From the Metatheoretical Foundations to the Creative Possibilities of Iconicity in Language
Author: Ludovic De Cuypere
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Iconicity has become a popular notion in contemporary linguistic research. This book is the first to present a synthesis of the vast amount of scholarship on linguistic iconicity which has been produced in the previous decades, ranging from iconicity in phonology and morpho-syntax to the role of iconicity in language change. An extensive analysis is provided of some basic but nonetheless fundamental questions relating to iconicity in language, including: what is a linguistic sign and how are linguistic signs different from signs in general? What is an iconic sign and how may iconicity be involved in language? How does iconicity pertain to the relation between language and cognition? This book offers a new and comprehensive theoretical framework for iconicity in language. It is argued that the linguistic sign is fundamentally arbitrary, but that iconicity may be involved on a secondary level, adding extra meaning to an utterance.
How Organizations and Leaders Attain, Sustain, and Regain the Highest Level of Distinction
Author: Scott McKain
Publisher: Forefront Books
Category: Business & Economics
Named by Forbes Inc. as one of the Top Ten business books of 2018. Scott McKain, award-winning speaker and author, explains how to move beyond being distinctive and to take your brand and business to the next level, to become iconic by knowing your customer and audience and providing the Ultimate Customer Experience every time. What if merely “standing out” from your competition isn’t enough to take your brand and business to the highest level? How do you become an iconic organization or leader? Being distinctive in the marketplace used to be the pinnacle of success. In today’s global marketplace, that mountain has become significantly more difficult to climb. And, with the explosion of social media, the competition for attention -- and customers -- is more intense than ever before. Standing out is not only more challenging than ever, it now has less of an impact on sustained growth. To be a lasting company, leader, or brand on a positive trajectory today, one must become iconic. In his new book, ICONIC, award-winning author and speaker Scott McKain examines what an iconic organization or leader is -- and helps you attain and retain that rare status. If your company has slipped in its standing (for example, think Sears or Nokia), McKain teaches you how you can regain your position. This is accomplished through unconventional ideas such as: • Go negative for greater success • Do not “under-promise/over-deliver” • Quit selling your products and services ICONIC is filled with insightful advice and practical examples. It’s not a book merely expressing an unproven, unrealistic theory. ICONIC teaches the critical, specific steps required to attain the highest level of distinction. Each chapter includes study questions to be used in company-wide or departmental focus groups to help you achieve iconic status. And, the examples used are not merely another recitation of praise for Starbucks, Apple, Google, Southwest, and Amazon. You will discover the only two factors upon which customers and employees judge your organization. You’ll meet and learn from the millionaire chimney sweep…the valet parking attendant building an iconic craft brewery…the single store steakhouse in the Midwest with higher revenue than New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green…and many more. ICONIC delivers powerful, practical, and precise steps for anyone from a Fortune 500 CEO to a solo-entrepreneur. From major industries to network marketing, there are critical insights awaiting you in ICONIC. The goal of this book is to is to help you and your organization achieve iconic status through sound research and practical wisdom. After reading ICONIC, you will be ready to take your business to the highest level.
Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public's imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and September 11th. The book focuses on three interpretive phases including journalistic representations, political appropriations, and popular adaptations and pays particular attention to the development of dominant and resistive event narratives.
Author: Roger L. Geiger
Iconic leaders are those who have become symbols of their institutions. This volume of historical studies portrays a collection of college and university presidents who acquired iconic qualities that transcend mere identification with their institution.The volume begins with Roger L. Geiger's observation that creating and controlling one's image requires managing publicity. Andrea Turpin describes how Mount Holyoke Seminar's evolution into a modern women's college required reshaping the image of Mary Lyon, its founder. Roger L. Geiger and Nathan M. Sorber show how College of Philadelphia provost William Smith's partisan politics and patronage tainted the college he symbolized. Joby Topper reveals how presidents Seth Low of Columbia and Francis Patton of Princeton mastered the modern art of publicity.Katherine Chaddock explains how John Erskine?the Columbia University English professor responsible for the first Great Books program?and his unusual career inverted the normal route to iconic status. In contrast, Christian Anderson's analysis of John G. Bowman, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, shows how he substituted architectural vision for academic leadership. James Capshew explores the background that made Herman Wells a revered leader of Indiana University. Nancy Diamond details how building Brandeis University involved a challenging series of decisions successfully navigated by founding president Abram Sachar. Finally, Ethan Schrum depicts how Clark Kerr's controversial understanding of the role of contemporary universities was formed by his earlier career in industrial relations. This study of iconic leaders probes new dimensions of leadership and the construction of institutional images.
