Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary Multilevel Modeling

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Robert E. MacLaury, Galina V. Paramei, Don Dedrick
John Benjamins Publishing, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 485 pages
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The field of color categorization has always been intrinsically multi- and inter-disciplinary, since its beginnings in the nineteenth century. The main contribution of this book is to foster a new level of integration among different approaches to the anthropological study of color. The editors have put great effort into bringing together research from anthropology, linguistics, psychology, semiotics, and a variety of other fields, by promoting the exploration of the different but interacting and complementary ways in which these various perspectives model the domain of color experience. By so doing, they significantly promote the emergence of a coherent field of the anthropology of color.
 

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Contents

Individual and population differences in focal colors
29
Mapping into a perceptual color space
55
Controversies of basicness
75
Color term research of Hugo Magnus
107
Color cognition
123
Modeling and measurement
151
The ambiguity of brightness with special reference to Old English
171
Color naming in Estonian and cognate languages
189
Literature orthography
295
Color terms in Colonia Tovar an Alemannisch Enclave in Venezuela
319
Color semiosis
335
The case of Russian
363
Some linguistic evidence
379
Metaphors as cognitive models in Halkomelem color adjectives
395
Color terms in fashion
421
The coloring of the face in the Czech
441

Color terms in ancient Egyptian and Coptic
211
Basic color term evolution in light of ancient evidence from the Near East
229
Basic color terms from ProtoSemitic to Old Ethiopic
247
Towards a history and typology of color categorization in colloquial Arabic
263
Gender age and descriptive color terminology in some Caucasus cultures
457
Index
481
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