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ERIC Number: EJ643268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
Iconicity and Arbitrariness in Italian Sign Language.
Pietrandrea, Paola
Sign Language Studies, v2 n3 p296-321 Spr 2002
Presents results of a quantitative analysis that evaluates the incidence of iconicity in a sign language, Italian Sign Language (LIS). Argues that the high incidence of iconicity is a response to a need for economy. To justify the coexistence of iconicity and arbitrariness in the LIS lexicon, suggests a revisiting of the notion of arbitrariness. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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