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Language and perceptual categorisation

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2001. Language and perceptual categorisation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(9), pp. 382-387. ISSN 13646613 [Article]

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In a pioneering set of experiments, Rosch investigated the colour processing of a remote traditional culture. It was concluded that colours form universally natural and salient categories. However, our own cross-cultural research, backed up by neuropsychological data and interference studies, indicates that perceptual categories are derived from the words in the speaker's language. The new data support a rather strong version of the Whorfian view that perceptual categories are organized by the linguistic systems of our mind.

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1016/S1364-6613(00)01726-5

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Psychology

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1 September 2001Published

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408

Date Deposited:

10 Dec 2008 10:36

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26 Jul 2018 06:04

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/408

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