LINGUIST List 27.1042

Mon Feb 29 2016

Confs: Portuguese, Historical Ling, Psycholing, Translation/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 27-Feb-2016
From: Joao Silvestre <>
Subject: Colour Naming Processes from a Cross-Linguistic Approach
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Colour Naming Processes from a Cross-Linguistic Approach

Date: 30-Mar-2016 - 30-Mar-2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Joao Paulo Silvestre
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): Portuguese

Meeting Description:

30/03/2016 (16:00-18:00)
Institute of Modern Languages Research, Room 243 (Senate House, WC1E 7HU)

King’s College Camões Centre and the Institute of Modern Languages Research organise a workshop on the Portuguese Language. The linguists Esperança Cardeira and Alina Villalva, researchers at the University of Lisbon, are the invited speakers.

Colour naming processes from a cross-linguistic approach

The workshop explores colour naming processes on a cross-linguistic approach, in order to trace relevant linguistic issues and interesting interconnections to other scientific domains.
The session is led by Alina Villalva and Esperança Cardeira (University of Lisbon), currently working on a prototype of a dictionary for the root of simple words and their derivatives. Testing will concern a subset of the lexicon that includes emotion
 and colour words, since they both refer to personal synaesthetic experiences that engender obviously common naming issues.

We encourage contributions from a wide range of fields such as lexicology, lexicography, comparative linguistics (especially from a Pan-European perspective), morphology, historical linguistics and cultural studies. Interdisciplinary proposals concerned with the perception, understanding and use of colour related to colour words are also welcome.

This event is open to all and free to attend, but registration is required:

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