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.

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).

I have a strong interest in the digital humanities, and have helped realise several online projects over the years. Examples are Verba Africana (2008), the L&C Field Manuals and Stimulus Materials (2010), and the information portal The Semioticon (2012).

The photo in the header was taken in San Francisco in 2009.

One response 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?

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