Part I: Ideophones

Part I develops a typologically informed view of ideophones as marked words that depict sensory imagery, taking special care to show that the depictive mode of representation of ideophones is fundamental to their meaning and use.

  1. Defining ideophones
    Supplements: audio clips, Figure 2.1
  2. A research history of ideophones
    Supplements: facsimile of the first documented occurrence of the term ‘ideophone’ in English (1888)