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Augmenting basic colour terms in english

Mylonas, D; MacDonald, L; (2016) Augmenting basic colour terms in english. Color Research and Application , 41 (1) pp. 32-42. 10.1002/col.21944. Green open access

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Abstract

In an unconstrained colour naming experiment conducted over the web, 330 participants named 600 colour samples in English. The 30 most frequent monolexemic colour terms were analyzed with regards to frequency, consensus among genders, response times, consistency of use, denotative volume in the Munsell and OSA colour spaces and inter-experimental agreement. Each of these measures served for ranking colour term salience; rankings were then combined to give a composite index of basicness. The results support the extension of English inventory from the 11 basic colour terms of Berlin and Kay to 13 terms by the addition of lilac and turquoise.

Type: Article
Title: Augmenting basic colour terms in english
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/col.21944
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1002/col.21944
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Engineering, Chemical, Engineering, colour categorization, colour naming, online experiment, web colour, basic colour terms, basicness, lilac, turquoise, CATEGORIES, SPACE, MODEL, COGNITION, LANGUAGE, GRUE
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1464677
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