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Color Categories Are Culturally Diverse in Cognition as Well as in Language

Roberson, Debi (2005) 'Color Categories Are Culturally Diverse in Cognition as Well as in Language.' Cross-Cultural Research, 39 (1). 56 - 71. ISSN 1069-3971

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Abstract

<jats:p> Categorization is a fundamental property of human cognition. This article presents a summary of recent research that has reexamined the nature of linguistic and nonlinguistic color categories and the relationship between them. Improvements in experimental paradigms combined with a better understanding of the relationship between physiology and higher level cognition have led to a clearer understanding of the complexities of the relationship between culture, language, cognition, and perception. It is concluded that possession of linguistic color categories facilitates recognition and influences perceptual judgments, even in languages with terms that are less abstract than English. Cognitive categories for color appear to be tightly tied to the linguistic terms used to describe them. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 09:23
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12983

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