Metaphor and Iconicity: A Cognitive Approach to Analyzing Texts

Metaphor and Iconicity: A Cognitive Approach to Analyzing Texts

by M. Hiraga
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403933456

ISBN-13: 9781403933454

Pub. Date: 12/10/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Metaphor and Iconicity attempts to clarify the interplay of metaphor and iconicity in the creation and interpretation of spoken and written texts from a cognitive perspective. There are various degrees in which metaphor and iconicity manifest themselves, ranging from sound symbolism and parallelism in poetic discourse to word order, inflectional forms, and other

Overview

Metaphor and Iconicity attempts to clarify the interplay of metaphor and iconicity in the creation and interpretation of spoken and written texts from a cognitive perspective. There are various degrees in which metaphor and iconicity manifest themselves, ranging from sound symbolism and parallelism in poetic discourse to word order, inflectional forms, and other grammatical structures in ordinary discourse. The book makes unique contributions to the study of the relationship of form and meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403933454
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/10/2004
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements PART ONE: FRAMEWORK Introduction Methodological Framework PART TWO: ANALYSES Manifestation of Metaphor-Icon Links: Prototypical Examples Vision as Meaning Sound as Meaning PART THREE: FURTHER ISSUES The Interplay of Metaphor and Iconicity in Grammar and Discourse Iconicity and Written Language Conclusions Notes References Index

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