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The Sound-Symbolic System of Japanese - Studies in Japanese Linguistics 10 (Hardback)
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The Sound-Symbolic System of Japanese - Studies in Japanese Linguistics 10 (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 01/06/1998
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This book is the first theoretical study of sound-symbolic expressions in Japanese commonly known as mimetic words. It identifies stringent linguistic constraints on these expressions and demonstrates that they form an intricate linguistic system rather than a collection of ad hoc expressions. It then carefully identifies the sound-symbolic meanings of sound units so as to make the elusive meaning of each sound-symbolic expression fully comprehensible. In addition, this book describes a number of interesting facts about the history of the Japanese language which mimetic words reveal.

Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
ISBN: 9781575861456
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm

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