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LINGUIST List 18.551

Mon Feb 19 2007

Books: Phonology: Hinton, Nichols, Ohala (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Sound Symbolism: Hinton, Nichols, Ohala (Eds)

Message 1: Sound Symbolism: Hinton, Nichols, Ohala (Eds)
Date: 16-Feb-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Sound Symbolism: Hinton, Nichols, Ohala (Eds)

Title: Sound Symbolism
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Leanne Hinton
Editor: Johanna Nichols
Editor: John J Ohala
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026776 Pages: 383 Price: U.S. $ 58.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026776 Pages: 383 Price: U.K. £ 33.00

Sound symbolism is the study of the relationship between the sound of an
utterance and its meaning. In this interdisciplinary collection of new
studies, twenty-four leading scholars discuss the role of sound symbolism
in a theory of language. They consider sound symbolic processes in a wide
range of languages from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and
South America. Beginning with an evocative typology of sound symbolic
processes, they go on to examine not only the well-known areas of study,
such as onomatopoeia and size sound symbolism, but also less frequently
discussed topics such as the sound symbolic value of vocatives and of
involuntary noises, and the marginal areas of 'conventional sound
symbolism', such as phonesthemes. The book concludes with a series of
studies on the biological basis of sound symbolism, and draws comparisons
with the communication systems of other species. This is a definitive work
on the role of sound symbolism in a theory of language.

"All of the papers are sources of tantalizing, testable hypotheses... of
considerable value and evidence of a welcome renewal of interest in some
very old questions."
--Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

List of contributors;

1. Introduction: Sound-symbolic processes, Leanne Hinton, Johanna Nichols,
John Ohala;

Part I. Native American Languages North of Mexico:
2. Symbolism in Nez Perce, Haruo Aoki;
3. Nootkan vocative vocalism and its implications, William H. Jacobsen Jr;
4. Relative motivation in denotational and indexical sound symbolism of
Wasco-Wishram Chinookan, Michael Silverstein;

Part II. Native Languages of Latin America:
5. Symbolism and change in the sound system of Huastec, Terrence Kaufman;
6. Evidence for pervasive synesthetic sound symbolism in ethnozoological
nomenclature, Brent Berlin;
7. Noise words in Guaraní, Margaret Langdon;

Part III. Asia:
8. i: big a: small, Gerard Diffloth;
9. Tone, intonation, and sound symbolism in Lahu: loading the syllable
canon, James A. Matisoff;
10. An experimental investigation into phonetic symbolism as it relates to
Mandarin Chinese, Randy J. Lapolla;
11. Palatalization in Japanese sound symbolism, Shoko Hamano;

Part IV. Australia and Africa:
12. Yir-Yiront ideophone, Barry Alpher;
13. African ideophones, G. Tucker Childs;

Part V. Europe:
14. Regular sound development, phonosymbolic orchestration, disambiguation
of homonyms, Yakov Malkiel;
15. Modern Greek ts: beyond sound symbolism, Brian D. Joseph;
16. On levels of analysis of sound symbolism in poetry, with an application
to Russian poetry, Tom M. S. Priestly;
17. Finnish and Gilyak sound symbolism - the interplay between system and
history Robert Austerlitz;

Part VI. English:
18. Phonosyntactics, Joan A. Sereno;
19. Aural images, Richard Rhodes;
20. Inanimate imitatives in English, Robert L. Oswalt;

Part VII. The Biological Bases of Sound Symbolism:
21. Some observations on the function of sound in clinical work, Peter F.
Ostwald; 22. The frequency code underlies the sound-symbolic use of voice
pitch, John J. Ohala;
23. Sound symbolism and its role in non-human vertebrate communication,
Eugene S. Morton;


Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Written In: English (eng )

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-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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