Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Sound Symbolism (Hardback)
  • Sound Symbolism (Hardback)
zoom

Sound Symbolism (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£77.00
Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 26/01/1995
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Sound symbolism is the study of the relationship between the sound of an utterance and its meaning. In this interdisciplinary collection of new studies, twenty-four leading scholars discuss the role of sound symbolism in a theory of language. They consider sound symbolic processes in a wide range of languages from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. Beginning with an evocative typology of sound symbolic processes, they go on to examine not only the well-known areas of study, such as onomatopoeia and size sound symbolism, but also less frequently discussed topics such as the sound symbolic value of vocatives and of involuntary noises, and the marginal areas of 'conventional sound symbolism', such as phonesthemes. The book concludes with a series of studies on the biological basis of sound symbolism, and draws comparisons with the communication systems of other species. This is a definitive work on the role of sound symbolism in a theory of language.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521452199
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

British Sign Language: Teach Yourself
Added to basket
Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Modern Toss: Tossary of Terms
Added to basket
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket
Babel
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
An Unkindness of Ravens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
It's All Greek
Added to basket
Dent's Modern Tribes
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
Making the Father of the Bride's Speech
Added to basket
The Will to Power
Added to basket
Lost in Translation
Added to basket
How Language Began
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.