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Colour Terms in Russian: Reflections of Typological Constraints in a Single Language

Corbett, Greville G. and Morgan, Gerry (1988) Colour Terms in Russian: Reflections of Typological Constraints in a Single Language Journal of Linguistics, 24 (1). pp. 31-64. ISSN 0022-2267

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Abstract

One of the milestones in typological studies is Berlin & Kay's (1969) account of basic colour terms, which has produced a steady stream of research of various types. Berlin & Kay summarized their work as follows. In sum, our two major findings indicate that the referents for the basic color terms of all languages appear to be drawn from a set of eleven universal perceptual categories, and these categories become encoded in the history of a given language in a partially fixed order (1969: 4–5).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in Journal of Linguistics 24(1): 31-64. © 1988 Cambridge University Press. Click here to access the article on the publisher's website.
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 10:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1330

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