The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature - Iconicity in Language & Literature 2 (Hardback)
  • The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature - Iconicity in Language & Literature 2 (Hardback)
zoom

The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature - Iconicity in Language & Literature 2 (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£109.00
Hardback 401 Pages / Published: 01/12/2000
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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).

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027225740
Number of pages: 401
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm

You may also be interested in...

Think Again
Added to basket
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
An Unkindness of Ravens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
How Language Began
Added to basket
Thank You for Arguing
Added to basket
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
Mythologies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Word Play
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Write to the Point
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Will to Power
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Making the Father of the Bride's Speech
Added to basket
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket
Through the Language Glass
Added to basket
Confabulations
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.