Cognitive iconicity: conceptual spaces, meaning, and gesture in signed languages

Autor/a: WILCOX, Sherman
Año: 2004
Editorial: Cognitive Linguistics Vol. 15, nº 2 (2004) pp. 119-147
Tipo de código: ISSN
Código: 1613-3641
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos, Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Adopting the framework of cognitive grammar, I define cognitive iconicity as a special case in which the phonological and the semantic poles of a symbolic structure resude in the same region of conceptual space. One reason for the richness of iconic representation present in signed languages is that the phonological pole of signs involver objects moving in space as viewed from a certain vantage point: hands moving in space as viewed by the signer and the observer.