Sounding out ideas on language, vivid sensory words, and iconicity


The Ideophone is an irregularly updated blog by Mark Dingemanse, Associate Professor in Language and Communication at Radboud University Nijmegen and PI of the Elementary Particles of Conversation lab. I’ve been blogging since 2007.

You can reach me at ``. If you’d like to learn more about my work, check out my publications (for the academic point of view) or my press page (for my mission to make linguistics accessible to popular audiences).

2 responses to “About”

  1. Just wanted to ask why Bonnie McLean’s guest post lacks any way of leaving comments.

    I don’t have anything more intelligent to add than the old saying among German-speaking scientists that wer misst, misst Mist “whoever measures measures trash”, but as a matter of principle I find the sight of a supposed blog post without a commenting function disturbing. Aren’t discussions the very purpose of a blog?

  2. Hi David, sorry about this! That was an oversight, for some technical reason (to do with the fact that we imported from another platform) the comments were off on that post. Fixed now, and I’ll keep an eye on this in the future.

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