About the Language of Color AIC Study Group


The purpose of the AIC Study Group on the Language of Colour (SGLC) is to share information on and discuss studies on psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, semantics and semiotics of colour names and relation of these to cognitive (neuro)science of colour perception. Key topics are colour cognition, colour naming, categorisation, colour memory, colour semantics and semiotics, cross-cultural differences and their intersection with digital technologies.

We communicate with our members through newsletters (via email), our website and social network platforms in Twitter (@aic_lc) and Facebook (@languageofcolour). We host regular meetings for our members at AIC conferences and events.

Chair: Assist. Prof. Dimitris Mylonas

Faculty of Philosophy, New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, UK

Dr Dimitris Mylonas is Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Course Leader of Data Science at New College of the Humanities at Northeastern in London, UK. Dimitris holds a PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University College London funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He received a MSc in Digital Colour Imaging from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and completed successfully a MRes in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London again with the support of an EPSRC scholarship. He held research posts in the School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, in the Wellcome Laboratory of Neurobiology, University College London and in the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Dimitris is member of the Colour Group (Great Britain), Applied Vision Association and International Colour Vision Society. Dimitri’s research focuses on colour communication between humans and machines within and across different languages. A full list of his publications on the language of colour can be found at Google Scholar and or at ResearchGate with copies.

Co-Chair: Prof. Galina V. Paramei

Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Galina obtained her PhD (General Psychology) from Moscow Lomonosov State University (Russia) and Dr. habil./Venia legendi (Cognitive Neuroscience) from Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany). Her main research interest is in Colour Vision and Colour Cognition. Currently she is Professor of Psychology at Liver­pool Hope University (UK). In Colour Cognition, she studies language-specific colour categorisation, in particular, colour naming in Russian and Italian and, as well, in bilinguals (German-English, Italian-English and Mandarin Chinese-Eng­lish).

In 2005-06 she was part of a nine-language project Colour Around the Baltic Sea. She co-edited a book Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary Multilevel Mod­eling (Amsterdam: John Benjamins; 2007) whose focus is on the role of social and cultural constraints on evolution and structure of colour categories. From 2008 Galina is a member of The Colour Group (Great Britain); in 2010-12 she was a member of the CGGB Executive Committee. She co-organised several annual Vision Meetings of the CGGB: in 2010 (London), 2012 (Cambridge) and 2015 (London). In 2013 Galina was a keynote speaker at the Colour Language and Colour Categorization conference in Tallinn (Estonia).


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