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What drives sound symbolism? Different acoustic cues underlie sound-size and sound-shape mappings

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Sound symbolism refers to the non-arbitrary mappings that exist between phonetic properties of speech sounds and their meaning. Despite there being an extensive literature on the topic, the acoustic features and psychological mechanisms that give rise to sound symbolism are not, as yet, altogether clear. The present study was designed to investigate whether different sets of acoustic cues predict size and shape symbolism, respectively. In two experiments, participants judged whether a given c...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-017-05965-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Article number:
5562
Publication date:
2017-07-17
Acceptance date:
2017-06-06
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ISSN:
2045-2322
Pmid:
28717151
Source identifiers:
708528
Language:
English
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pubs:708528
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uuid:a0f34cbd-e549-40e7-8c94-4fbe64060b20
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pubs:708528
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2017-09-08

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