I'm about to study the ding dong vs the pooh pooh theories of the origin of language. I would like to make a poll with questions like "What emotions do you associate with the word "ka:men"?" and compare whether these answers are closer to the true representation of the word rather than answers to the questions like "Which of these objects would you guess "ka:men" to represent?".
Could you recommend any reading on this topic about studies done previously? And could you please give me any tips or advice about any potential mistakes I could possibly make when analyzing the data?
Thanks very much.
Feel free to reformulate the question if it doesn't sound clear to you.
Similar research: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160912161010.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29