Costantino Maeder

List of John Benjamins publications for which Costantino Maeder plays a role.


Outside-In — Inside-Out

Edited by Costantino Maeder, Olga Fischer and William J. Herlofsky

[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 4] 2005. x, 427 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Syntax


The aim of this research was to examine the Italian pronouns of address by means of (1) diachronic, (2) diatopic, and (3) diastratic analyses. Drawing on corpus linguistics, we compiled a two million-word corpus made up of narrative texts written by both men and women writers from the Italian… read more
Maeder, Costantino 2013 Opera, oratorio, and iconic strategiesIconic Investigations, Elleström, Lars, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 275–294 | Article
Iconic structures pervade Opera and Oratorio. While recitative relies mainly on imagic iconic strategies (imitation of the prosody of common speech), arias seem to rely more on diagrammatic iconic strategies and symbolism. A recitative is straightforward, dynamic: music follows the spoken word… read more
Maeder, Costantino 2011 Argumentative, iconic, and indexical structures in Schubert’s Die schöne MüllerinSemblance and Signification, Michelucci, Pascal, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 389–404 | Article
Schubert’s The Fair Miller-Maid (1823), based on a collection of lyrics by Wilhelm Müller, is characterized by piano accompaniments that consist mainly in the iconic imitation of real world sounds and of the main character’s mood, musical strategies which any listener accustomed to classical music… read more
Herlofsky, William J., Costantino Maeder and Olga Fischer 2005 Introduction: Iconicity in-side-outOutside-In — Inside-Out, Maeder, Costantino, Olga Fischer and William J. Herlofsky (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Miscellaneous