The SSCC 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.
Keynote speakers are:
Damián Blasi (Zurich)
Ophélia Deroy (London)
Vanja Kovic (Belgrade)
Charles Spence (Oxford; to be confirmed)
Søren Wichmann (Leiden)
Proposals, consisting of a title and an abstract of about 2000 characters (including spaces and bibliography), should be sent before 10 February 2017 to the two organizers:
Conference languages are French and English.
Members of the scientific board are: Kimi Akita (Nagoya University, JP), Mark Changizi (2AI Labs, US), Mark Dingemanse (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics), Jacques Dürrenmatt (University of Paris-Sorbonne, FR), Mutsumi Imai (Keyo University, JP), Stefano Gensini (University of Rome 1 "La Sapienza", IT), Shoko Hamano (Washington University, US), Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano (University of Zaragoza), Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri (University of Rome 3, IT), Padraic Monaghan (Lancaster University, GB), Claude Montacié (University of Paris-Sorbonne, FR), Tatjana Nazir (CNRS - University of Lyon, FR), Franck Neveu (University of Paris-Sorbonne, FR), Janis Nuckolls (Brigham Young University, US), Sharon Peperkamp (CNRS - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, FR), Olivier Soutet (University of Paris-Sorbonne, FR), Sergueï Tchougounnikov (Université de Bourgogne, FR)
Registration fee for participants is 100€ (before 10 Avril) or 150 € (after 10 Avril). The access for the public is free.
See the long version of the call for papers on the website for more details