Colour Studies: A broad spectrum

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Wendy Anderson, Carole P. Biggam, Carole Hough, Christian Kay
John Benjamins Publishing Company, Nov 15, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 417 pages
This volume presents some of the latest research in colour studies by specialists across a wide range of academic disciplines. Many are represented here, including anthropology, archaeology, the fine arts, linguistics, onomastics, philosophy, psychology and vision science. The chapters have been developed from papers and posters presented at the Progress in Colour Studies (PICS12) conference held at the University of Glasgow. Papers from the earlier PICS04 and PICS08 conferences were published by John Benjamins as Progress in Colour Studies, 2 volumes, 2006 and New Directions in Colour Studies, 2011, respectively. The opening chapter of this new volume stems from the conference keynote talk on prehistoric colour semantics by Carole P. Biggam. The remaining chapters are grouped into three sections: colour and linguistics; colour categorization, naming and preference; and colour and the world. Each section is preceded by a short preface drawing together the themes of the chapters within it. There are thirty-one colour illustrations.
 

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Contents

Section II Colour and linguistics
29
Towards a historical and cultural atlas of colour terms in the Near East
31
Evidence for a new colour term in the language of the Himba
53
Linguistic categorization of blue in Standard Italian
67
The semantic evolution of a Portuguese colour term
79
The motivational analysis of some Finnic colour terms
93
An idealized cognitive model of conceptual color metonymy in English
109
The spread of red in the Historical Thesaurus of English
126
Gender differences in colour naming
225
Personality and genderschemata contributions to colour preferences
240
A study of associations
258
Mind world and their complicated relations
273
Section IV Colour and the world
287
Effects of biology environment and language
291
Colour terms in the names of coastal and inland features
307
Referential meaning in basic and nonbasic color terms
323

Surveying colour terms in English
140
Exploring the metaphorical use of colour with the Historical Thesaurus of English
153
Section III Colour categorization naming and preference
167
The case for infant colour categories
169
Bornsteins paradox redux
181
Category effects on colour discrimination
200
Evidence from asymmetries in task performance
212
Strategies for colour denotation in Spanish winetasting
339
Exploring the colours of voices
352
Color music and emotion across cultures
366
An examination of Mary Gartsides publications on colour
380
The metamerism of Jacobean stage lighting using LED technology
397
Index
413
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