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Color Categories In Thought And Language

EditorC. L. Hardin, Luisa Maffi

Paperback | August 28, 1997

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Twenty-five years ago, Berlin and Kay argued that there are commonalities of basic color term use that extend across languages and cultures, and probably express universal features of perception and cognition. In this volume, a distinguished team of contributors from visual science, psychology, linguistics and anthropology examine how these claims have fared in the light of current knowledge, surveying key ideas, results and techniques from the study of human color vision as well as field methods and theoretical interpretations drawn from linguistic anthropology.
Title:Color Categories In Thought And LanguageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:August 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521498007

ISBN - 13:9780521498005


Table of Contents

1. Introduction C. L. Hardin and Luisa Maffi; Part I. The World Color Survey: 2. Color naming across languages Paul Kay, Brent Berlin, Luisa Maffi and William Merrifield; Par tII. Visual Psychologists: 3. The psychophysics of color Bill Wooten, David L. Miller; 4. Physiological mechanisms of color vision Israel Abramov; 5. The neuropsychology of color Jules Davidoff; 6. Insights gained from naming the OSA colors Robert M. Boynton; 7. Beyond the elements: investigations of hue David L. Miller; 8. Color systems for cognitive research Lars Sivik; Part III. Anthropologists and Linguists: 9. Establishing basic color terms: measures and techniques Greville G. Corbett and Ian R. L. Davies; 10. Color shift: evolution of English color terms from brightness to hue Ronald Casson; 11. Two observations on culture contact and the Japanese color nomenclature system James Stanlaw; 12. Skewing and darkening: dynamics of the cool category Robert E. MacLaury; 13. Genes, opsins, neurons, and color categories: closing the gaps Stephen L. Zegura; Part IV. Dissenting Voices: 14. It's not really red, green, yellow, blue: an inquiry into perpetual color space Kimberly Jameson and Roy G. D'Andrade; 15. The linguistics of 'color' John A. Lucy; 16. Closing thoughts Luisa Maffi and C. L. Hardin.

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