Iconic Investigations (Iconicity in Language & Literature 12)

Iconic Investigations (Iconicity in Language & Literature 12)

By: Olga Fischer (editor), Christina Ljungberg (editor), Lars Ellestrom (editor)Hardback

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The contributions to Iconic Investigations deal with linguistic or literary aspects of language. While some studies analyze the cognitive structures of language, others pay close attention to the sounds of spoken language and the visual characteristics of written language. In addition this volume also contains studies of media types such as music and visual images that are integrated into the overall project to deepen the understanding of iconicity - the creation of meaning by way of similarity relations. Iconicity is a fundamental but relatively unexplored part of signification in language and other media types. During the last decades, the study of iconicity has emerged as a vital research area with far-reaching interdisciplinary scope and the volume should be of interest for students and researchers interested in scholarly fields such as semiotics, cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor studies, poetry, intermediality, and multimodality.


1. List of contributors; 2. Introduction: Instrumental and formal iconic signs (by Ellestrom, Lars); 3. Part I. Iconicity and conceptualization; 4. Iconicity by blending (by Turner, Mark); 5. The Basho code: Metaphor and diagram in two haiku about silence (by Hiraga, Masako K.); 6. Iconicity in gotoochi-kitii 'localized Hello Kitty' (by Toratani, Kiyoko); 7. Grammar-internal mimicking and analogy (by Conradie, C. Jac); 8. To draw a bow : A dimension of iconicity in metaphor variation at the level of linguistic instantiation (by Avila, Mahe); 9. Spatiotemporal aspects of iconicity (by Ellestrom, Lars); 10. Part II. Visual iconicity; 11. From diagrams to poetry: Peircean iconicity and diagrammaticalization strategies in Klaus Hoeck's poetry (by Stjernfelt, Frederik); 12. The iconized letter: Russian Cubo-Futurist and French Lettriste experiments (by White, John J.); 13. The semantics of structure: Iconicity in the poetry of William Carlos Williams and E. E. Cummings (by Heusser, Martin); 14. Visual iconicity in Latin poetry (by Dainotti, Paolo); 15. Shared and direct experiential iconicity in digital reading games: Interactivity's implications in Weir's Silent Conversation (by Mooijer, Hans); 16. Iconicity, intermediality, and interpersonal meanings in a Social Semiotic Space (by Don, Alexanne); 17. Model and icon (by Steiner, Wendy); 18. Degrees of indetermination in intersemiotic translation (by Dusi, Nicola); 19. Part III. Auditory iconicity; 20. Sound, image and fake realism: Sound figures in audiovisuals (by Spaziante, Lucio); 21. Opera, oratorio, and iconic strategies (by Maeder, Costantino); 22. On some iconic strategies in concept albums within the Italian singer-songwriter tradition: Storia di un impiegato (1973) by Fabrizio De Andre and Il giorno aveva cinque teste (1973) by Roberto Roversi and Lucio Dalla (by Ferrari, Sebastiano); 23. Iconically expressible meanings in Proto-Indo-European roots and their reflexes in daughter branches (by Kozlova, Tetyana); 24. The lexical iconicity hierarchy and its grammatical correlates (by Akita, Kimi); 25. Author index; 26. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027243485
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 357
  • ID: 9789027243485
  • weight: 795
  • ISBN10: 9027243484

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