List of John Benjamins publications for which Raimo Anttila plays a role.
Subjects Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Semantics | Uralic languages
Subjects Comparative linguistics | Historical linguistics
Subjects Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Anttila, Raimo and Sheila Embleton.
1995. The Iconic Index: From Sound Change to Rhyming Slang
. Iconicity in Language, Simone, Raffaele (ed.), pp. 87 ff.
SUMMARY Against the dominating position in theoretical linguistics that it is one of the natural sciences falling under covering (deductive-nomological) laws, it is argued here that linguistics is rather one of the so-called human sciences. It is further shown that the pattern explanation developed… read more | Article
SUMMARY It is maintained that the basic semiotic concepts of icon and index in the Peircean sense give the best tools for both describing and explaining change. The notion of iconic index is used to explicate assimilation, morphophonemics, sociolectal pronunciation variation, grammatical agreement,… read more | Article