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Author Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (3rd : 2001 : Jena, Germany)

Title From sign to signing : iconicity in language and literature 3 / edited by Wolfgang G. Müller, Olga Fischer
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., [2003]
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Contents Introduction : from signing back to signs / Olga Fischer and Wolfgang G. Müller -- The influence of sign language iconicity on semantic conceptualization / Klaudia Grote and Erika Linz -- What you see is what you get : iconicity and metaphor in the visual language of written and signed poetry : a cognitive poetic approach / William J. Herlofsky -- Spatial iconicity in two English verb classes / Axel Hübler -- What imitates birdcalls? : two experiments on birdcalls and their linguistic representations / Keiko Masuda -- Perspective in experimental shaped poetry : a semiotic approach / John J. White -- Where reading peters out : iconic images in the entropic text / Julian Moyle -- Iconic representation of space and time in Vladimir Sorokin's novel The queue (Ochered') / Andreas Ohme -- "Vision and prayer" : Dylan Thomas and the power of X / Matthias Bauer -- Diagrams in narrative : visual strategies in contemporary fiction / Christina Ljungberg -- The iconicity of Afrikaans reduplication / C. Jac Conradie -- Diagrammatic iconicity in the lexicon : base and derivation in the history of German verbal word-formation / Volker Harm -- Creative syntax : iconic principles within the symbolic / Beate Hampe and Doris Schönefeld -- Aspects of grammatical iconicity in English / Guenter Rohdenburg -- Beatrice, or, The geometry of love / Wilhelm Pötters -- How metaphor and iconicity are entwined in poetry : a case in haiku / Masako K. Hiraga -- Intermedial iconicity in fiction : tema con variazioni / Werner Wolf -- Iconicity and literary translation / Elżbieta Tabakowska -- Iconizing literature / Jorgen Dines Johansen -- From signal to symbol : towards a systems typology of linguistic signs / Piotr Sadowski
Summary This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999) and The Motivated Sign (2001), offers a selection of papers given at the Third International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (Jena 2001). The studies collected here present a number of new departures. Special consideration is given to the way non-linguistic visual and auditory signs (such as gestures and bird sounds) are represented in language, and more specifically in 'signed' language, and how such signs influence semantic conceptualization. Other studies examine more closely how visual signs and representations of time a
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Subject Iconicity (Linguistics) -- Congresses.
Philology -- Congresses.
Semiotics -- Congresses.
Sign language -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Fischer, Olga.
Müller, Wolfgang G.
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
ISBN 9027296316 (electronic bk.)
9789027296313 (electronic bk.)
(U.S. ; alk. paper)