From Brightness to Hue: An Explanatory Model of Color-Category Evolution [and Comments and Reply]

  title={From Brightness to Hue: An Explanatory Model of Color-Category Evolution [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={Robert E. Maclaury and Gordon W. Hewes and Paul R. Kinnear and Jan B. Deręgowski and William R. Merrifield and Barbara Saunders and James Stanlaw and Christina Toren and J. van Brakel and Roger Williams Wescott},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={137 - 186}
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