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Limiting the iconic: from the metatheoretical foundations to the creative possibilities of iconicity in language

(2007)
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(UGent)
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FWO project Iconity in language: Competing approaches
Abstract
The general goal of this thesis is to present a thorough reflection of iconicity in language and to build a theoretical framework that can account for linguistic iconicity in a coherent way. A substantial part of the thesis is devoted to understanding the different arguments and views which have been raised by both proponents and opponents of iconicity in language. An extensive analysis is provided of some fundamental questions, including: What is a linguistic sign and how does a linguistic sign differ from signs in general? What is an iconic sign and how may iconicity be involved in language? How does iconicity pertain to the relation between language and cognition? Is iconicity a reflection of prelinguistic cognition or is language required to construct an iconic utterance? These questions are addressed from different perspectives and theoretical stances.
Keywords
Jespersen's Cycle, Natural Morphology, J. Bybee, R. Jakobson, E. Coseriu, J. Haiman, Plato's Cratylus, F. de Saussure, Ch. S. Peirce, Iconicity in language

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De Cuypere, Ludovic. 2007. “Limiting the Iconic: From the Metatheoretical Foundations to the Creative Possibilities of Iconicity in Language”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy.
APA
De Cuypere, L. (2007). Limiting the iconic: from the metatheoretical foundations to the creative possibilities of iconicity in language. Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent, Belgium.
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De Cuypere L. Limiting the iconic: from the metatheoretical foundations to the creative possibilities of iconicity in language. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy; 2007.
MLA
De Cuypere, Ludovic. “Limiting the Iconic: From the Metatheoretical Foundations to the Creative Possibilities of Iconicity in Language.” 2007 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {The general goal of this thesis is to present a thorough reflection of iconicity in language and to build a theoretical framework that can account for linguistic iconicity in a coherent way. A substantial part of the thesis is devoted to understanding the different arguments and views which have been raised by both proponents and opponents of iconicity in language. An extensive analysis is provided of some fundamental questions, including: What is a linguistic sign and how does a linguistic sign differ from signs in general? What is an iconic sign and how may iconicity be involved in language? How does iconicity pertain to the relation between language and cognition? Is iconicity a reflection of prelinguistic cognition or is language required to construct an iconic utterance? These questions are addressed from different perspectives and theoretical stances.},
  author       = {De Cuypere, Ludovic},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {286},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Arts and Philosophy},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Limiting the iconic: from the metatheoretical foundations to the creative possibilities of iconicity in language},
  year         = {2007},
}