ERIC Number: ED429436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Er billeder sprog (Are Pictures Language)? ROLIG-Papir 59.
This analysis focuses on the question of whether or not pictures or illustrations are language. Discussion focuses on the differences between pictures and language, with attention to structure, geometry, grammar, rules of interpretation, and semantics. The case is made that pictures are not language essentially because: (1) they do not have symbols that are not arbitrary; (2) their interpretation is not dependent on code; (3) and they do not have syntax. Further discussion looks at what pictures are and whether they are a form of communication, as well as at the psychological differences between language and pictures. A list containing 24 differences between language and pictures is appended. Contains 34 references. (VWL)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Illustrations, Languages, Psychology, Semantics, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Syntax
ROLIG, hus 03.2.4, RUC, Postbox 260, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. Some pages may not reproduce well.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roskilde Univ. Center (Denmark).