Iconicity in vocalization , comparisons with gesture , and implications for theories on the evolution of language

@inproceedings{Perlman2015IconicityIV,
  title={Iconicity in vocalization , comparisons with gesture , and implications for theories on the evolution of language},
  author={Marcus Perlman and Ashley A. Cain},
  year={2015}
}
Scholars have often reasoned that vocalizations are extremely limited in their potential for iconic expression, especially in comparison to manual gestures (e.g., Armstrong & Wilcox, 2007; Tomasello, 2008). As evidence for an alternative view, we first review the growing body of research related to iconicity in vocalizations, including experimental work on sound symbolism, cross-linguistic studies documenting iconicity in the grammars and lexicons of languages, and experimental studies that… CONTINUE READING
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