Lars Elleström

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lars Elleström plays a role.


Iconic Investigations

Edited by Lars Elleström, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg

[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 12] 2013. x, 357 pp.
Subjects Semiotics | Theoretical linguistics | Theoretical literature & literary studies


Elleström, Lars 2017 Bridging the gap between image and metaphor through cross-modal iconicity: An interdisciplinary modelDimensions of Iconicity, Zirker, Angelika, Matthias Bauer, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 167–190 | Chapter
Our minds are capable of perceiving similarities not only within the same but also across different sensory areas and different cognitive domains. Iconicity is representation based on similarity, and cross-modal iconicity, which is an extremely widespread phenomenon, should be understood as… read more
Elleström, Lars 2015 Visual, auditory, and cognitive iconicity in written literature: The example of Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for death”Iconicity: East meets West, Hiraga, Masako K., William J. Herlofsky, Kazuko Shinohara and Kimi Akita (eds.), pp. 207–218 | Article
This article demonstrates an analytical approach that might be used as a method for disentangling the manifold iconic layers and aspects of written literature. The goal is to make a clear and practice-oriented presentation of some of the most overarching types of iconicity, based on the assumption… read more
Elleström, Lars 2013 Introduction: Instrumental and formal iconic signsIconic Investigations, Elleström, Lars, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Article
Elleström, Lars 2013 Spatiotemporal aspects of iconicityIconic Investigations, Elleström, Lars, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 95–118 | Article
This article is part of a larger research project that aims to identify a methodical way of investigating iconicity in the immensely rich field of media, which includes art and other kinds of communication. The first part of the paper focuses on the intimate connection between sensory perception… read more
Elleström, Lars 2010 Iconicity as meaning miming meaning and meaning miming formSignergy, Conradie, C. Jac, Ronél Johl, Marthinus Beukes, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 73–100 | Article
Iconicity consists of mimetic relations between form and meaning. This article is based on the notion of ‘spatial thinking’ and it is argued that there is no form without meaning, and that all meaning has some sort of form. Two fundamental distinctions are used. The first is Charles Sanders… read more