The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature 2

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Olga Fischer, Max Nänny
John Benjamins Publishing, 1. 1. 2001 - 387 strán (strany)
This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999), offers a selection of papers given at the second international symposium on iconicity (Amsterdam 1999). In the light of semiotic, linguistic and literary theory the studies gathered here investigate how iconicity works on all levels of language, in literary texts and other forms of verbal discourse. They investigate, among other subjects, the semiotic foundations of iconicity, the role played by iconicity in language evolution and in the way words are positioned syntactically. Special consideration is given to the iconic nature of metaphor and the 'mise en abyme', to iconically motivated punctuation and other typographic matters such as the manipulation of colour, fonts and spacing in advertising and in poetry. Other studies show how iconicity influences Shakespeare's rhetoric, the structural design of Margaret Atwood's writings and the changing fashions in fictional landscape description. Thus, these analyses of 'the motivated sign' represent yet another strong challenge to Saussure's dogma of arbitrariness (Jakobson).
 

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PART I
4
PART III
7
Semiotic foundations of iconicity in language and literature
17
The semiotics of the miseenabyme
29
Icons anaphors and the evolution of language
55
The iconicity of English gl words
69
The case of the cucurbits
89
Iconicity
109
Iconoclasm and iconicity in seventeenthcentury English poetry
211
The English S and OFgenitives
229
The position of the adjective in Old English from an iconic
249
Present participles as iconic expressions
277
A note on the iconic force of rhetorical figures
305
The emergence of experiential iconicity and spatial perspective
323
Iconic dimensions in Margaret Atwoods poetry and prose
351
Author index
367

Ellipsis marks in a historical perspective
135
Iconic functions of long and short lines
157
Motive and method in miming
189

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