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Color Categories in Thought and Language - C. L. Hardin

Color Categories in Thought and Language

By: C. L. Hardin (Editor), Luisa Maffi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th October 1997
ISBN: 9780521498005
Number Of Pages: 416

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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.

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"...cutting-edge work..." Eleanor Rosch, Contemporary Psychology

The World Color Survey
Color naming across languages
Visual Psychologists
The psychophysics of color Bill Wooten
Physiological mechanisms of color vision
The neuropsychology of color
Insights gained from naming the OSA colors
Beyond the elements: investigations of hue
Color systems for cognitive research
Anthropologists and Linguists
Establishing basic color terms: measures and techniques
Color shift: evolution of English color terms from brightness to hue
Two observations on culture contact and the Japanese color nomenclature system
Skewing and darkening: dynamics of the cool category
Genes, opsins, neurons, and color categories: closing the gaps
Dissenting Voices
It's not really red, green, yellow, blue: an inquiry into perpetual color space
The linguistics of 'color'
Closing thoughts
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ISBN: 9780521498005
ISBN-10: 0521498007
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 13th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 19.05  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.71