Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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The Language of Vision I: Colour

The task is designed to elicit vocabulary for colour using a subset of the Munsell chips from the World Colour Survey. The primary goal is to establish how people talk about colour and what resources the language provides for doing so, specifically (1) whether there is dedicated vocabulary for encoding colour and (2) how much consistency there is within a community for describing colour.

Prerequisites

You must have consulted Language of perception (pp. 10-21).
To conduct this task you need – (i) colour booklet, (ii) colour-blindness plates.

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Citation
Majid, Asifa, and Stephen C. Levinson. 2007. The language of vision I: colour. In Field Manual Volume 10, ed. Asifa Majid, 22-25. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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http://fieldmanuals.mpi.nl/volumes/2007/language-of-vision-colour/