Language Iconicity from Sociolinguistic Perspective
- Xueqing Wang
AbstractThis paper offers a definition of language iconicity. And it studies it from a fresh perspective--sociolinguistics. The paper discusses it from the following five sections: social class corresponds to language diversity; traditional concept corresponds to word order iconicity and syntactic iconicity; intimity or estrangement corresponds to lexicalization; regional varieties correspond to difference of dialect; politeness corresponds to the length of the sentence.
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- Jenny ZhangEditorial Assistant