International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics
Ed. by Roelcke, Thorsten / Kelih, Emmerich / Köhler, Reinhard
Editorial Board: Altmann, Gabriel / Andreev, Sergey / Bär, Jochen A. / Embleton, Sheila / Gries, Stefan Th. / Grzybek, Peter / Leiss, Elisabeth / Liu, Haitao / Macutek, Ján / Bruch Nemcová, Emilia / Patrás, Vladimír / Sanada, Haruko / Wilson, Andrew
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CiteScore 2017: 0.21
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Phonetic composition of words denoting 24 polar concepts (big, little, strong, weak, hot, cold, light, dark, fast, slow, etc.) in 53 languages has been statistically investigated. Statistical universal connections between certain phonetic and semantic units, the correlation between scales, as well as the correlation between unrelated languages have been found. Factors causing phonetic symbolism, phonetic symbolism oppositions, the relation between objective and subjective phonetic symbolism, the coexistence of phonetic symbolism and arbitrariness of the linguistic sign are discussed.
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