William J. Herlofsky
List of John Benjamins publications for which William J. Herlofsky plays a role.
Iconicity: East meets West
Edited by Masako K. Hiraga, William J. Herlofsky, Kazuko Shinohara and Kimi Akita
Subjects Phonology | Semiotics | Theoretical linguistics | Theoretical literature & literary studies
Outside-In — Inside-Out
Edited by Costantino Maeder, Olga Fischer and William J. Herlofsky
Subjects Cognition and language | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Syntax
This chapter will examine iconicity in Buddhist language and literature by analyzing the multidimensional iconicity in the gyate mantra that appears at the end of the Heart Sutra (Herlofsky 2013, 2014). It will be shown how the method of analysis for the four dimensions of poetry suggested by… read more | Chapter
Hiraga, Masako K., William J. Herlofsky, Kazuko Shinohara and Kimi Akita.
2015. Introduction: Ubiquity of Iconicity - East Meets West
. Iconicity: East meets West, Hiraga, Masako K., William J. Herlofsky, Kazuko Shinohara and Kimi Akita (eds.), pp. 1–9
Stated very simply iconic thinking is the ability to recognize similarities in different phenomena. This way of thinking can often lead to imitation and borrowing when languages come into contact, two important methods that languages have available to them for forming new words and enriching their… read more | Article
This chapter attempts to demonstrate how certain mental space images are structurally reflected in their corresponding iconic signs in Japan Sign Language (JSL). Section one provides a general introduction, and section two offers a brief summary of the framework developed by Tyler and Evans (2001,… read more | Article
Sign language research has shown that all sign languages have verbs of motion in which the movement expressed by the verb is combined with an animateentity handshape. These handshapes iconically represent certain salient characteristics of their referents, and are therefore referred to as… read more | Article
Herlofsky, William J., Costantino Maeder and Olga Fischer.
2005. Introduction: Iconicity in-side-out
. Outside-In — Inside-Out, Maeder, Costantino, Olga Fischer and William J. Herlofsky (eds.), pp. 1–12
Herlofsky, William J.
2001. Good probes: Icons, anaphors, and the evolution of language
. The Motivated Sign, Fischer, Olga and Max Nänny (eds.), pp. 55–66