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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
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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.
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