Onomatopoeia in Japanese: Sound Symbolism and Structure

Hamano book 2014
日本語とオノマトペ:音象徴と構造 Nihongo no Onomatope: Onshōchōto Kōzō  [Onomatopoeia in Japanese: Sound Symbolism and Structure] Tokyo: Kurosio, 2014.
 
Onomatopoeia, which tends to be marginalized in the study of European languages, plays crucial roles in the Japanese language. In this book, Professor Hamano demonstrates the close synchronic and diachronic relationships between the regular vocabulary stratum and the onomatopoeic stratum in Japanese.