons
Strother B. Purdy
Liberature: A new literary genre?
Katarzyna Bazarnik
PART IV. Iconicity and conceptualization
Meaning on the one and on the other hand: Iconicity in native vs. foreign signed languages
Meike Adam, Wiebke Iversen, Erin Willkinson and Jill P. Morford
Iconic text strategies: Path, sorting & weighting, kaleidoscope
Friedrich Ungerer
‘Damn mad’: Palindromic figurations in literary narratives
Christina Ljungberg
PART V. Iconicity and structure

Iconicity and the grammar–lexis interface

Dylan Glynn
Iconicity in the coding of pragmatic functions: The case of disclaimers in argumentative discourse
Angelika Bergien
Double negation and iconicity
Ludovic De Cuypere, Johan van der Auwera and Klaas Willems
PART VI. Iconicity and multimedia / intertextuality
Iconicity in multimedia performance: Laurie Anderson’s White Lily
Sibylle Moser
Author index
Subject index
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2017.  In Nicht-ikonische Chronologie,  pp. 286 ff. Crossref logo
Gonzálvez-García, Francisco
2018. Taming iconicity in the Spanish and Italian translations of Shakespeare’s Sonnets . English Text Construction 11:1  pp. 105 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006047947 | Marc record