Lexicalization patterns in color naming

A cross-linguistic perspective

| University of Zagreb
| University of Zagreb
| University of Zagreb
ISBN 9789027204035 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027262127 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The volume presents sixteen chapters focused on lexicalization patterns used in color naming in a variety of languages. Although previous studies have dealt with categorization and perceptual salience of color terms, few studies have been consistently conducted in order to investigate phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic devices languages use to form color terms.

The aim of this volume is to approach color data from a relativist and typological perspective and to address some novel viewpoints in the research of color terms, such as: (a) the focus on language structure per se in the study of lexicalization data; (b) investigation of inter- and intra-language structural variation; (c) culture and language contact as reflected in language structure.

Topics of this book have a broad appeal to researchers working in the fields of linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and psychology.
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Table of Contents
Ida Raffaelli, Daniela Katunar and Barbara Kerovec
Part 1. Lexicalization patterns in and over time
Rethinking the category of “basic color term” Evidence from Hungarian lexicalization patterns
Réka Benczes and Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra
Lexicalization patterns in Slovak color naming
Katarina Dudová
Compound color terms in Italian
Maria Grossmann and Paolo D'Achille
“Brightness” in color linguistics: New light from Danish visual semantics
Carsten Levisen
Lexicalization patterns in color naming in Korean
Seongha Rhee
Lexicalization patterns in color naming in Gbaya, a Ubanguian language of CAR
Paulette Roulon-Doko
Part 2. Color terms in a genealogical and typological perspective
Innovations in Semitic color term systems
Maria Bulakh
Lexicalization patterns in color naming: The case of Modern Hindī
Andrea Drocco and Orsola Risato
Complex color denomination in French and Occitan
Xavier Bach, Anetta Kopecka and Benjamin Fagard
Color terms in Basque: Lexicalization and categorization
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
Lexicalization patterns in color naming in Croatian, Czech, and Polish
Ida Raffaelli, Jan Chromý and Anetta Kopecka
Color naming in Africa
Guillaume Segerer and Martine Vanhove
Part 3. Languages in culture and languages in contact
Universals and variability of color naming in Icelandic, Icelandic Sign Language, and North American Icelandic
Þórhalla Guðmundsdóttir Beck and Matthew Whelpton
Symbolic and cultural meaning of colors in phraseology: A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural study of Russian and German phraseological units
Branka Barčot and Anita Hrnjak
From object to color and back: Seeing the world in color in Croatian, Turkish, and Arabic
Daniela Katunar, Barbara Kerovec and Nawar Ghanim Murad
Ossetic color terms system
Arseniy Vydrin
“The book achieves its goal by taking the research on perceptual salience of color terms a step further and gives a good account of lexicalization patterns from diachronic, synchronic, and sociolinguistic points of view. [...] Several articles of this volume deserve special attention from theoretical linguists and typologists since they make an important contribution to our understanding of inter- and intra-language variation.”
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BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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