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Hi, I'm in the same class. I added the section on gesture calls and will add one more component to this article. I hope you like what my brain smarts done make.--MartinEvergreen (talk) 04:06, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I'm in a linguistics course at The Evergreen State College. As the final project for this course, our reading group is responsible for editing a relevant wikipedia article. We are hoping to add some information to the page on the topic of the proposed role of iconicity in the evolution of language. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adakat16 (talk • contribs) 04:16, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
I am studying cognitive linguistics in Tokyo - need some tips!
Hi I'm gonna try and add this for a class does anyone have any objections?
Use of Iconicity to help teach foreign Languages
It has been suggested that iconicity can be used in the teaching of languages. There are two ways this has been suggested. The first being “Horizontal-Iconicity” and the second being vowel to magnitude relationships. Horizontal-Iconicity is the phenomenon of opposition of meaning and spelling. For example, in Egyptian mer, which means right hand and rem, which means left hand. Vowel magnitude relationships suggest that the larger the object the more likely it is to have open vowel sounds in it’s name, Ah, Eh, Oh, and the smaller the object the more likely it is to have a closed vowel sound, ee, i, a. Open vowel sounds are also more likely to be associated with round shapes and dark or gloomy moods, where closed vowel sounds are more likely to be associated with pointed shapes and happy moods. Because people are more likely to remember things they have more Mnemonic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mnemonic) tags for, it is suggested that it may be helpful to point these things out in the teaching of language.
bibliograpgy: Croft, L. B. 1978. The Mnemonic Use of Linguistic Iconicity in Teaching Language and Literature. The Slavic and East European Journal, 22(4), 509-518.
Someone should add a linguistic economy page, as it is the other main principle of functionalism. I, unfortunately, do not know enough about the topic to make a good page. TheNyleve (talk) 05:41, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
"Current research on sign language phonology acknowledges that certain aspects are semantically motivated." I noticed this section references research but doesn't appear to properly cite it. I think this section could improve with further examples of signs with high ratings of iconicity and low ratings of iconicity. Especially since signed languages are visual, diagrams would be very helpful in understanding this topic.Zmsc42 (talk) 19:44, 7 February 2017 (UTC)