Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Joe Blythe

The Language of Sound: II

The task is designed to elicit vocabulary for simple sounds. The primary goal is to establish how people describe sound and what resources the language provides generally for encoding this domain. More specifically: (1) whether there is dedicated vocabulary for encoding simple sound contrasts and (2) how much consistency there is within a community in descriptions. This develops on materials used in The language of sound


You must have completed Language of perception.
To conduct this task you need the audio files “LoS2009”.


This Field Manual entry can be downloaded from the MPG Publication Repository:

The stimulus materials are not yet available for distribution.

How to cite this resource?

Sicoli, M. A., Majid, A., & Levinson, S. C. (2009). The language of sound: II. In A. Majid (Ed.), Field manual volume 12 (pp. 14-19). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. doi:10.17617/2.446294.