A growing body of literature in psychology, linguistics, and the neurosciences has paid increasing attention to the understanding of the relationships between phonological representations of words and their meaning: a phenomenon also known as phonological iconicity.In this article, we investigate how a text's intended emotional meaning, particularly in literature and poetry, may be reflected at the level of sublexical phonological salience and the use of foregrounded elements.The Russian Formalists were the first to examine these questions in a systematic fashion.They took the position that the phonological structure of poetry has a function beyond the decorative, and should be an object of study in its own right.
B ERGEN University of Hawai'iat Manoa The psychological reality of English phonaesthemes is demonstrated through aprimingexperi-mentwithnative speakers of American English.
These clusters have been given the name phonesthemes . Can you think of other clusters that function this way?
sn-: snarl, sneer, snore, snigger, snub, snort, sneeze, sniff sp-: spatter, spew, spit, spout, spray, spurt, sputter fl-: flail, flap, flare ...
Formal methods and declarative technologies have recently witnessed a growing interest as a means to address such issues.
The thesis provides a description of voice in Estonian, through an in-depth study of four valencyreducing constructions: the impersonal, personal passive, generic apersonal, and "...