ERIC Number: EJ457646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Iconicity and Generative Grammar.
Newmeyer, Frederick J.
Language, v68 n4 p756-96 Dec 1992
A theme running through much of the functionalist literature in linguistics is that grammatical structure often has an "iconic" motivation. Claims supporting this theme are discounted, and the implications are discussed of iconic relationships in language for the autonomy hypothesis and the evolution of language. (190 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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