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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 April 18th 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA
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