Disinterring Basic Color Terms : a study in the mystique of cognitivism

@article{Saunders1995DisinterringBC,
  title={Disinterring Basic Color Terms : a study in the mystique of cognitivism},
  author={B. Saunders},
  journal={History of the Human Sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={8},
  pages={19 - 38}
}
  • B. Saunders
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • History of the Human Sciences
  • In 1969 Brent Berlin and Paul Kay published Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution, in which they reported the results of an experimental programme,’ which tested their hypothesis that ’color words translate too easily among various pairs of unrelated languages for the extreme linguistic relativity thesis to be valid’ (2). Their results, they claimed, supported the hypothesis, casting doubt on the widely held belief that each language segments the colour continuum arbitrarily and… CONTINUE READING
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