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Color Categories in Thought and Language

Color Categories in Thought and Language

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C. L. Hardin, Luisa Maffi, Paul Kay, Brent Berlin, William Merrifield, Bill Wooten, David L. Miller, Israel Abramov, Jules Davidoff, Robert M. Boynton, Lars Sivik, Greville G. Corbett, Ian R. L. Davies, Ronald Casson, James Stanlaw, Robert E. MacLaury, Stephen L. Zegura, Kimberly Jameson, Roy G. D'Andrade, John A. Lucy
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  • Date Published: August 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521498005

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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.

    • Distinguished cross-disciplinary line-up from science, psychology, linguistics, anthropology
    • Accessible and authoritative summaries of developments in the subject over the past twenty-five years
    • Presents significant new research, including preview of the results of the World Color Survey
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    • Date Published: August 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521498005
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    C. L. Hardin, Syracuse University, New York

    Luisa Maffi, University of California, Berkeley

    Contributors

    C. L. Hardin, Luisa Maffi, Paul Kay, Brent Berlin, William Merrifield, Bill Wooten, David L. Miller, Israel Abramov, Jules Davidoff, Robert M. Boynton, Lars Sivik, Greville G. Corbett, Ian R. L. Davies, Ronald Casson, James Stanlaw, Robert E. MacLaury, Stephen L. Zegura, Kimberly Jameson, Roy G. D'Andrade, John A. Lucy

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