Academic journal article Visible Language

Note from the Editor

Academic journal article Visible Language

Note from the Editor

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I noted in the previous issue, Visible Language 51.1, that people have communicated with visual symbols / icons / pictograms for thousands of years. To punctuate that point - four articles in these issues are on ancient Mesoamerican hieroglyphic communication systems: two in 51.1 "Tz'ihb 'write/ paint': Multimodality in Maya glyphic texts" by Agnieszka Hamann, and "Signs of resistance: Iconography and semasiography in Otomi architectural decoration and manuscripts of the early colonial period" by David Charles Wright-Carr, and two in 51.2 "Metonymic and metaphoric series in the Codex Borgia, Plates 33-34" by Angélica Baena Ramírez, and "The Written Adornment: the many relations of text and image in Classic Maya visual culture" by Daniel Salazar Lama and Rogelio Valencia Rivera.

These papers were first given as presentations at the conference Sign and Symbol in Egypt and Mesoamerica: Exploring the Interrelationships of Writing and Iconography held June 30 -July 07, 2016 at the University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. …

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