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Color categories in thought and language

Author: C L Hardin; Luisa Maffi
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the late 1960s, Berlin and Kay argued that there are commonalities of basic colour term use that extend across languages and cultures, and probably express universal features of perception and cognition. In 1992, at the Asilomar Conference Centre, visual scientists and psychologists met with linguists and anthropologists for the first time to examine how these claims have fared in the light of current knowledge.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Aufsatzsammlung
Kongress
Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C L Hardin; Luisa Maffi
ISBN: 0521496934 9780521496933 0521498007 9780521498005
OCLC Number: 34604096
Notes: Papers presented at a conference, Asilomar Conference Center, California in 1992.
Description: x, 404 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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 --
Part II. 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.
Responsibility: edited by C.L. Hardin, Luisa Maffi.
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