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Books: Pragmatics, Signs: Muller, Fischer (eds.)

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  1. paul, From Sign to Signing: Muller, Fischer (eds.)

Message 1: From Sign to Signing: Muller, Fischer (eds.)

Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 14:05:06 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: From Sign to Signing: Muller, Fischer (eds.)

Title: From Sign to Signing
Subtitle: Iconicity in language and literature. Volume 3.
Series Title: 
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Wolfgang G. M�ller, Friedrich-Schiller-Universit�t Jena 
Editor: Olga Fischer, University of Amsterdam 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112888, Pages: xiv, 441 pp., Price: USD 130.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027225931, Pages: xiv, 441 pp., Price: EUR 130.00

This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999) and The Motivated
Sign (2001), offers a selection of papers given at the Third
International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (Jena
2001). The studies collected here present a number of new
departures. Special consideration is given to the way non-linguistic
visual and auditory signs (such as gestures and bird sounds) are
represented in language, and more specifically in signed language, and
how such signs influence semantic conceptualization. Other studies
examine more closely how visual signs and representations of time and
space are incorporated or reflected in literary language, in fiction
as well as (experimental) poetry. A further new approach concerns
intermedial iconicity, which emerges in art when its medium is changed
or another medium is imitated. A more abstract, diagrammatic type of
iconicity is again investigated, with reference to both language and
literature: some essays focus on the device of reduplication,
isomorphic tendencies in word formation and on creative iconic
patterns in syntax, while others explore numerical design in Dante and
geometrical patterning in Dylan Thomas. A number of
theoretically-oriented papers pursue post-Peircean approaches, such as
the application of reader-response theory and of systems theory to

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments ix-x 
List of contributors xi-xiii 
Introduction: From Signing back to Signs 
 Olga Fischer and Wolfgang G. M�ller 1-20 
Part I: Auditory and visual signs and signing 21 
The influence of sign language iconicity on semantic conceptualization
 Klaudia Grote and Erika Linz 23-39 
What You See Is What You Get: Iconicity and metaphor in the visual
language of written and signed poetry: A cognitive poetic approach
 William J. Herlofsky 41-61 
Spatial iconicity in two English verb classes 
 Axel H�bler 63-77 
What imitates birdcalls? Two experiments on birdcalls and their
linguistic representations
 Keiko Masuda 79-103 
Part II: Visual iconicity and iconic mapping 105 
Perspective in experimental shaped poetry: A semiotic approach 
 John J. White 107-129 
Where reading peters out: Iconic images in the entropic text 
 Julian Moyle 131-153 
Iconic representation of space and time in Vladimir Sorokins novel The
Queue (Ochered)�
 Andreas Ohme 155-167 
Vision and Prayer: Dylan Thomas and the Power of X 
 Matthias Bauer 169-183 
Diagrams in narrative: Visual strategies in contemporary fiction 
 Christina Ljungberg 185-201 
Part III: Structural iconicity 203 
The iconicity of Afrikaans reduplication 
 C. Jac Conradie 205-225 
Diagrammatic iconicity in the lexicon: Base and derivation in the
history of German verbal word-formation
 Volker Harm 227-243 
Creative syntax: Iconic principles within the symbolic 
 Beate Hampe and Doris Sch�nefeld 245-263 
Aspects of grammatical iconicity in English 
 Guenter Rohdenburg 265-287 
Beatrice: or The geometry of love 
 Wilhelm P�tters 289-316 
How metaphor and iconicity are entwined in poetry: A case in Haiku�
 Masako K. Hiraga 317-335 
Part IV: Intermedial iconicity 337 
Intermedial iconicity in fiction: Tema con variazioni 
 Werner Wolf 339-360 
Iconicity and literary translation 
 Elbieta Tabakowska 361-376 
Part V: New applications of sign theory 377 
Iconizing literature 
 Jorgen Dines Johansen 379-410 
>From signal to symbol: Towards a systems typology of linguistic signs 
 Piotr Sadowski 411-424 
Author index 425 
Subject index 427

Lingfield(s): Cognitive Science
		Discourse Analysis
Language Family: Sign Language
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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