By F. K. Erhard Voeltz (Ed.), Christa Kilian-Hatz (Ed.)
The current quantity represents a range of papers awarded on the overseas Symposium on Ideophones held in January 1999 in St. Augustin, Germany. They focus on the next hypotheses: Ideophones are common; and represent a grammatical type in all languages of the realm; ideophones and related phrases have a distinct dramaturgic functionality that differs from all different be aware sessions: they simulate an occasion, an emotion, a conception via language. as well as this special functionality, a great number of formal parallels may be saw. The languages handled the following reveal strikingly related styles of derivational techniques related to ideophones. An both common universal function is the advent of ideophones through a verbum dicendi or complementizer. one other commentary issues the sound-symbolic habit of ideophones. hence the observe formation of ideophones differs from different phrases of their tendency for iconicity and sound-symbolism. ultimately it's made transparent that ideophones are a part of spoken language — the language sign in, the place gestures are used — instead of written language.
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Ideophones by F. K. Erhard Voeltz (Ed.), Christa Kilian-Hatz (Ed.)