Publication details [#7299]

Osgood, Charles E., William H. May and Muray S. Miron. 1975. Cross-cultural universals of affective meaning. University of Illinois Press. xix + 486 pp.
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Book – monograph
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An elaborate treatment of C. Osgood's method and system for the measurement of meaning, and a presentation of first research results. The book contains: A general sketch of the strategy and problems of cross-national research into subjective culture, a sketch of the rationale and background of the research, a discussion of modes of qualifying human experience, a presentation of evidence for the cross-cultural generality of affective meaning systems, an atlas of affective meanings, a probe of subjective culture on the particular domain of color terms, and a further discussion of some issues in method and theory.