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Title:SOUND SYMBOLISM IN J.K. ROWLING'S HARRY POTTER
Authors:Stojov, Nataša (Author)
Jurančič, Klementina Penelope (Mentor) More about this mentor... New window
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Language:English
Work type:Undergraduate thesis (m5)
Typology:2.11 - Undergraduate Thesis
Organization:FF - Faculty of Arts
Abstract:In this graduation thesis Sound Symbolism in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, I will be discussing the possible influence of sound symbolism in the Harry Potter books and sound symbolism in general. he novels are about a boy that is a wizard, who has to fight bad warlock to save the world. In a way it is a classic story between the battle good versus bad. In this thesis I wish to examine whether sound symbolism in the names of characters and objects has influence on reinforcing notions like good, bad, big, small, light, dark etc. In the beginning of the thesis I write about the research in the field done by scholars like Newman and Waugh. I continue with my own research done on sound symbolism. The first part of research discusses consonants and vowels; the second part deals with consonant clusters. The third part is based on whole syllables with emphasis on vowels, and in the final section the names of the main characters in the novels of the Harry Potter series are dealt with. We were primarily interested in three main issues. How informants perceive sounds in terms of bright vs. dark, small vs. big, and good vs. bad. With this research, we wanted to see if the results are comparable with Newman’s and if according to these results, we can detect usage of sound symbolism in the names of the characters in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. In the last part I wrote about the analysis of the sounds and clusters in these names. I based this analysis on the research. The results show that use of sound symbolism can be observed the creation of the names in the mentioned works. When it comes to whole words, it is difficult to separate sound symbolic from lexical meaning, because they are too closely intertwined. For this reason, I examined also parts of words and single sounds
Keywords:sound symbolism, arbitrariness of the language, Harry Potter, sounds, vowels, consonants, clusters
Year of publishing:2016
Publisher:[N. Stojov]
Source:Maribor
UDC:811.111:81'342(043.2)
COBISS_ID:22504712 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UM:DK:ULHB0B8Q
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Language:Slovenian
Title:FONETIČNI SIMBOLIZEM V J.K. ROWLINGOVEM HARRY POTTERJU
Abstract:V diplomski nalogi Sound Symbolism in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter (Fonetični simbolizem v J.K. Rowlingovem Harry Potterju) bom pisala o mogočem vplivu fonetičnega simbolizma v knjigah Harry Potter in o fonetičnem simbolizmu nasploh. Zgodba govori o najstniku, ki je čarovnik, in se mora spopasti s zlobnim čarovnikom, da bi rešil svet. Na nek način je to klasična zgodba o boju med dobrim in zlim. V tej diplomski nalogi želim preučiti ali ima fonetični simbolizem v imenih karakterjev in predmetov podpira ideje kot so dobre, slabe, male, velike, svetle in podobno. Na začetku diplomske naloge so zapisane raziskave, ki so jih opravili drugi strokovnjaki (kot na primer: Newman, Waugh). Nato sem zapisala svojo raziskavo o fonetičnem simbolizmu. Prvi del raziskave je potekal o soglasnikih in samoglasnikih. Drugi del se je osredotočil na skupke glasov (ti so temeljili na soglasnikih). Tretji del o skupkih se je osredotočil na samoglasnike. Zadnji del pa je bil o imenih, ki se pojavljajo skozi serijo Harry Potter. Zanimale so nas tri glavne stvari. Ali so udeleženci v raziskavi mislili, da so ti glasovi (ali imena) svetla ali temna, ali so mali ali veliki, ali so dobri ali slabi? S to raziskavo sem želela izvedeti, če je raziskava primerljiva z Newmanovo, in ali lahko vidimo uporabo fonetičnega simbolizma v imenih karakterjev. V zadnjem delu sem pisala o analizi glasov in skupkov v imenih, ki je temeljila na tej raziskavi. V zaključku je razvidno, da je fonetični simbolizem uporabljen pri ustvarjanju imen. Ko gre za cela imena, je težko ločiti fonetični simbolizem od leksikalnega pomena, ker sta tako tesno prepletena. Zaradi tega sem analizirala še posamezne glasove in skupke.
Keywords:fonetični simbolizem, arbitrarnost jezika, Harry Potter, glasovi, samoglasniki, soglasniki, skupki


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