Roman Jakobson

Roman Jakobson

For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc.More Roman Jakobson quotes [08/07/2011 03:08:09]
In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.More Roman Jakobson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is once again the vexing problem of identity within variety; without a solution to this disturbing problem there can be no system, no classification.More Roman Jakobson quotes [08/07/2011 03:08:45]
The search for the symbolic value of phonemes, each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities, bundles of different distinctive features.More Roman Jakobson quotes [08/07/2011 03:08:49]
Acoustic phonetics, which is developing and increasing in richness very rapidly, already enables us to solve many of the mysteries of sound, mysteries which motor phonetics could not even begin to solve.More Roman Jakobson quotes [08/07/2011 03:08:34]

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