Project: Iconcity and the symbolic order of natural language. A study of the principles of iconcity theory on the interface of linguistics and metatheory
- project duration
- 01-JAN-03 – 31-DEC-06
- The research project aims at a metatheoretical analysis of iconicity theory in linguistics. First theoretical principles of iconicity theory will be analysed in a critical survey. Then the major principles of iconicity theory will be examined empirically by means of a typological study of multiple negation in language. Finally, iconicity will be incorporated within an encompassing linguistic theory.