sound symbolism


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sound′ sym`bolism


n.
a nonarbitrary connection between phonetic features of linguistic items and their meanings.
[1875–80]
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Critique: One of the oldest forms of the literary arts, poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre, to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
We call this phenomenon sound symbolism, and modern linguistic research has found support for Plato's position.
In particular, it describes how and why the study of sound symbolism can be advantageous to EFL learners.
Dr Kita added that these findings reveal that sound symbolism allows 11-month-old infants to spontaneously bind the speech sound and the visual referent, and this spontaneous binding may provide infants an insight that spoken words refers to objects you can see in the world.
Poetry is a form of literary art which uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language - such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre - to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
The new state anthem was adopted in 2006 in order to promote the country's sound symbolism.
The phenomenon of sound symbolism had not been openly accepted and studied till relatively recently.
Sound symbolism holds that the vocal sounds in words have meanings in and of themselves.
Here, he offers a field guide of strategies for creating all types of effective and memorable short messages, showing how to use tools such as double meanings, metaphor, and sound symbolism.
Chapter 4 is on sound symbolism and Chapter 5 on folk etymology.
Most discussions in the linguistic literature that touch on wild language are limited to sound symbolism and other phonological phenomena.