The basic colour terms of Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian and their typological relevance
Hippisley, A, Davies, IRL and Corbett, GG (2008) The basic colour terms of Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian and their typological relevance Studies in Language, 32 (1). pp. 56-92.
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Berlin & Kay's basic colour term framework claims that there is an ordering in the diachronic development of languages' colour systems. One generalisation is that primary colours, WHITE, BLACK, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, are lexicalised before derived colours, which are perceptual blends, e.g. ORANGE is the blend of YELLOW and RED. The colour systems of Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian offer an important typological contribution. It is already known that primary colour space can contract upon the emergence of a basic derived term; our findings indicate that derived categories also shift as colour systems develop. Tsakhur offers corroborating evidence.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group|
|Identification Number :||10.1075/sl.32.1.04hip|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||LINGUISTIC RELATIVITY CATEGORIES CONSTRAINTS UNIVERSALS PERCEPTION LANGUAGE VISION SPACE|
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|Date Deposited :||16 Aug 2010 15:50|
|Last Modified :||09 Jun 2014 13:32|
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