Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

E-mail this page

Conference Information

Full Title: Sound Symbolism and Crossmodal Correspondences

Short Title: SSCC
Location: Paris, France
Start Date: 04-May-2017 - 05-May-2017
Contact: Luca Nobile
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL:
Meeting Description: The SSCC international and interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the relationship between the general phenomenon of crossmodal correspondences and its particular realization in the linguistic field in the form of sound symbolism.

The term crossmodal correspondences refers to any kind of homology between different perceptual modalities, which can be observed experimentally in the general population. For instance, the fact that, among the majority of participants, the visual opposition between small and large correlates with the auditory opposition between acute and grave, and not the contrary.

The term sound symbolism indicates the subset of crossmodal correspondences concerning speech sounds or articulations and their relationship with the meanings they carry within a language. For instance, the fact that most languages having the morphological opposition between diminutive and augmentative represent it by an opposition between acute phonemes and grave phonemes, and not the contrary.

This conference will address both the point of intersection between the two fields and their complementarity, offering to bridge the gap between linguists, psychologists, philosophers and literary studies, cognitive science and natural language processing specialists.

Keynote speakers are:

Damián Blasi
Ophélia Deroy
Vanja Ković
Søren Wichmann
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4852

Calls and Conferences main page