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作者 Haiman, John, author
書名 Ideophones and the evolution of language / John Haiman
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781107069602 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  P299.I34 H24 2018    在架上    30630020112627
說明 ix, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-373) and indexes
Machine generated contents note: 1. The gestural origin theory of language genesis; 2. What are ideophones?; 3. Lexical origins of ideophones; 4. Suiting the word to the action: oral charades; 5. Ideophones as a possible solution to the ritualization problem; 6. Taming ideophones: from showing to telling; 7. Repetition in the genesis of signs, art, and ideophones
"Ideophones have been recognized in modern linguistics at least since 1935, but they still lie far outside the concerns of mainstream (Western) linguistic debate, in part because they are most richly attested in relatively unstudied (often unwritten) languages. The evolution of language, on the other hand, has recently become a fashionable topic, but all speculations so far have been almost totally data-free. Without disputing the tenet that there are no primitive languages, this book argues that ideophones may be an atavistic throwback to an earlier stage of communication, where sounds and gestures were paired in what can justifiably be called a 'prelinguistic' fashion. The structure of ideophones may also provide answers to deeper questions, among them how communicative gestures may themselves have emerged from practical actions. Moreover, their current distribution and behaviour provide hints as to how they may have become conventional words in languages with conventional rules"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Grammar, Comparative and general -- Ideaphone
Gestures -- History
Semiotic -- History
Language and languages -- Philosophy
Historical linguistics
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology. bisacsh
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