Palgrave Studies in Sound

Onomatopoeia and Relevance

Communication of Impressions via Sound

Authors: Sasamoto, Ryoko

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  • Offers English-language readers the first book-length study of this important emerging area of research
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  • Presents an original engagement with fundamental debates in semantics and pragmatics relating to form and meaning
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  • Appeals across disciplines into media studies, cultural studies, and Asian studies
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This book aims to provide an account of both what and how onomatopoeia communicate by applying ideas from the relevance theoretic framework of utterance interpretation.  It focuses on two main aspects of the topic:  the contribution that onomatopoeia make to communication and the nature of multimodal communication.  This is applied in three domains (food discourse, visual culture in Asia and translation) in the final sections of the book. It will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of pragmatics, semantics, cognitive linguistics, stylistics, philosophy of language, literature, translation, and Asian studies.

About the authors

Ryoko Sasamoto is Associate Professor in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) and a member of Centre for Translation and Textual Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland.


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“This is a beautifully-written, thought-provoking book and a timely welcome addition to the literature on this subject. In particular, Sasamoto provides a welcome antidote to the plethora of publications that adopt what is known as a ‘sound-symbolism’ view of onomatopoeia and iconicity generally: the entirely circular view that, ultimately, sounds are symbolic or iconic of something because they are. Everyone interested in language and communication should read it.” (Tim Wharton, University of Brighton, UK)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Onomatopoeia and Relevance
Book Subtitle
Communication of Impressions via Sound
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sound
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26318-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26318-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26317-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 259
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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