Ideophones

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The present volume represents a selection of papers presented at the International Symposium on Ideophones held in January 1999 in St. Augustin, Germany. They center around the following hypotheses: Ideophones are universal; and constitute a grammatical category in all languages of the world; ideophones and similar words have a special dramaturgic function that differs from all other word classes: they simulate an event, an emotion, a perception through language. In addition to this unique function, a good number of formal parallels can be observed. The languages dealt with here display strikingly similar patterns of derivational processes involving ideophones. An equally widespread common feature is the introduction of ideophones via a verbum dicendi or complementizer. Another observation concerns the sound-symbolic behavior of ideophones. Thus the word formation of ideophones differs from other words in their tendency for iconicity and sound-symbolism. Finally it is made clear that ideophones are part of spoken language — the language register, where gestures are used — rather than written language.
[Typological Studies in Language, 44]  2001.  x, 436 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Introduction
F.K. Erhard Voeltz and Christa Kilian-Hatz
1–8
Ideophones in interaction with intonation and the expression of new information in some indigenous languages of Australia
Barry Alpher
9–24
Ideophones and the nature of the adjective word class in Ewe
Felix K. Ameka
25–48
Ideophones and compound verbs in Wolaitta
Azeb Amha
49–62
Research on ideophones, whither hence?: The need for a social theory of ideophones
G. Tucker Childs
63–73
Setswana ideophones as uninflected predicative lexemes
Denis Creissels
75–85
Phonosemantic correspondences in Emai attributive ideophones
Francis Oisaghaede Egbokhare
87–96
Defining ideophones in Mundang
Stefan Elders
97–110
Some expressive and borrowed elements in the lexicon of Finnish dialects
Vesa Jarva
111–119
The ideophone in Didinga
Nicky de Jong
121–138
Ideophones in Ciluba
N.S. Kabuta
139–154
Universality and diversity: Ideophones from Baka and Kxoe
Christa Kilian-Hatz
155–163
Expressives and iconicity in the lexicon
Marian A.F. Klamer
165–181
Speaking the act: The ideophone as a linguistic rebel
Daniel P. Kunene
183–191
Phonosemantic hierarchies
Omen N. Maduka-Durunze
193–203
Ideophones as the source of verbs in Northern Australian languages
William B. McGregor
205–221
Ideophones in the Balto-Finnic languages
Eve Mikone
223–233
The ideophone in Zulu: A re-examination of conceptual and descriptive notions
C. Themba Msimang and George Poulos
235–249
Are ideophones really as weird and extra-systematic as linguists make them out to be?
Paul Newman
251–258
Ideas, phones and Gbaya verbal art
Philip A. Noss
259–270
Ideophones in Pastaza Quechua
Janis B. Nuckolls
271–285
Le statut des idéophones en gbaya
Paulette Roulon-Doko
287–301
Iconic morphology and word formation in Ilocano
Carl Rubino
303–320
Testing hypotheses about African ideophones
William J. Samarin
321–337
Ideophonic adverbs and manner gaps in Emai
Ronald P. Schaefer
339–354
Ideophone-like characteristics of uninflected predicates in Jaminjung (Australia)
Eva Schultze-Berndt
355–373
La formation des radicaux déidéophoniques et des idéophones déverbatifs en tɛtɛla (dialecte ewango)
Okombe-Lukumbu Tassa
375–384
A comparison of some Southeast Asian ideophones with some African ideophones
Richard L. Watson
385–405
Bibliography of ideophone research
F.K. Erhard Voeltz and Christa Kilian-Hatz
407–423
“The volume provides the reader with enormously rich material on a wide range of languages. This alone is a good reason for having this book on one's shelf. Moreover, this phenomenon, having been neglected in linguistics for a long time, is shown to be worth the while to study. Typologists, ethnolinguists and semioticians will surely take an interest in the contents of the book.”
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