How Iconicity Helps People Learn New Words: Neural Correlates and Individual Differences in Sound-Symbolic Bootstrapping


Introduction Iconicity, or the resemblance-based mapping between aspects of form and meaning, has long been marginalised in linguistic research due to the predominance of arbitrari-ness, where there is no connection between the form of a word and aspects of its meaning other than social convention [1]. For example, there is nothing iconic about the… (More)


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