Author: Douglas Hedley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Is it merely an accident of English etymology that 'imagination' is cognate with 'image'? Despite the iconoclasm shared to a greater or lesser extent by all Abrahamic faiths, theism tends to assert a link between beauty, goodness and truth, all of which are viewed as Divine attributes. Douglas Hedley argues that religious ideas can be presented in a sensory form, especially in aesthetic works. Drawing explicitly on a Platonic metaphysics of the image as a bearer of transcendence, The Iconic Imagination shows the singular capacity and power of images to represent the transcendent in the traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. In opposition to cold abstraction and narrow asceticism, Hedley shows that the image furnishes a vision of the eternal through the visible and temporal.
How to Create a Virtuous Circle of Success
Author: Xavier Bakaert
Publisher: LID Editorial
Category: Business & Economics
This book is about icons – exceptional organizations (orchestras, restaurants, sports teams or companies) with an aspiration to make or do something special, and to go on doing so, year in, year out for decades. This is what gives these organizations their undeniably iconic status. By selecting 14 iconic organizations (including ElBulli, McKinsey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Procter & Gamble, the All Blacks) and researching what characteristics make them different from others, the authors discovered a “competency spiral” which these organizations exhibit in their success. Attracting and retaining the right people; forging individuals into a team; and achieving outstanding results, time after time, through continuous improvement and adjustment – these are the key competencies required to achieve iconic status.
Author: Olivia Lahs-Gonzales,Leon Hicks
This book features a new series of drawings by African-American artist Leon Hicks exhibited at the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis from February 24 - June 30, 2007. For 50 years, virtuoso artist, theoretician and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art at Webster University in St. Louis, Leon Hicks has created works that are aesthetically beautiful and conceptually complex. This book presents a selection from three new series: "Iconic Caper/Dancing," "The Hip-Hop Allergories," and "Three Sinks X Series, Iconic Caper/Dancing: Special Series." Hicks has an M.F.A degree in printmaking and an M.A. in painting from the State University of Iowa and a B.S. in painting and sculpture from Kansas State University. He also studied Art History at Stanford University, La Romita School of Art and at Atlanta University. Hicks has exhibited nationally and internationally and his works are in numerous public and private collections.
Author: Lars Elleström,Olga Fischer,Christina Ljungberg
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The contributions to Iconic Investigations deal with linguistic or literary aspects of language. While some studies analyze the cognitive structures of language, others pay close attention to the sounds of spoken language and the visual characteristics of written language. In addition this volume also contains studies of media types such as music and visual images that are integrated into the overall project to deepen the understanding of iconicity the creation of meaning by way of similarity relations. Iconicity is a fundamental but relatively unexplored part of signification in language and other media types. During the last decades, the study of iconicity has emerged as a vital research area with far-reaching interdisciplinary scope and the volume should be of interest for students and researchers interested in scholarly fields such as semiotics, cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor studies, poetry, intermediality, and multimodality.
50 Stories about 50 Things
Author: Grace Lees-Maffei
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50 compact chapters examine designs ranging from everyday goods to high-end 'designer' objects and explores how iconicity was established and how it contributes to our understanding of iconic design, by considering production, consumption and legacy alongside similar or contemporaneous objects. The book is divided into five parts, each addressing a thematic locus, arranged in a sequence from the public to the personal. This structure demonstrates that icons are not only a public phenomenon but infiltrate our intimate self-identity, in the form of objects which we carry with us and contribute to our sense of self. With significantly longer object entries than standard texts, this is essential reading for students and scholars of design history, design criticism, design studies and material culture studies, museum studies, art and architectural history, architecture and design practice.
