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Nuckolls, J. B. (2004). Language and nature in sound alignment. In V. Erlmann (Ed.), Hearing Cultures: Essays on Sound Listening and Modernity (pp. 65–85). Oxford: Berg.
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Creators: Erlmann, Nuckolls
Publisher: Berg (Oxford)
Collection: Hearing Cultures: Essays on Sound Listening and Modernity
A study of the Runa people of Ecuador and their use of ideophones as a means of 'alignment' with their environment. As Runa increasingly engage with the modern world, ideophone use becomes restricted. The author suggests that Judeo-Christian relationships to the environment constrains the development of such sonic alignments. Animist beliefs support the use of such alignments.
NB Ideophone is onomatopoeiac in sense and not to be confused with Hornbostal and Sach's categorization of musical instruments.
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|p.73 "Ideophones then, may function as sound images of sound or sound images of relatively soundless gestures, forces and visual phenomena." Added by: sirfragalot|
Ideophones constitute an expressive and affective sound alignment with the natural world. Common to many cultures, onomatopoeia is one form of ideophone.
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