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|Title:||From 'thump' and 'swish' to 'this' and 'that': Sound symbolism in deictic modifiers|
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|Institution:||Université de Neuchâtel|
|Abstract:||This BA dissertation tests the hypothesis that proximal deictics favour /i/-type vowels where distals favour /u/- or /a/-type vowels, by constructing a 50 language sample and analyzing the typological distribution of the vowels present in the relevant deictics. This intends to correct previous studies, which have overemphasized standard average European languages and underemphasized Papuan languages when testing this hypothesis.|
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