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

@article{Maclaury1992FromBT,
  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},
  year={1992},
  volume={33},
  pages={137 - 186}
}
by Robert E. MacLaury Berlin and Kay's (i969) "basic color terms" are the simplest forms of broadest meaning that most speakers of a language will routinely apply to colors in any context. They number from 2 to i i in languages throughout he world. Yet in language after language speakers choose the same colors as the best examples or foci of basic color terms; the favored colors comprise less than 30% of the total assortment contemplated during interviews. This suggests that foci are… Expand
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