Outside-in - inside-out: Iconicity in Language and Literacy 4

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This fourth volume of the Iconicity series is like its predecessors devoted to the study of iconicity in language and literature in all its forms. Many of the papers turn the notion of iconicity ‘inside-out’, some suggesting that ‘less-is-more’; others focus on the cognitive factors ‘inside’ the brain that are important for the iconic phenomena that are produced in the ‘outside’ world. In addition this volume includes a paper related to iconicity in music and its interaction with language. Other papers range from...
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Overview

This fourth volume of the Iconicity series is like its predecessors devoted to the study of iconicity in language and literature in all its forms. Many of the papers turn the notion of iconicity ‘inside-out’, some suggesting that ‘less-is-more’; others focus on the cognitive factors ‘inside’ the brain that are important for the iconic phenomena that are produced in the ‘outside’ world. In addition this volume includes a paper related to iconicity in music and its interaction with language. Other papers range from the theoretical issues involved in the evolution of language, to those that offer many ‘inside-out’ claims, such as claiming that nouns are derived from pronouns, and as such should more properly be called ‘pro-pronouns’. Also, this volume includes perhaps the first English-language analysis of the iconic aspects of sound symbolism in a prayer from the Koran. This is a truly interdisciplinary collection that should turn some of the notions of iconicity in language and literature ‘outside-in’ and ‘inside-out’.
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Introduction : iconicity in-side-out 1
Iconicity or iconization? : probing the dynamic interface between language and perception 15
On the role of iconic motivation in conceptual metaphor : has metaphor theory come full circle? 39
Relative motivation in Gustave Guillaume's theory 67
The beginnings of iconicity in the work of F. T. Marinetti 79
Mimesis lost - meaning gained 97
Non-supplemented blanks in works of literature as forms of 'iconicity of absence' 113
Photographs in narrative 133
Coconut shells and creaking doors : a semiotic approach to the avant-garde radio play's sound-effects 151
The iconic-cognitive role of fricatives and plosives : a phono-semantic analysis of a classical Arabic prayer Al-falaq 173
Iconic uses of rhyme 195
Iconic strategies in Monteverdi's Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi : "Altri canti d'amor" 217
Frozen locutions - frozen dimensions : left and right in English, German and Russian 241
Some iconic correlations in language and their impact on the parole-langue dichotomy 267
The iconicity of infinitival complementation in present-day English causatives 287
Linguistic representations of motion events : what is signifier and what is signified? 307
Now you see it, now you don't : imagic diagrams in the spatial mapping of signed (JSL) discourse 323
Pirandello's Si Gira : iconicity and titles 349
Narrative structures and iconicity in Yasmina Reza's Une desolation 359
Iconicity as a function of point of view 375
Iconic functions of phraseological units and metaphor 389
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