Author: Warren N. Wilbert
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Baseball’s Iconic 1-0 Games Warren Wilbert chronicles the most compelling and tense 1-0 nail-biters in the history of the game. Organized thematically, this book covers Opening Day 1-0 games; the best regular season 1-0 games, pitched by greats such as John “Jocko” Flynn and Randy Johnson; 1-0 games in championship play, from the first inning of playoffs to the final out of the World Series; perfect 1-0 games, of which only eight have been pitched since 1871—and only seven with a single pitcher; and pitching titans such as Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, and Cy Young. Appendixes include a full list of pitchers to have thrown a no-hit 1-0 game, pitching greats who have amassed ten or more career 1-0 victories, and 1-0 games in both the Negro Leagues and the Japanese Major Leagues. Featuring more than 30 photographs, Baseball’s Iconic 1-0 Games is sure to fascinate all baseball fans, players, and historians.
Author: Philip G. Barker,Masoud Yazdani
Publisher: Intellect Books
Do pictures enhance the communicative power of text? This volume explains how to combine words with pictures, to communicate clearly across the cultural barriers that technology are breaking down.
Vol I: A - J. Vol II: K - Z
Author: Hisao Kakehi,Ikuhiro Tamori,Lawrence Schourup
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The lexicon of Japanese contains a large number of conventional mimetic words which vividly depict sounds, manners of action, states of mind etc. These words are notable for their distinctive syntactic properties, for the strikingly patterned way in which they exploit sound-symbolic correspondences, and for the copiousness of their use in conversation as well as in many written registers of Japanese. This dictionary is a comprehensive resource for linguists, language teachers, translators, and others who require detailed information about this important sector of the Japanese vocabulary. Examples created by the editors are accompanied by thousands of contextualized, referenced examples from published sources to illustrate the alternative meanings of each mimetic form. All examples appear in Japanese orthography, in romanization, and in English translation. Concise information is provided concerning the varieties of syntactic usage appropriate for each mimetic. An extensive English index facilitates comparison of English and Japanese vocabulary.
Materiality and Meaning in Social Life
Author: J. Alexander,D. Bartmanski,B. Giesen,Dominik Bartma?ski
Category: Social Science
A collection of original articles that explore social aspects of the phenomenon of icon. Having experienced the benefits and realized the limitations of so called 'linguistic turn', sociology has recently acknowledged a need to further expand its horizons.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
"This book is a story about stories, both real and imagined, based on literature and history and told or retold as comics"--P.  of cover.
Author: Bertrand Cesvet,Tony Babinski,Eric Alper
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Conversational Capital: How to Create Stuff People Love to Talk About (9780137145508), by Bertrand Cesvet, Tony Babinski, and Eric Alper. Available in print and digital formats. How to create products that are truly iconic--and create conversation everywhere they go. The Red Bull can has become a modern-day icon. It took Dietrich Mateschitz and Johannes Kastner more than a year during the company’s start-up phase to design the can. Some might argue that this micro-management of packaging minutiae was an overinvestment in time and resources, but the result speaks for itself. Through such care and attention, product and package design can take on iconic power….
Author: Sarah Chapman
Publisher: Alison Hodge Publishers
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Words and images that represent Cornwall, its way of life, its history and its beauty.
Living Your Life at No Cost to Others Without Their Consent
Author: Gregory Wirth
WHAT IS HEALTH? HEALTH IS FREEDOM: THE MORE FREEDOM YOU HAVE THE HEALTHIER YOU ARE. In a bold attempt to support this foundation from which to utilize a benchmark where all references can be compared, evaluated and decided, a definition of health must be outlined. The more freedom you have living your life without constraint the more health you are enjoying as you seek personal self-interest in knowing what is best for you.
Adventures in the Land of Staplehorn
Author: Jeffrey Stoker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Peter Placket dreams of being a hero. Like most heroes, he’s handsome, charismatic, and intelligent. Also he works at a fire station, the perfect venue for showcasing his bravery. There’s just one small problem: he’s made out of paper. How can Peter be heroic when the fire chief forbids him to get within ten yards of fires? The answer comes one day when the lower classes revolt against the aristocracy, turning the Apple Kingdom, Peter’s home, into a war zone. Realizing that someone must put an end to the violence, Peter flees to the countryside, searching for an ancient magical object that renders its user all-powerful. It’s a grand, sweeping journey, during which Peter will find both allies and adversaries, witness bizarre, deadly magic, attempt to cross an uncrossable sea, and visit an island that technically doesn’t exist. Ultimately, the magical object he seeks may do more than end the revolution—it may provide the answer to a mystery as old as time!