Phonosemantic Study of Some Selected Hollywood Action Movies’ Titles
Keywords:Phonosemantics, Universal Theory, Action Movies
The present study tries to check the phonosemantic meaning that sounds have in some selected Hollywood action movies’ titles. The study adopts the Universal Theory that Agrawal suggested (2010) as a model for the analysis. The chosen movies are those movies which won or were nominated for the Oscar award and other awards, such as BAFTA. The study can reveal the association between the selected movies’ titles and their events. The present study is intended to accomplish the following objectives: First shedding light on the phonological features and patterns that are found in the titles of the selected movies. Second, finding out the association between the sounds and the meanings of the titles and their reflection on the events of the related movies, and third, checking phonologically the stylistic features of the sound patterns in titles of the chosen movies. Among the most important conclusions of the study are : Sounds are meaning-bearing elements and titles reflect the events of their movies.
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