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ERIC Number: ED017900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-1
Pages: 57
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Reference Count: 0
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I SEES 'EM AS I CALLS 'EM--HUE DISCRIMINATION AND HUE NAMING ACROSS CULTURES.
KOPP, JAMES L.
IN AN ATTEMPT TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN PSYCHOPHYSICAL STUDIES OF HUE DISCRIMINATION AND ETHNOLINGUISTIC STUDIES OF HUE LABELING, AN EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED COMPARING LABELING AND DISCRIMINATION FUNCTIONS FOR SPEAKERS OF INDO-EUROPEAN (AMERICAN ENGLISH) AND NON-INDO-EUROPEAN (MEXICAN INDIAN) LANGUAGES. IT WAS FOUND THAT HUE LABELING PATTERNS OF THE TWO GROUPS DIFFERED AND THAT EACH LABELING PATTERN WAS ACCOMPANIED BY ITS OWN CORRELATED PATTERN OF HUE DISCRIMINATION. DISCRIMINATION TENDED TO BE POOR WITHIN LABELING CATEGORIES AND GOOD BETWEEN LABELING CATEGORIES IN BOTH LANGUAGE COMMUNITIES, A FINDING WHICH PARALLELS RESULTS OBTAINED FROM STUDIES OF CATEGORIZING IN THE PERCEPTION OF SPEECH. THIS SUGGESTS THAT CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION ALSO CHARACTERIZES THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM. THE OBSERVED INTERRELATION BETWEEN DISCRIMINATIONS AND LANGUAGE HABITS LENDS SUPPORT TO THE PRINCIPLE OF LINGUISTIC RELATIVITY--THE WHORFIAN HYPOTHESIS. THIS THESIS APPEARS IN "SUPPLEMENT TO STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR, PROGRESS REPORT V," SEPTEMBER 1, 1967, PUBLISHED BY THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 220 EAST HURON STREET, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48108. (AUTHOR/AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
Identifiers: WHORFIAN HYPOTHESIS