New Directions in Colour Studies

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Carole Patricia Biggam
John Benjamins Publishing, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 462 pages
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Colour studies attracts an increasingly wide range of scholars from across the academic world. Contributions to the present volume offer a broad perspective on the field, ranging from studies of individual languages through papers on art, architecture and heraldry to psychological examinations of aspects of colour categorization, perception and preference. The chapters have been developed from papers and posters presented at a conference on Progress in Colour Studies (PICS08) held at the University of Glasgow. The volume both updates research reported at the earlier PICS04 conference (published by Benjamins in 2006 as Progress in Colour Studies volumes 1 and 2), and introduces new and exciting topics and developments in colour research. In order to make the articles maximally accessible to a multidisciplinary readership, each of the six sections following the initial theoretical papers begins with a short preface describing and drawing together the themes of the chapters within that section. There are seventeen colour illustrations.

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Section 1 Theoretical issues
Illusions of colour and shadow
Universal trends and specific deviations
TouchyFeely colour
Towards a semiotic theory of basic colour terms and the semiotics of Juri Lotman
Section 2 Languages of the world
Preface to Section 4
Investigating the underlying mechanisms of categorical perception of colour using the eventrelated potential technique
Category training affects colour discrimination but only in the right visual field
Effects of stimulus range on color categorization
Section 5 Individual differences in colour vision
Preface to Section 5
Colour and autism spectrum disorders
RedGreen dichromats use of basic colour terms

Preface to Section 2
Basic colour terms of Arabic
Red herrings in a sea of data
Towards a diachrony of Maltese basic colour terms
Rosa Schätze Pink zum kaufen
Kashubian colour vocabulary
Colour terms
Preliminary research on Turkish basic colour terms with an emphasis on blue
Terms for red in Central Europe
Section 3 Colour in society
Preface to Section 3
Colours in the community
Hues and cries
Colour appearance in urban chromatic studies
Aspects of armorial colours and their perception in medieval literature
Warm cool light dark or afterimage
The power of colour term precision
Categorical perception of colour
Synaesthesia in colour
Towards a phoneticallyrich account of speechsound colour synaesthesia
Perceiving grue
Section 6 Colour preference and colour meaning
Preface to Section 6
Agedependence of colour preference in the UK population
Ecological valence and human color preference
Look and learn
Effects of lightness and saturation on color associations in the Mexican population
Colour and emotion
Colors and color adjectives in the cortex
Section 7 Colour vision science
Preface to Section 7
Chromatic perceptual learning
Unique hues
A short note on visual balance judgements as a tool for colour appearance matching

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