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Semblance and Signification

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  • Editors: Pascal Michelucci1, Olga Fischer2, and Christina Ljungberg3
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027284822
Abstract

The articles assembled in <i>Semblance and Signification</i> 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.

Subjects: Theoretical linguistics; Theoretical literature & literary studies; Semiotics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Toronto; 2: University of Amsterdam; 3: University of Zurich

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