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LINGUIST List 18.2629

Mon Sep 10 2007

Books: Cognitive Science/Psycholing/Socioling: Plümacher, Holz (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Speaking of Colors and Odors: Plümacher, Holz (Eds)

Message 1: Speaking of Colors and Odors: Plümacher, Holz (Eds)
Date: 08-Sep-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Speaking of Colors and Odors: Plümacher, Holz (Eds)
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Title: Speaking of Colors and Odors
Series Title: Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 8
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CELCR%208

Editor: Martina Plümacher
Editor: Peter Holz
Hardback: ISBN: 9027238952 Pages: 255 Price: U.S. $ 149.00

How to speak of colors and odors? In many cases, we have to think about an
adequate description of a perceived odor or shade of color. Words are not
fluently available. The contributions discuss color and odor perception and
its linguistic representation from different disciplinary angles: from
neurobiology, neuropsychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics and
philosophy. They show that linguistic representation of colors and odors
depends highly on cultures of communication. Experts are skilled in
discerning finer differences between their sense impressions and have at
their disposal a special language which non-experts do not master. The
color and odor vocabulary is rare, if there is no cultural habit to
communicate the very sense impression. In cases where individuals have to
speak of their sensory experiences more precisely they often turn to
metaphors. The contributions discuss the lack of inter-individual
conventions of naming and describing odors –- compared to the more expanded
linguistic representation of colors.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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