Tamás Szende Pázmány Péter Catholic University Department of Theoretical Linguistics Egyetem u. 1 H-2081 Piliscsaba Hungary

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The central motif of Iván Fónagy’s “extra-vagant” linguistics — in terms of his own metaphor — was the idea of “languages within language”: the issue of mapping the ontogenesis of language onto a particular language of the present. In other words: what is the consistent ontogenetic interpretation of a given fact of language? In his oeuvre, the inventively documented solution to that problem is the theory of “double encoding”: the claim that, after being linguistically encoded, a linguistic expression goes through a second encoding phase during implementation in which it gets saturated by supplementary aspects of content. The latter are imprints of ancient gestures in language. On the other hand, the mechanism is also the source of the historical emergence of demotivated linguistic signs. The application of the principle not only makes it possible to resolve intricate problems in theoretical linguistics but also to explain remotivation in poetic language and to use it as a tool in stylistic analysis.

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  • Über die Eigenart des sprachlichen Zeichens. In: Lingua 6 (1956–57):67–88.

  • A hangsúlyról [On stress]. Nyelvtudományi Értekezések 18. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1958.

  • Elektrophysiologische Beiträge zur Akzentfrage. In: Phonetica 2 (1958):12–58.

  • Die Metaphern in der Phonetik. The Hague, Mouton, 1963.

  • Double coding in speech. In: Semiotica 3 (1971):189–222.

  • Le signe conventionel et motivé. In: La Linguistique 7 (1971):55–80.

  • A propos de la genèse de la phrase enfantine. In: Lingua 30 (1972):31–71.

  • Füst Milán: Öregség —Dallamfejtés: [The poem Old Age by Milán Füst. Explorations in intonation.] Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1974.

  • Prélangage et régression syntaxique. In: Lingua 36 (1975):163–208.

  • A new method of investigating the perception of prosodic features. In: Language and Speech 2 (1978):34–49.

  • La métaphore en phonétique. Didier, Ottawa, 1980.

  • Situation et signification. John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, 1982.

  • Vom Sprachspiel: Über Rede, Gleichnis und Metapher. In: Siegener Periodicum zur Internationalen Empirischen Literaturwissenschaft 1 (1982):90–122.

  • A költői nyelv hangtanából [The phonetics of poetic language]. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1989.

  • On status and functions of intonation. In: Acta Linguistica Hungarica 39 (1989):53–92.

  • La vive voix. Essais de psycho-phonétique. Payot, Paris, 1991.

  • Figures of thought and forms of thinking. In: Elementa 3 (1996):1–49.

  • The process of remembering: Recovery and discovery. In: International Journal of Psychoanalysis 80 (1999):961–978.

  • (with Éva Bérard and Judith Fónagy) Distribution of phonemes in word-sets contrasting in meaning. In: Dalia Cohen (ed.) Hommage à Marcel Cohen, 69–72. Mouton, Paris, 1970.

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  • (with Judith Fónagy) L’intonation et l’organisation du discours. In: Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris 78 (1983):161–209.

  • (with Peter Fónagy) Communication with pretend actions in language, literature and psychoanalysis. In: Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought 18 (1995):363–418.

  • (with Klára Magdics) A magyar beszéd dallama. [Intonation in Hungarian.] Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1967.

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