Colour Studies

A broad spectrum

| University of Glasgow
| University of Glasgow
| University of Glasgow
| University of Glasgow
ISBN 9789027212191 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027269195 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume presents some of the latest research in colour studies by specialists across a wide range of academic disciplines. Many are represented here, including anthropology, archaeology, the fine arts, linguistics, onomastics, philosophy, psychology and vision science. The chapters have been developed from papers and posters presented at the Progress in Colour Studies (PICS12) conference held at the University of Glasgow. Papers from the earlier PICS04 and PICS08 conferences were published by John Benjamins as Progress in Colour Studies, 2 volumes, 2006 and New Directions in Colour Studies, 2011, respectively. The opening chapter of this new volume stems from the conference keynote talk on prehistoric colour semantics by Carole P. Biggam. The remaining chapters are grouped into three sections: colour and linguistics; colour categorization, naming and preference; and colour and the world. Each section is preceded by a short preface drawing together the themes of the chapters within it. There are thirty-one colour illustrations.
[Not in series, 191]  2014.  xiv, 417 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Prehistoric colour semantics
Prehistoric colour semantics: A contradiction in terms
Carole P. Biggam
Colour and Linguistics
Preface to Section II
Towards a historical and cultural atlas of colour terms in the Near East: Remarks on GREEN and BLUE in some Arabic and Aramaic vernaculars
Alexander Borg
The evolution of GRUE: Evidence for a new colour term in the language of the Himba
Alexandra Grandison, Ian R.L. Davies and Paul T. Sowden
Linguistic categorization of BLUE in Standard Italian
Mari Uusküla
From blood to worms: The semantic evolution of a Portuguese colour term
Andrew Swearingen
The motivational analysis of some Finnic colour terms
Vilja Oja
Her blue eyes are red : An idealized cognitive model of conceptual color metonymy in English
Jodi L. Sandford
The spread of RED in the Historical Thesaurus of English
Marc Alexander and Christian Kay
A metaphorical spectrum: Surveying colour terms in English
Wendy Anderson and Ellen Bramwell
Exploring the metaphorical use of colour with the Historical Thesaurus of English: A case study of purple and lavender
Rachael Hamilton
Colour categorization, naming and preference
Preface to Section III
The case for infant colour categories
Anna Franklin, Alice Skelton and Gemma Catchpole
Bornstein’s paradox (redux)
Don Dedrick
Category effects on colour discrimination
Christoph Witzel and Karl R. Gegenfurtner
Colour category effects: Evidence from asymmetries in task performance
Oliver Wright
Gender differences in colour naming
Dimitris Mylonas, Galina V. Paramei and Lindsay W. MacDonald
Personality and gender-schemata contributions to colour preferences
David Bimler, Jennifer Brunt, Laura Lanning and Valérie Bonnardel
Axiological aspects of Polish colour vocabulary: A study of associations
Danuta Stanulewicz, Ewa Komorowska and Adam Pawłowski
The metaphysical significance of colour categorization: Mind, world, and their complicated relationship
Mazviita Chirimuuta
Colour and the World
Preface to Section IV
Color seeing and speaking: Effects of biology, environment and language
Alessio Plebe and Vivian M. De La Cruz
Colour terms in the names of coastal and inland features: A study of four Berwickshire parishes
Leonie Mhari and Carole Hough
Referential meaning in basic and non-basic color terms
Alena V. Anishchanka, Dirk Speelman and Dirk Geeraerts
Unfolding colour in mind and language: Strategies for colour denotation in Spanish wine-tasting notes
Marzenna Mioduszewska
Synaesthetic associations: Exploring the colours of voices
Anja Moos, David R. Simmons and Rachel Smith
Bach to the blues: Color, music and emotion across cultures
Lilia R. Prado-León, Karen B. Schloss and Stephen E. Palmer
“Miss Gartside’s immediate eye” An examination of Mary Gartside’s publications on colour between 1805 and 1808 in the context of illustrated colour literature and paint manuals of the early nineteenth century
Alexandra Loske
Lighting up Shakespeare: The metamerism of Jacobean stage lighting using LED technology
Emma Armstrong and Joe Stathers-Tracey
“[A]n impressive and wide-ranging collection of chapters covering the state-of-the-art in colour research. The editors have done a tremendous job in bringing this broad range of interdisciplinary work together. [...] There are some extremely high quality and innovative chapters in here that will most certainly become required reading for anyone in the field.”
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2018.  In Progress in Colour Studies,  pp. 241 ff. Crossref logo
Zayniev, Daler
2019. The polysemy of the colour term white in English, Russian, Tajik and Uzbek. ExELL 7:2  pp. 112 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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