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The Resource Rhyme over reason : phonological motivation in English, Réka Benczes, (electronic resource)

Rhyme over reason : phonological motivation in English, Réka Benczes, (electronic resource)

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Rhyme over reason : phonological motivation in English
Title
Rhyme over reason
Title remainder
phonological motivation in English
Statement of responsibility
Réka Benczes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We are fascinated by what words sound like. This fascination also drives us to search for meaning in sound - thereby contradicting the principle of the arbitrariness of the linguistic sign. Phonesthemes, onomatopoeia or rhyming compounds all share the property of carrying meaning by virtue of what they sound like, simply because language users establish an association between form and meaning. By drawing on a wide array of examples, ranging from conventionalized words and expressions to brand names and slogans, Réka Benczes offers a comprehensive account of the role that sound symbolism and rhyme/alliteration plays in English, and by doing so, advocates a more relaxed view of the category 'morpheme' that is able to incorporate less regular word-formation processes"--
  • "Rhyme over Reason We are fascinated by what words sound like. This fascination also drives us to search for meaning in sound - thereby contradicting the principle of the arbitrariness of the linguistic sign. Phonesthemes, onomatopoeia or rhyming compounds all share the property of carrying meaning by virtue of what they sound like, simply because language users establish an association between form and meaning. By drawing on a wide array of examples, ranging from conventionalized words and expressions to brand names and slogans, Reka Benczes offers a comprehensive account of the role that sound symbolism and rhyme/alliteration plays in English, and by doing so, advocates a more relaxed view of the category "morpheme" that is able to incorporate less regular word- formation processes"--
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Benczes, Réka
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • English language
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Sound symbolism
Label
Rhyme over reason : phonological motivation in English, Réka Benczes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Phonological motivation in language evolution and development; 3. Phonetic symbolism; 4. Onomatopoeia; 5. Rhyme and alliteration in blends and compounds; 6. Words, words, words: rhyme and repetition in multi-word expressions; 7. Conclusions: the piggy in the middle
Control code
ssj0002102093
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108491877
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018037331
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002102093
Label
Rhyme over reason : phonological motivation in English, Réka Benczes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Phonological motivation in language evolution and development; 3. Phonetic symbolism; 4. Onomatopoeia; 5. Rhyme and alliteration in blends and compounds; 6. Words, words, words: rhyme and repetition in multi-word expressions; 7. Conclusions: the piggy in the middle
Control code
ssj0002102093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108491877
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018037331
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002102093

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