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Title: Iconic Investigations
Edited By: Lars Elleström
Olga Fischer
Christina Ljungberg
Series Title: Iconicity in Language and Literature 12

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027243485
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
U.K. £ 88.00
Europe EURO 111.30
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027272232
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
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