David Bimler

List of John Benjamins publications for which David Bimler plays a role.


To study associations among colour terms, we asked speakers of fourteen European languages to list terms in the order that they came to mind and converted each list into an array of “adjacencies”. Analysis of these pointed to possible differences among languages in the cognitive organization of… read more | Chapter
Bimler, David, Jennifer Brunt, Laura Lanning and Valérie Bonnardel 2014 Personality and gender-schemata contributions to colour preferencesColour Studies: A broad spectrum, Anderson, Wendy, Carole P. Biggam, Carole Hough and Christian Kay (eds.), pp. 240–257
A gender difference in color preference has been repeatedly reported among English speakers, with a secondary preference among females for pink-purple colors, modulating a primary preference from both sexes for “cool” over “warm” hues. However, this group difference leaves much individual variation… read more | Article
Bimler, David 2011 Universal trends and specific deviations: Multidimensional scaling of colour terms from the World Color SurveyNew Directions in Colour Studies, Biggam, Carole P., Carole Hough, Christian Kay and David R. Simmons (eds.), pp. 13–26
Some trends are well-established across the 110 languages surveyed in the World Color Survey (WCS): colour terms are not distributed arbitrarily through ‘colour space’, and, of all possible combinations of terms within a single language, only a few are encountered. WCS data were analyzed to examine… read more | Article
Jameson, Kimberly A., David Bimler and Linda M. Wasserman 2006 Re-assessing perceptual diagnostics for observers with diverse retinal photopigment genotypesProgress in Colour Studies: Volume II. Psychological aspects, Pitchford, Nicola and Carole P. Biggam (eds.), pp. 13–33