Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution

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University of California Press, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 196 pages
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Explores the psychophysical and neurophysical determinants of cross-linguistic constraints on the shape of color lexicons.
 

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Contents

Stimulus materials for color mapping task pocket
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Composite of foci of basic color terms in twenty lan
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EVOLUTION OF BASIC COLOR TERMS
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Typical Stage I basic color lexicon
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Inferred color categories for Jalé representing Stage I
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13c Inferred color categories for Ibo representing Stage
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Semantic relationships of Russian siniy and goluboy
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THE DATA
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SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND SOME SPECULATIONS
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Parallels in developmental sequence of phonological
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Alphabetical list of languages treated
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NOTES
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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COLOR CATEGORIZATION RESEARCH
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INDEX
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