- Semblance and signification
- Number of pages
- Amsterdam: Benjamins
- Iconicity in language and literature
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Book editing
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
The articles assembled in Semblance and Signification explore linguistic and literary structures from a range of theoretical perspectives with a view to understanding the extent, prevalence, productivity, and limitations of iconically grounded forms of semiosis. With the complementary examination of large theoretical issues, extensive corpus analysis in several modern languages such as Italian, Japanese Sign Language, and English, and applied close studies across a range of artistic media, this volume brings a fresh understanding of the cognitive underpinnings of iconicity. If primary and secondary modelling systems are rarely studied in tandem, it is clear from this volume that their fruitful juxtaposition yields striking insight into the cognitive concerns that pervade current semiotic research.
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