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The shape of words in the brain

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The principle of arbitrariness in language assumes that there is no intrinsic relationship between linguistic signs and their referents. However, a growing body of sound-symbolism research suggests the existence of some naturally-biased mappings between phonological properties of labels and perceptual properties of their referents (Maurer, Pathman, & Mondloch, 2006). We present new behavioural and neurophysiological evidence for the psychological reality of sound-symbolism. In a categoris...

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University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Department:
Department of Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
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Department of Psychology
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Kim Plunkett
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
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Cognition Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-28
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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0010-0277
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uuid:e4a257da-ba62-4078-83a6-43191f103d2e
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ora:3368

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