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Sounds Like Life: Sound-Symbolic Grammar, Performance, and Cognition in Pastaza Quechua

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Sound-symbolism occurs when words resemble the sounds associated with the phenomena they attempt to describe, rather than an arbitrary representation. For example the word raven is arbitrary in that it does not resemble a raven; cuckoo, however, is sound -symbolic in that it resembles the bird's call.
In Sounds Like Life, Janis Nuckolls studies the occurrence of sound-symb
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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published July 19th 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1996)
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