Color terms and color concepts

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2006. Color terms and color concepts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 94(4), pp. 334-338. ISSN 00220965 [Article]


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In their lead articles, both Kowalski and Zimiles, 2006 and O’Hanlon and Roberson, 2006 declare a general relation between color term knowledge and the ability to conceptually represent color. Kowalski and Zimiles, in particular, argue for a priority for the conceptual representation in color term acquisition. The complexities of the interaction are taken up in the current commentary, especially with regard to the neuropsychological evidence. Data from aphasic patients also argue for a priority for abstract thought, but nevertheless it may still be that the use of color terms is the only way in which to form color categories even if both linguistic and attentional factors play an important role.

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