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Assist. Prof. Dimitris Mylonas   Chair

Faculty of Philosophy
New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University
19 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3HH  United Kingdom 

Prof. Galina V. Paramei   Co-Chair

Department of Psychology
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
L16 9JD Liverpool  United Kingdom


This study group is active since 2009. Previous chairpersons have been:

2009-2015 – Jin-Sook Lee, chair (Korea), Paul Green-Armytage, co-chair (Australia)

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.


Membership to the Study Group on the Language of Colour is free and open to everyone. You can join us online by using the contact form on our website or in-person at an AIC conference where we will be hosting an event. Existing members can log in to the site and access contact details of other members, newsletters, details of meetings, articles, datasets and other resources. Your name and your contact details will be only available to existing members


Assist. Prof. Dimitris Mylonas

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.

Prof. Galina V. Paramei

Galina obtained her PhD in General Psychology from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Her Habilitation (post-doctorate degree) in Cognitive Psychology is from Ruhr-University Bochum and Venia legendi in Cognitive Neuroscience from Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany). Since 2008 she is Professor of Psychology at Liverpool Hope University (UK). Her main research interest is in Colour Vision psychophysics and Colour Cognition. In Colour Cognition, her focus is on the role of cultural factors on evolution of colour names, structure of colour categories, and dynamics of lexical refinement of colour space. Galina studies language-specific colour categorisation and colour naming, in particular, in Russian and Italian monolinguals and, as well, in bilinguals (German-English, Italian-English and Mandarin Chinese-English). In her studies she employs methods of visual psychophysics, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

In 2005-06 Galina was part of a nine-language project Colour Around the Baltic Sea. She is a co-editor of two acclaimed collective monographs on colour cognition: Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary Multilevel Modeling (2007) and Progress in Colour Studies: Cognition, Language and Beyond (2018), both from John Benjamins, Amsterdam/ Philadelphia. Recently she published two comprehensive reviews on language of colour:

Paramei G.V. (2020). Color categorization: Patterns and mechanisms of evolution. In R. Shamey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology, 2nd ed. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

Paramei G.V. & Bimler D.L. (2021). Language and psychology. In C.P. Biggam & K. Wolf (Eds.), A Cultural History of Color. Vol. 6, The Modern Age: From 1920 to present. London: Bloomsbury (in press).

Since 1999 Galina is a member of the International Colour Vision Society and from 2008 a member of The Colour Group (Great Britain). 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); she chaired the Programme Committee of the Progress in Colour Studies 2016 conference (London). In 2018 she was an invited speaker at the conference Formal Modeling and Analysis of Color Categorization; Innovations and Insights Since Berlin and Kay (1969) held at the University of California Irvine.

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