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Colour categorization and the space between perception and language

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2019

Don Dedrick
Affiliation:
Philosophy Department, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3P4 ddedrick@uvic.ca

Abstract

We need to reconsider and reconceive the path that will take us from innate perceptual saliencies to basic (and perhaps other) colour language. There is a space between the perceptual and the linguistic levels that needs to be filled by an account of the rules that people use to generate relatively stable reference classes in a social context.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
1997 Cambridge University Press

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