Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

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

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. To what extent can cross-cultural regularities be explained by the operation of the human visual system? What can the study of colour categorisation tell us about concept formation? Are the Berlin-Kay results an artifact of their methods? What tools have been and should be used to probe the structure of human colour categories? In this volume, which arose from that conference but also incorporates new work, a distinguished team of contributors survey key ideas, results and techniques from the study of human colour vision, as well as field methods and theoretical interpretations drawn from linguistic anthropology.

Buy Color Categories in Thought and Language by C. L. Hardin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521498005
ISBN-10: 0521498007
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Color Categories in Thought and Language by C. L. Hardin

Book Reviews - Color Categories in Thought and Language by C. L. Hardin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Color Categories in Thought and Language book by C. L. Hardin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By C. L. Hardin

Color for Philosophers by C. L. Hardin
Paperback, January 1988
$37.22