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By Max Nänny, Olga Fischer

The hot previous has noticeable an expanding curiosity in iconicity particularly between linguists. This assortment places the interdisciplinary research of iconic dimensions (comprising what has been termed ‘imagic iconicity’, in addition to ‘diagrammatic iconicity’, i.e. iconicity of a extra summary and no more semiotic variety) at the map, paying unique cognizance to using iconicity in literary texts. The experiences offered the following discover iconicity from assorted angles. a primary crew of authors brings into concentration how a long way the first code, the code of grammar is motivated via iconic motivation (with contributions on principles interested in discourse; ideas in be aware formation; and phonological rules), and the way initially iconic types became conventionalized. Others cross one step extra in exploring how, for example, the presence of iconicity can let us know extra concerning the constitution of human cognition, or how the “iconicist hope for symmetry” may be on the topic of the symmetry of the human physique. A moment team of individuals is extra attracted to the presence of iconicity as a part of the secondary code, i.e. in how audio system and writers remotivate or play with the first code; how they concretise what has develop into traditional or how they use shape so as to add to that means in literary texts, advertisement language and within the new digital use of texts.

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Grandm***”) There are essentially two ways to test the traditional tenet of isomorphism of expression and content, according to the physei principle (Plato, Cratylus 383a; 426c–e). 8 There are essentially two ways to test the traditional tenet of isomorphism of expression and content, according to the physei principle (Plato, Cratylus 383a; 426c–e). The classical procedure consists in comparing the frequency distribution of phonemes in two cycles of poems, contrasting in meaning, written by the same author.

The sweetness of i, l and m could be due to unconscious associations relating these articulatory gestures with a largely preverbal oral activity: sucking. Looking at the previously mentioned Hungarian X-ray films of emotive speech, one is really struck by the pantomime of rolled apical [r], especially in simulated anger: the tongue is erected towards the upper teeth ridge, 24 IVAN FÓNAGY and ‘heroically’ resists the air-stream trying to depress the blade of the tongue. 13 Metaphors reveal our secret knowledge of the unconscious meaning of such gestures as virile rotation of the erected tongue-tip, or the highly aggressive fantasies that accompany a strangled voice.

In this volume, Bernhart and White reconsider the relation between the three types of sign, especially the interplay between index and icon, in a number of literary texts and in film. They likewise conclude that there are no “fixed types of signs” (Bernhart) or that signs tend to “occur in hybrid rather than pure form” (White). 5. In literature, writers, in order to highlight the ‘poetic function’ of language in their texts, have had recourse to iconicity to increase “the palpability of signs” (Jakobson 1960: 356) or to “hypersemanticize” poetic language (Cureton 1980: 319).

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