Stemmen van Afrika on tour

Datum: 12 september 2014
Tijd: 11:00 – 13:00 uur
Locatie: University College Roosevelt, Middelburg
Spreker: Victoria Nyst

Linguistic Iconicity
Linguistic iconicity is a perceived similarity between a linguistic form and the concept it refers to. It is generally considered to be a marginal feature of spoken languages, where the relation between a word and its meaning is typically arbitrary. However, the pervasive presence of iconicity in the lexicons and grammars of sign languages forces us to re-evaluate the significance of iconicity in natural languages. In this lecture, we will address the following questions: How do spoken and sign languages differ and converge in their use of iconicity? What are the types of iconicity found in languages? How does iconicity impact on language structure?

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University College Roosevelt
Lange Noordstraat 1
, Middelburg


12 september 2014 — 11:00 am - 1:00 pm