ERIC Number: EJ278130
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Iconicity, Arbitrariness, and Duality of Patterning in Signed and Spoken Language: Perspectives on Language Evolution.
Armstrong, David F.
Sign Language Studies, n38 p51-69 Spr 1983
Human languages can incorporate signs without obvious physical relationship to their referents. The nature of the relationship between sign (i.e., word or sign) and referent in signed and spoken languages is discussed from cognitive and historical research perspectives, and observations are given on the biological bases of this phenomenon. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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