Speaking of Colors and Odors

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| Technical University Berlin
| University of Bremen
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How to speak of colors and odors? In many cases, we have to think about an adequate description of a perceived odor or shade of color. Words are not fluently available.The contributions discuss color and odor perception and its linguistic representation from different disciplinary angles: from neurobiology, neuropsychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics and philosophy. They show that linguistic representation of colors and odors depends highly on cultures of communication. Experts are skilled in discerning finer differences between their sense impressions and have at their disposal a special language which non-experts do not master. The color and odor vocabulary is rare, if there is no cultural habit to communicate the very sense impression. In cases where individuals have to speak of their sensory experiences more precisely they often turn to metaphors. The contributions discuss the lack of inter-individual conventions of naming and describing odors – compared to the more expanded linguistic representation of colors.
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Table of Contents
1. Speaking of colors and odors
Martina Plümacher and Peter Holz
1–17
2. Color smell, and language: The semiotic nature of perception and language
Wolfgang Wildgen
19–34
3. How can language cope with color? Functional aspects of the nervous system
Manfred Fahle
35–60
4. Color perception, color description and metaphor
Martina Plümacher
61–84
5. Attractiveness and adornment: Reference to colors and smells in Papuan speech communities
Volker Heeschen
85–111
6. Color terms between elegance and beauty. The verbalization of color with textiles and cosmetics
Siegfried Wyler
113–128
7. Color names and dynamic imagery
Andrea Graumann
129–140
8. From blue stockings to blue movies: Color metonymies in English
Susanne Niemeier
141–154
9. Odor memory: The unique nature of a memory system
Gesualdo M. Zucco
155–165
10. From psychophysics to semiophysics: Categories as acts of meaning. A case study from olfaction and audition, back to colors
Danièle Dubois
167–184
11. Cognition, olfaction and linguistic creativity: Linguistic synesthesia as poetic device in cologne advertisement
Peter Holz
185–202
12. Understanding synesthetic expressions: Vision and olfaction with the physiological = psychological model
Yoshikata Shibuya, Hajime Nozawa and Toshiyuki Kanamaru
203–226
13. Olfactory and visual processing and verbalization: Cross-cultural and neurosemiotic dimensions
Tatiana V. Chernigovskaya and Viktor V. Arshavsky
227–238
Contributors
239
Index
241–244
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006048028