Cross-Linguistically Shared and Language-Specific Sound Symbolism for Motion: An Exploratory Data Mining Approach

Noburo Saji, Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita

研究成果: Conference contribution

18 被引用数 (Scopus)

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This paper demonstrates a new quantitative approach to identify what is behind universally sensed sound symbolism and sound symbolism detected only by speakers of a particular language. We presented 70 locomotion videos to Japanese and English speakers and asked them to create a word that would sound-symbolically match each action, then to rate the action on five semantic dimensions. Multivariate analyses revealed that certain sound-meaning links (e.g., voicing and speed) were more consistent than others within and across languages. Language-specific sound symbolism was also found for some sound-meaning links (e.g., the affricate manner of articulation was associated with light motions in Japanese, but with heavy motions in English). This implies that cross-linguistically shared and language-specific parts of sound symbolism are intricately intertwined within each language. This research underscores the importance of a bottom-up approach which can exploratorily investigate the complex sound-symbolic systems as a whole.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルCooperative Minds
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルSocial Interaction and Group Dynamics - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013
編集者Markus Knauff, Natalie Sebanz, Michael Pauen, Ipke Wachsmuth
出版社The Cognitive Science Society
ページ1253-1258
ページ数6
ISBN(電子版)9780976831891
出版ステータスPublished - 2013
イベント35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics, CogSci 2013 - Berlin, Germany
継続期間: 2013 7月 312013 8月 3

出版物シリーズ

名前Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013

Conference

Conference35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics, CogSci 2013
国/地域Germany
CityBerlin
Period13/7/3113/8/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • 認知神経科学

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