Naturalness and Iconicity in Language

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| Ghent University
| Ghent University
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Iconicity and naturalness remain controversial concepts in recent linguistic research. The present volume aims to scrutinize unresolved issues of iconicity and naturalness in language. The studies discuss topics such as naturalism in the philosophy of language and the epistemology of linguistics, linguistic iconicity in semiotics, iconic structures in Sign Languages, natural and unnatural sound patterns, the iconic nature of parts of speech, the relation between (un)markedness and naturalness, and lexical and syntactic iconicity. The research conducted is based on sound (meta)theoretical analyses and/or original empirical research. The data and innovative views presented are bound to spark discussion in an age-old debate that has lost nothing of its significance.
[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 7]  2008.  ix, 249 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Contributors
vii–viii
Editors
ix
Introduction: Naturalness and iconicity in language
Ludovic De Cuypere and Klaas Willems
1–23
Philosophical naturalism and linguistic epistemology
Lia Formigari
25–46
Prolegomena to a general theory of iconicity considerations on language, gesture, and pictures
Göran Sonesson
47–72
Semiotic foundations of natural linguistics and diagrammatic iconicity
Winfried Nöth
73–100
Naturalness and markedness
Henning Andersen
101–119
Natural and unnatural sound patterns: A pocket field guide
Juliette Blevins
121–148
The iconic function of full inversion in English
José Carlos Prado-Alonso
149–165
What is iconic about polysemy? A contribution to research on diagrammatic Transparency
Daniela Marzo
167–187
Iconicity in sign languages
Eline Demey, Mieke Van Herreweghe and Myriam Vermeerbergen
189–214
Arbitrary structure, cognitive grammar, and the partes orationis. A study in Polish paradigms
Dylan Glynn
215–239
Name index
241–243
Subject index
245–249
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Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008040255 | Marc record