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Language from the Body : Iconicity and Metaphor in American Sign Language.

By: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (274 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511152771
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Language from the Body : Iconicity and Metaphor in American Sign LanguageDDC classification:
  • 419
LOC classification:
  • HV2474 .T38 2001
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Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER ONE A Glimpse of the Material -- THE ABUNDANCE OF VISUAL IMAGERY IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE -- THE SIGN IS NOT ALWAYS ARBITRARY -- METAPHOR LETS ICONIC SIGNS HAVE ABSTRACT MEANINGS -- CONCEPTUAL MAPPINGS EXPLAIN ICONICITY AND METAPHOR -- MAPPINGS AND LINGUISTIC THEORY -- A PREVIEW OF THE BOOK -- CHAPTER TWO Motivation and Linguistic Theory -- ARBITRARY, PREDICTABLE … OR MOTIVATED? -- THE GOALS OF LINGUISTIC THEORY -- COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS -- CHAPTER THREE Iconicity Defined and Demonstrated -- ICONICITY AND RESEMBLANCE DEFINED -- EXAMPLES OF SPOKEN-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- EXAMPLES OF SIGNED-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- APPROACHES TO ICONICITY IN LINGUISTIC THEORY -- CHAPTER FOUR The Analogue-Building Model of Linguistic Iconicity -- THE ANALOGUE-BUILDING MODEL: IMAGE SELECTION, SCHEMATIZATION, AND ENCODING -- Image Selection -- Schematization -- Encoding -- ADDITIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE MODEL -- ICONICITY AND MIME COMPARED -- IMPLICATIONS OF THE ANALOGUE-BUILDING MODEL -- CHAPTER FIVE Survey of Iconicity in Signed and Spoken Languages -- INTRODUCTION -- ICONICITY IN SPOKEN LANGUAGES -- RELATION BETWEEN CONCEPT AND IMAGE IN SPOKEN-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- ICONIC DEVICES IN SIGNED LANGUAGES -- Physical Entities Represent Themselves -- Shape of Articulators Represents Shape of Referent -- Movement of Articulators Represents Movement of Referent -- A Special Set of Patterns: Representation of Body Parts -- Shape of Articulators' Path Represents Shape of Referent -- Locations in Signing Space Represent Locations in Mental Spaces -- Size of Articulation Represents Size of Referent -- Number of Articulators Represents Number of Referents -- Temporal Ordering of Signing Represents Temporal Ordering of Events -- Signing Represents Signing.
RELATION BETWEEN CONCEPT AND IMAGE IN SIGNED-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- CONCLUSION: ONE PHENOMENON, MANY MANIFESTATIONS -- CHAPTER SIX Metaphor in American Sign Language: The Double Mapping -- CONCEPTUAL METAPHOR THEORY -- THE DOUBLE MAPPING OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE METAPHORICAL SIGNS -- COMMUNICATING IS SENDING in American Sign Language -- TOPICS ARE LOCATIONS -- ANALOGUE-BUILDING MODEL OF METAPHORICAL ICONICITY -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER SEVEN Many Metaphors in a Single Sign -- SINGLE-PARAMETER METAPHORS -- THE FUTURE IS AHEAD -- INTIMACY IS PROXIMITY -- INTENSITY IS QUANTITY -- MULTIPLE METAPHORICAL PARAMETERS IN A SINGLE SIGN -- METAPHORICAL ICONICITY AND PURE ICONICITY IN A SINGLE SIGN -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER EIGHT The Vertical Scale as Source Domain -- MULTIPLE USES OF A SINGLE SOURCE DOMAIN -- MORE IS UP -- GOOD IS UP -- POWERFUL IS UP -- ANALYSIS IS DIGGING -- DIFFERENT MOTIVATIONS FOR DIFFERENT USES -- CHAPTER NINE Verb Agreement Paths in American Sign Language -- AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE VERB AGREEMENT -- THE SEMANTICS OF VERBS -- HOW AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE VERBS MOVE THROUGH SIGNING SPACE -- SEMANTIC AND PHONOLOGICAL BASIS FOR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE'S VERB CLASSES -- DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT: PATHS IN SIGNING SPACE -- DEFEAT: The Action-Chain Path -- GIVE: Literal and Action-Chain Paths Aligned -- INFORM: Metaphorical and Action-Chain Paths Aligned -- TAKE: Literal and Action-Chain Paths in Conflict -- QUOTE: Metaphorical and Action-Chain Paths in Conflict -- BORROW: Two Literal Paths -- ASK: Two Metaphorical Paths -- INVITE: Profiled Metaphorical Path, Backgrounded Literal Path -- PAY and SELL: Two Equally Asserted Literal Paths -- DISCUSS: Completely Balanced Paths -- LOOK and PERCEIVE-BY-EYES: EXP and THEME Arguments -- A MODEL OF VERB AGREEMENT PATHS -- VERB AGREEMENT IS PREDICTABLE.
CHAPTER TEN Complex Superposition of Metaphors in an American Sign Language Poem -- METAPHOR AND POETRY -- STAGES OF "THE TREASURE" -- 1. Introduction: Signing Is "Underground" -- 2. Poet Begins Her Analysis -- 3. Gleaming Treasure Uncovered -- 4. Poet Attempts to Communicate with Those on the Surface -- 5. Treasure Completely Reburied -- 6. Coda: Treasure is Still-Alive -- METAPHORICAL COMPOSITES IN "THE TREASURE" -- The First Framing: LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS IS ARCHEOLOGY -- The Central Episode: Discovering the Treasure -- The Second Framing: OPPRESSION IS BURIAL -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER ELEVEN The Future of Signed-Language Research -- OUR PAST -- OUR CHALLENGE -- THE IMPORTANCE OF ICONICITY AND METAPHOR -- A NOTE ON "LOSS OF ICONICITY" -- OUR FUTURE -- APPENDIX ONE Glossing Conventions -- APPENDIX TWO Translation of "The Treasure" -- References -- Index.
Summary: Language from the Body deals with iconicity and metaphor in American sign language.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER ONE A Glimpse of the Material -- THE ABUNDANCE OF VISUAL IMAGERY IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE -- THE SIGN IS NOT ALWAYS ARBITRARY -- METAPHOR LETS ICONIC SIGNS HAVE ABSTRACT MEANINGS -- CONCEPTUAL MAPPINGS EXPLAIN ICONICITY AND METAPHOR -- MAPPINGS AND LINGUISTIC THEORY -- A PREVIEW OF THE BOOK -- CHAPTER TWO Motivation and Linguistic Theory -- ARBITRARY, PREDICTABLE … OR MOTIVATED? -- THE GOALS OF LINGUISTIC THEORY -- COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS -- CHAPTER THREE Iconicity Defined and Demonstrated -- ICONICITY AND RESEMBLANCE DEFINED -- EXAMPLES OF SPOKEN-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- EXAMPLES OF SIGNED-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- APPROACHES TO ICONICITY IN LINGUISTIC THEORY -- CHAPTER FOUR The Analogue-Building Model of Linguistic Iconicity -- THE ANALOGUE-BUILDING MODEL: IMAGE SELECTION, SCHEMATIZATION, AND ENCODING -- Image Selection -- Schematization -- Encoding -- ADDITIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE MODEL -- ICONICITY AND MIME COMPARED -- IMPLICATIONS OF THE ANALOGUE-BUILDING MODEL -- CHAPTER FIVE Survey of Iconicity in Signed and Spoken Languages -- INTRODUCTION -- ICONICITY IN SPOKEN LANGUAGES -- RELATION BETWEEN CONCEPT AND IMAGE IN SPOKEN-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- ICONIC DEVICES IN SIGNED LANGUAGES -- Physical Entities Represent Themselves -- Shape of Articulators Represents Shape of Referent -- Movement of Articulators Represents Movement of Referent -- A Special Set of Patterns: Representation of Body Parts -- Shape of Articulators' Path Represents Shape of Referent -- Locations in Signing Space Represent Locations in Mental Spaces -- Size of Articulation Represents Size of Referent -- Number of Articulators Represents Number of Referents -- Temporal Ordering of Signing Represents Temporal Ordering of Events -- Signing Represents Signing.

