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iconic

(1) Based on small graphic elements. See icon.

(2) Symbolic of the present culture, especially dealing with the ideals, people and products considered noteworthy. For example, Steve Jobs was often called an "iconic CEO," and his iPhone the "iconic smartphone."
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iconicity in the terminology of the present study) with what is unseen in the metaphorical process of meaning production.
A number of signs which rely on primary iconicity are pictorial or kinetic.
Hence, any given film operates with the cinematic signs characterized by their "high iconicity and uncertain symbolic function.
Teranishi discusses the role of iconicity in metaphorical understanding, the relationship between concept and language, and metaphorical extensions as tools of concept formation.
Imagery, Iconography, and Self-transcendence' fills out suprematist iconicity.
Aiming to encourage a disciplinary alliance between cognitive linguistics and literary studies, this volume collects nine papers bringing together issues from poetics such as the construction of (text) worlds, character and characterization, narrative perspective, distancing discourse (including irony), humor, emotion, and poetic imagery and concepts from cognitive linguistics such as embodied cognition, construal and conceptualization, viewpoint mental spaces, iconicity, metaphorical mapping and conceptual blending, construction grammar, and figure/ground alignment in cognition.
Their idea is that since extra-grammatical reduplication is more iconic and child language is known for its iconicity, children employ extra-grammatical reduplication in contrast to the adult reduplicative system, which is integrated in the grammar.
This book uses Broadway musicals and songs to explore the iconicity of Broadway and New York City.
Photobooks such as Renger-Patzsch's Die Welt ist schon, McBride argues, keep the pictorial semiotics of indexicality, iconicity and symbolism in a delicate balance.
Other scholars (Lu-hua, 2004; Xin & Jing, 2008; Yanqun, 2007) have made use of several types of iconicity (structural iconicity, morphological iconicity, phonetic iconicity, and metaphorical iconicity) to teach English in contexts in which the learners' L1 was Chinese.
As Puppies hitches the material of lived experience to the ready vehicles of the pop landscape, rerouting the meaning of established signs to invest them with emotional charge, the subject flees into iconicity.