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Colour-cognition is more universal than colour-language

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2019

I. R. L. Davies
Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 5XH,


We acknowledge that empirical support for universal colour categories in colour cognition is insufficient: it relies too heavily on Rosch-Heider's work with the Dani. We offer new evidence supporting universal perceptual-cognitive colour categories. The same data also support language modulating colour-cognition: Universal structures are fine-tuned by language.

Open Peer Commentary
1997 Cambridge University Press

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