Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary multilevel modeling

Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary multilevel modeling

By: Don Dedrick (editor), Galina V. Paramei (editor), Robert E. MacLaury (editor)Hardback

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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.Now Open Access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched 2017 Backlist Collection.


1. Foreword (by Maffi, Luisa); 2. Color naming research in its many forms and guises (by Dedrick, Don); 3. Part I: Color perception; 4. Hue categorization and color naming: Cognition to language to culture (by Bornstein, Marc H.); 5. Individual and population differences in focal colors (by Webster, Michael A.); 6. Russian color names: Mapping into a perceptual color space (by Safuanova, Olga V.); 7. Russian 'blues': Controversies of basicness (by Paramei, Galina V.); 8. Colour term research of Hugo Magnus (by Schontag, Roger); 9. Part II: Color cognition; 10. Categories of desaturated-complex color: Sensorial, perceptual, and cognitive models (by MacLaury, Robert E.); 11. Relative basicness of color terms: Modeling and measurement (by Kerttula, Seija); 12. The ambiguity of brightness (with special reference to Old English) and a new model for colour description in semantics (by Biggam, Carole P.); 13. Color naming in Estonian and cognate languages (by Oja, Vilja); 14. Color terms in ancient Egyptian and Coptic (by Schenkel, Wolfgang); 15. Basic color term evolution in the light of ancient evidence from the Near East (by Warburton, David A.); 16. Basic color terms from Proto-Semitic to Old Ethiopic (by Bulakh, Maria); 17. Towards a history and typology of color categorization in colloquial Arabic (by Borg, Alexander); 18. Japanese color terms, from 400 C.E. to the present: Literature, orthography, and language contact in light of current cognitive theory (by Stanlaw, James); 19. Color terms in Colonia Tovar, an Alemannisch Enclave in Venezuela (by Heinrich, Albert C.); 20. Mien (Yao) color terms (by L-Thongkum, Theraphan); 21. Part III: Color semiosis; 22. The semiosis of Swedish car colour names: Descriptive and amplifying functions (by Bergh, Gunnar); 23. Color and emotions in English (by Steinvall, Anders); 24. Linguistic construal of colors: The case of Russian (by Rakhilina, Ekaterina V.); 25. Color words in painting descriptions: Some linguistic evidence for entity-like conceptualization (by Anishchanka, Alena V.); 26. Metaphors as cognitive models in Halkomelem color adjectives (by Galloway, Brent D.); 27. Prototypical and stereotypical color in Slavic languages: Models based on folklore (by Popovic, Lyudmila); 28. Colour terms in fashion (by Stoeva-Holm, Dessislava); 29. To have color and to have no color: The coloring of the face in the Czech linguistic picture of the world (by Vankova, Irena); 30. Gender, age, and descriptive color terminology in some Caucasus cultures (by Samarina, Liudmila V.); 31. Towards a new topology of colour (by Saunders, Barbara); 32. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027232434
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 485
  • ID: 9789027232434
  • weight: 1110
  • ISBN10: 9027232431

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