ERIC Number: ED021220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Hue Discrimination Related to Linguistic Habits.
Kopp,James; Lane, Harlan
Reasoning from recent psycholinguistic research, it was predicted that discrimination between two monochromatic stimuli would be poorer when they belong to the same color category, better when they belong to different color categories in the language of the observer. Accordingly, it was predicted that hue discrimination functions vary systematically from one language community to the next--to the extent that the different languages categorize the spectrum differently. Both predictions were supported by color labelling and discrimination measures obtained from speakers of English and Tzotzil, a Mayan language of Mexico. (See also AL 000 899.) (JD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
Identifiers: Hue Discrimination; Whorfian Hypothesis
Note: Report included in Studies in Language and Language Behavior, Progress Report No. VI.