Playing by Ear and the Tip of the Tongue

Precategorial information in poetry

| Tel Aviv University
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In our everyday life we are flooded by a pandemonium of information which consciousness organizes into more easily manageable phonetic and semantic categories. In poetry reading, however, the total effect of a poem is not only obtained by some of these categories but also by precategorial information, for which there is a growing body of empirical evidence of its psychological reality. In the Tip of the Tongue phenomenon, a great amount of diffuse precategorial information is present but fails to “grow together” into a compact word, generating a feeling of some dense, undifferentiated mass. Poetic language typically exploits such precategorial information for its effects. By way of theoretical considerations and close readings, this book explores the semantic and phonetic strategies by which a text may increase or decrease the impact of such information. It investigates the conditions that boost or inhibit overtone fusion in rhyme and alliteration. By seeking empirical evidence for the claims he makes in different fields such as music, art, literature, linguistics, experiments in the speech laboratory, the author provides ample and sound examples (ambiguity intended) in an almost conversational tone, which makes us really anticipate reading each new chapter.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 14]  2012.  xi, 310 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
xi–xii
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–18
Chapter 2. The poetic mode of speech perception revisited: What our ear tells our mind
19–36
Chapter 3. The tot phenomenon: A psycholinguistic model of poetry
37–50
Chapter 4. “Oceanic” dedifferentiation and poetic metaphor
51–64
Chapter 5. Deixis and abstractions: Adventures in space and time
65–94
Chapter 6. Three case studies – Keats, Spenser, Baudelaire
95–116
Chapter 7. Linguistic devices and ecstatic poetry: “The Windhover” – tongue-twisters and cognitive processes
117–130
Chapter 8. Defamiliarization revisited
131–138
Chapter 9. Aesthetic qualities as structural resemblance: Divergence and perceptual forces in poetry
139–158
Chapter 10. Metaphor and figure–ground relationship: Comparisons from poetry, music, and the visual arts
159–192
Chapter 11. Size–sound symbolism revisited
193–222
Chapter 12. Issues in literary synaesthesia: A brief glance
223–240
Chapter 13. The place of nonconceptual information in university education
241–258
Chapter 14. Points and counterpoints
259–292
References
293–300
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Chapter 2. The poetic mode of speech perception revisited

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Chapter 7. Linguistic devices and ecstatic poetry

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Chapter 9. Aesthetic qualities as structural resemblance

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Chapter 10. Metaphor and figure–ground relationship

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Chapter 11. Size–sound symbolism revisited

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Chapter 14. Points and counterpoints

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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DC – Poetry
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012026171