In our explorations of sensory landscapes, we carry out two types of investigations to find out more about sensory experiences and people's descriptions of such experiences through language. Our target languages are English, Spanish, and Swedish and we use questionnaires and corpora to collect data.
The following are examples of sensescape studies:
We investigate English, Spanish, and Swedish speakers' reactions to different sensory stimuli through questionnaires. We ask participants to describe their experiences, rate them and let us know to what extent the stimuli give rise to multimodal associations across vision, sound, taste, smell, taste or sensations inside the body.
We make use of data from English and Spanish narratives in order to shed light on the couplings between sensory meanings and how they - in fact - are expressed in these two languages, through the means that the languages offer. We aim to find out whether there are typological differences and if so what the reasons for those differences are.