Iconicity and metaphor: Constraints on metaphorical extension of iconic forms

Autor/a: MEIR, Irit
Año: 2010
Editorial: Language, Vol. 86, nº4 (2010) pp. 865-896.
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




Some conceptual metaphors common in spoken languages are infelicitous in sign languages. The explanation suggested in this article is that the iconicity of these signs clases with the shifts in meaning that take place in these metaphorical extensions.