Advertisement

The Interplay of Metaphor and Iconicity in Grammar and Discourse

  • Masako K. Hiraga

Abstract

The preceding chapters (Chapters 1–5) deal with the interplay of metaphor and iconicity in the foregrounded case of poetic texts. By focusing on a number of short Japanese and English poems, these chapters were devoted to the demonstration of metaphor-icon links and their complexity, both at the visual and the auditory levels, in their two basic manifestations: iconic moments residing in metaphor; and metaphor giving iconic interpretation to form. Throughout the analyses it has been argued that the relationship between form and meaning in poetic texts is primarily motivated rather than arbitrary.

Keywords

Word Order Temporal Distance Head Noun Linguistic Form Diagrammatic Mapping 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Masako K. Hiraga 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masako K. Hiraga

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations