The iconicity ring model for sound symbolism

Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai

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The 'iconicity ring model' proposed in this chapter depicts a lexicon's evolutionary path from genuine iconicity (termed 'primary iconicity') to arbitrariness to another type of iconicity (termed 'emergent iconicity') that emerges from linguistic systematicity. The model captures the universality and language-specificity of sound symbolism and its role in lexical acquisition. Iconicity loss in ideophones illustrates the shift from primary iconicity to arbitrariness, whereas ideophonization exemplifies the shift from arbitrariness to emergent iconicity via systematicity. The two types of iconicity are mixed together in individual lexicons, providing a clue to the symbol grounding problem.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルIconicity in Cognition and across Semiotic Systems
編集者Sara Lenninger, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg, Elzbieta Tabakowska
出版社John Benjamins Publishing Company
ページ27-45
ページ数19
ISBN(電子版)9789027257574
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2022

出版物シリーズ

名前Iconicity in Language and Literature
18
ISSN(印刷版)1873-5037

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 言語および言語学
  • 通信

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