Colour categorization and the space between perception and language

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (2):187-188 (1997)
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Abstract

We need to reconsider and reconceive the path that will take us from innate perceptual saliencies to basic 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

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