RELATION BETWEEN CONCEPT AND IMAGE IN SIGNED-LANGUAGE ICONICITY -- CONCLUSION: ONE PHENOMENON, MANY MANIFESTATIONS -- CHAPTER SIX Metaphor in American Sign Language: The Double Mapping -- CONCEPTUAL METAPHOR THEORY -- THE DOUBLE MAPPING OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE METAPHORICAL SIGNS -- COMMUNICATING IS SENDING in American Sign Language -- TOPICS ARE LOCATIONS -- ANALOGUE-BUILDING MODEL OF METAPHORICAL ICONICITY -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER SEVEN Many Metaphors in a Single Sign -- SINGLE-PARAMETER METAPHORS -- THE FUTURE IS AHEAD -- INTIMACY IS PROXIMITY -- INTENSITY IS QUANTITY -- MULTIPLE METAPHORICAL PARAMETERS IN A SINGLE SIGN -- METAPHORICAL ICONICITY AND PURE ICONICITY IN A SINGLE SIGN -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER EIGHT The Vertical Scale as Source Domain -- MULTIPLE USES OF A SINGLE SOURCE DOMAIN -- MORE IS UP -- GOOD IS UP -- POWERFUL IS UP -- ANALYSIS IS DIGGING -- DIFFERENT MOTIVATIONS FOR DIFFERENT USES -- CHAPTER NINE Verb Agreement Paths in American Sign Language -- AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE VERB AGREEMENT -- THE SEMANTICS OF VERBS -- HOW AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE VERBS MOVE THROUGH SIGNING SPACE -- SEMANTIC AND PHONOLOGICAL BASIS FOR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE'S VERB CLASSES -- DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT: PATHS IN SIGNING SPACE -- DEFEAT: The Action-Chain Path -- GIVE: Literal and Action-Chain Paths Aligned -- INFORM: Metaphorical and Action-Chain Paths Aligned -- TAKE: Literal and Action-Chain Paths in Conflict -- QUOTE: Metaphorical and Action-Chain Paths in Conflict -- BORROW: Two Literal Paths -- ASK: Two Metaphorical Paths -- INVITE: Profiled Metaphorical Path, Backgrounded Literal Path -- PAY and SELL: Two Equally Asserted Literal Paths -- DISCUSS: Completely Balanced Paths -- LOOK and PERCEIVE-BY-EYES: EXP and THEME Arguments -- A MODEL OF VERB AGREEMENT PATHS -- VERB AGREEMENT IS PREDICTABLE.

CHAPTER TEN Complex Superposition of Metaphors in an American Sign Language Poem -- METAPHOR AND POETRY -- STAGES OF "THE TREASURE" -- 1. Introduction: Signing Is "Underground" -- 2. Poet Begins Her Analysis -- 3. Gleaming Treasure Uncovered -- 4. Poet Attempts to Communicate with Those on the Surface -- 5. Treasure Completely Reburied -- 6. Coda: Treasure is Still-Alive -- METAPHORICAL COMPOSITES IN "THE TREASURE" -- The First Framing: LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS IS ARCHEOLOGY -- The Central Episode: Discovering the Treasure -- The Second Framing: OPPRESSION IS BURIAL -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER ELEVEN The Future of Signed-Language Research -- OUR PAST -- OUR CHALLENGE -- THE IMPORTANCE OF ICONICITY AND METAPHOR -- A NOTE ON "LOSS OF ICONICITY" -- OUR FUTURE -- APPENDIX ONE Glossing Conventions -- APPENDIX TWO Translation of "The Treasure" -- References -- Index.

Language from the Body deals with iconicity and metaphor in American sign language.

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