The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

The 12th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature

3-5 May 2019, Lund University, Sweden

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Welcome to the 12th Biennial International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (ILL-12) initiated by the Iconicity Research Project, with the first symposium held in Zurich 1997, see

The topic of iconicity – resemblance mappings between form and meaning – continues to be highly relevant for the study of language (in both spoken and signed modalities) and literature, but also for other semiotic systems and media involving gesture, depiction and music, and for interdisciplinary fields such as intermediality studies, cognitive science and cognitive semiotics. The theme of the 12th Symposium is therefore Iconicity in Cognition and across Semiotic Systems

ILL-12 will be hosted by the Division for Cognitive Semiotics, and held at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University on May 3-5, 2019. Please see the menus for all necessary information, including submitting abstracts (which will open on May 1, 2018) and Registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lund!

The Local Organizing Committee