LINGUIST List 24.1574

Sat Apr 06 2013

Books: Prosody and Iconicity: Hancil, Hirst (Eds)

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Date: 03-Apr-2013
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Subject: Prosody and Iconicity: Hancil, Hirst (Eds)
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Title: Prosody and Iconicity Series Title: Iconicity in Language and Literature 13 Published: 2013 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Sylvie Hancil Editor: Daniel Hirst Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272195 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272195 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272195 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027243492 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027243492 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027243492 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00

The contributions to this volume focus on the interrelation between prosody and iconicity and shed new light on the topic by enlarging the number of parameters traditionally considered, and by confronting various theoretical backgrounds. The parameters taken into account include socio-linguistic criteria (age, sex, socio-economic category, region); different kinds of speech situation; affect (attitudes and emotions); gestures; morpho-syntactic constraints. The analysis is pursued in theoretical frameworks such as Information Structure theory, Grice's theory, Relevance theory, experiential blending, Gussenhoven's biological codes, prosodic modelling, automatic detection. The languages covered include English, French, Italian, Swedish, Egyptian Arabic, and Majorcan Catalan. The book will be of great interest to linguists working on prosody.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Egyptian (arz)                             Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat)                             English (eng)                             French (fra)                             Italian (ita)                             Swedish (swe)
Written In: English (eng)

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