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Iconicity and Written Language

  • Masako K. Hiraga

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the issue of written language from the following two viewpoints: the writing system and communication in graphic space. The case that I would like to make regarding iconicity and written language roughly corresponds with these viewpoints: the role of iconicity in the logographic writing system of Japanese; and the re-evaluation of written language in the context of visual graphic communication.

Keywords

Chinese Character Word Formation Compound Word Writing System Graphic Space 
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© Masako K. Hiraga 2005

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  • Masako K. Hiraga

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