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Does language influence the vertical representation of auditory pitch and loudness?

Abstract:

Sounds that are higher in frequency and louder are associated with higher positions while lower frequency and quieter sounds are associated with lower locations, respectively. In English, "high" and "low" are used to label pitch, loudness and spatial verticality. By contrast, different words are preferentially used, in Catalan and Spanish, for pitch (high: "agut/agudo"; low: "greu/grave") and for loudness/verticality (high: "alt/alto"; low: "baix/bajo"). Thus, English and Catalan/Spanish diff...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1177/2041669517716183

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Fernández-Prieto, I More by this author
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Somerville College
Navarra, J More by this author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
i-Perception Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
1-11
Publication date:
2017-06-23
Acceptance date:
2017-05-29
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ISSN:
2041-6695
Pubs id:
pubs:697593
URN:
uri:58ae2047-a163-4bf5-9108-37bbcaa01d14
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uuid:58ae2047-a163-4bf5-9108-37bbcaa01d14
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pubs:697593

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