You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Roger W. Wescott
Vol. 47, No. 2 (Jun., 1971), pp. 416-428
Published by: Linguistic Society of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/412089
Page Count: 13
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
Since at least the time of Ferdinand de Saussure, most linguists have insisted that language is a system of exclusively symbolic-that is, arbitrary-signs. There is, however, growing evidence that language contains many elements which are iconic-that is, imitative of non-linguistic reality.
Language © 1971 Linguistic Society of America