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This quantity bargains a range of papers given on the 3rd overseas Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (Jena 2001). The experiences gathered the following current a couple of new departures. designated attention is given to the best way non-linguistic visible and auditory indicators (such as gestures and poultry sounds) are represented in language, and extra particularly in ''signed'' language, and the way such symptoms effect semantic conceptualization. different reviews study extra heavily how visible indicators and representations of time and house are integrated or mirrored in literary language, in fiction in addition to (experimental) poetry. one other new procedure issues intermedial iconicity, which emerges in artwork while its medium is modified or one other medium is imitated. A extra summary, diagrammatic kind of iconicity is back investigated, on the subject of either language and literature: a few essays concentrate on the equipment of reduplication, isomorphic traits in be aware formation and on artistic iconic styles in syntax, whereas others discover numerical layout in Dante and geometrical patterning in Dylan Thomas. a couple of theoretically-oriented papers pursue post-Peircean methods, similar to the applying of reader-response idea and of platforms conception to iconicity.

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This means that through the relation of similarity which constitutes the iconic dimension of a sign, a specific feature is singledout andtherewith becomes essential for the assignedobject. Exactly this process of choosing a single feature andgiving it a prominent status in the conceptualization of the object is what we observedin the experiments. One main function of iconic signs might therefore consist in marking specific features as particularly relevant for a concept. g. g. McClellandandRumelhart 1981; Anderson 1983; Dell andO’Seaghd ha 1991, 1992; Bock andLevelt 1994), it can be assumed that semantically relatedconcepts which are reinforcedby the form of a specific sign have a very close or strong connection to the relatedreferent.

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0001. 11. T-Tests for paired samples for 1. iconic sign-picture correspondence vs. 0001, 2. word translations of iconic signs vs. 0001. References Anderson, J. R. 1983. The Architecture of Cognition. : Harvard University Press. Armstrong, D. , W. C. Stokoe andS. E. Wilcox. 1995: Gesture and the Nature of Language. : Cambridge University Press Bellugi, U. andS. D. Fischer. 1972. “A comparison of sign language andspoken language”. Cognition 1: 173–200. Bellugi, U. andE. S. Klima. 1976. “Two faces of a sign: Iconic andabstract”.

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