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Language describing sound / sound emulating language

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
London Science Museum


Sound Talking is a one-day event at the London Science Museum that seeks to explore the complex relationships between language and sound, both historically and in the present day. It aims to identify the perspectives and methodologies of current research in the ever-widening field of sound studies, and to locate productive interactions between disciplines.

Bringing together audio engineers, psychiatrists, linguists, musicologists, and historians of literature and medicine, we will be asking questions about sound as a point of linguistic engagement. We will consider the terminology used to discuss sound, the invention of words that capture sonic experience, and the use and manipulation of sound to emulate linguistic descriptions. Talks will address singing voice research, the history of onomatopoeias, new music production tools, auditory neuroscience, sounds in literature, and the sounds of the insane asylum.

- Mariana Lopez (University of York)
- Melissa Dickson (University of Oxford)
- Jonathan Andrews (Newcastle University)
- Maria Chait (UCL Ear Institute)
- David Howard (Royal Holloway University of London)
- Brecht De Man (Queen Mary University of London)
- Mandy Parnell (Black Saloon Studios)
- Trevor Cox (Salford University)

For more information and to register please click here

Contact name: 
Melissa Dickson
Open to all