Color Categories Are Not Arbitrary

@article{Kay2005ColorCA,
  title={Color Categories Are Not Arbitrary},
  author={P. Kay},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={39},
  pages={39 - 55}
}
  • P. Kay
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Research
Recent, well-controlled studies in cross-language color naming and cross-language tests of color memory and learning have made important contributions to our understanding of which aspects of cross-language color naming and nonverbal response to colors may and may not be attributed to pan-human properties of color appearance. Valuable as these results are, some studies have led to more relativistic conclusions than their results justify. In particular, these conclusions ignore the issue of… Expand
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