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Mon Apr 08 2013

Books: Iconic Investigations: Elleström, Fischer, Ljungberg (Eds)

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Date: 03-Apr-2013
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Subject: Iconic Investigations: Elleström, Fischer, Ljungberg (Eds)
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Title: Iconic Investigations Series Title: Iconicity in Language and Literature 12 Published: 2013 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Lars Elleström Editor: Olga Fischer Editor: Christina Ljungberg Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272232 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272232 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272232 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027243485 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027243485 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027243485 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Written In: English (eng)

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