Semiotics 1980 pp 217-226 | Cite as

Naturalness vs. Arbitrariness in the Domain of Color

  • Nancy P. Hickerson


The visual perception and linguistic categorization of color are related topics which have received extensive and long-term attention from a number of disciplines. Linguists, philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, and physical and biological scientists have been, in various ways, preoccupied with color -- usually as an example of some more general type of relationship among experience, cognition, and linguistic or cultural behavior.


Color Chip Color System Color Category Color Theory Color Term 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy P. Hickerson
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  1. 1.Texas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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