Diachronic Problems in PhonosymbolismeBook - 1990
Phonosymbolism, or sound symbolism (Lautsymbolik), is a vital ingredient of language growth. Many serious scholars, however, have regarded it with embarrassment or indifference. A cautious reintroduction of phonosymbolism as a factor responsible for changes undergone, in varying degrees, by most languages would now seem to be in order. The present volume brings together a number of recent articles on this subject, focusing mostly on problems from Romance languages, especially Spanish; but English also figures prominently.
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1990.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (274 pages).