LINGUIST List 16.852

Mon Mar 21 2005

Books: Cog Sci/Semantics:Maeder, Fischer, Herlofsky (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Outside-In - Inside-Out: Maeder, Fischer, Herlofsky (Eds)

Message 1: Outside-In - Inside-Out: Maeder, Fischer, Herlofsky (Eds)

Date: 16-Mar-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Outside-In - Inside-Out: Maeder, Fischer, Herlofsky (Eds)

Title: Outside-In - Inside-Out
Series Title: Iconicity in Language and Literature 4
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Constantino Maeder, Catholic University of Louvain
Editor: Olga Fischer, University of Amsterdam
Editor: William J. Herlofsky, Nagoya Gakuin University
Hardback: ISBN: 1588115801 Pages: x, 427 Price: U.S. $ 174.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027232253 Pages: x, 427 Price: Europe EURO 145.00

Part of the set: Iconicity in Language and Literature: Volume 1: Form
Miming Meaning; Volume 2: The Motivated Sign; Volume 3: From Sign to
Signing; Volume 4: Outside-In - Inside-Out. 4 Volumes (set).

This fourth volume of the Iconicity series is, like its predecessors,
devoted to the study of iconicity in language and literature in all its
forms. Many of the papers turn the notion of iconicity 'inside-out', some
suggesting that 'less-is-more'; others focus on the cognitive factors
'inside' the brain that are important for the iconic phenomena that are
produced in the 'outside' world. In addition, this volume includes a paper
related to iconicity in music and its interaction with language. Other
papers range from the theoretical issues involved in the evolution of
language, to those that offer many 'inside-out' claims, such as claiming
that nouns are derived from pronouns, and as such should more properly be
called 'pro-pronouns'. Also, this volume includes perhaps the first
English-language analysis of the iconic aspects of sound symbolism in a
prayer from the Koran. This is a truly interdisciplinary collection that
should turn some of the notions of iconicity in language and literature
'outside-in' and 'inside-out'.

Table of contents

Preface and acknowledgements p.vii

List of contributors p.ix

Introduction: Iconicity in-side-out
William J. Herlofsky, Costantino Maeder and Olga Fischer pp.1-12

Theoretical issues

Iconicity or iconization? Probing the dynamic interface between language
and perception
Paul Bouissac pp.15-37
On the role of iconic motivation in conceptual metaphor: Has metaphor
theory come full circle?
Beate Hampe pp.39-66
Relative motivation in Gustave Guillaume's theory
Philippe Monneret pp.67-78
The beginnings of iconicity in the work of F. T. Marinetti
Peter Gahl pp.79-93

Negative or inverted iconicity
Mimesis lost - meaning gained
Alwin Fill pp.97-111
Non-supplemented blanks in works of literature as forms of 'iconicity of
Werner Wolf pp.113-132
Photographs in narrative
Christina Ljungberg pp.133-149
Coconut shells and creaking doors: A semiotic approach to the avant-garde
radio play's sound-effects
John J. White pp.151-169

Iconicity and sound
The iconic-cognitive role of fricatives and plosives: A phono-semantic
analysis of a classical Arabic prayer Al-falaq
Afnan H. Fatani pp.173-193
Iconic uses of rhyme
Max Nänny pp.195-215
Iconic strategies in Monteverdi's Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi : "Altri
canti d'amor"
Christophe Georis pp.217-237

Iconicity and structure

Frozen locutions - frozen dimensions: LEFT and RIGHT in English, German and
Doris Schönefeld pp.241-265
Some iconic correlations in language and their impact on the parole-langue
Pablo I. Kirtchuk-Halevi pp.267-286
The iconicity of infinitival complementation in Present-day English causatives
Willem Hollmann pp.287-306
Linguistic representations of motion events: What is signifier and what is
Dan I. Slobin pp.307-322
Now you see it, now you don't: Imagic diagrams in the spatial mapping of
signed (JSL) discourse
William J. Herlofsky pp.323-345

Iconicity and narrative
Pirandello's Si Gira : Iconicity and titles
Isabella Sardo pp.349-358
Narrative structures and iconicity in Yasmina Reza's Une désolation
Barbara Kuhn pp.359-374
Iconicity as a function of point of view
Elżbieta Tabakowska pp.375-387
Iconic functions of phraseological units and metaphor
Judith Munat pp.389-410

Author index p.411

Subject index p.417

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (ENG )

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