ERIC Number: ED210941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Children's Acquisition of Color Vocabulary.
Sleight, Christine C.; Prinz, Philip M.
The study reported here examined the use of color terms by 36 male and female students in kindergarten through fifth grade in a suburban New York City school. The children were asked to label colors using the fanciest color term they could. The only significant difference found was between younger females and older females, tentatively indicating a developmental trend that may explain the difference in color term production between adult females and adult males. Previous studies had found that adult females use fancier terms to describe colors than do adult males and suggested that this difference is determined early in life. The present study indicates that while the difference in color usage between the sexes was not statistically significant at the age levels tested, it may point to a significant difference in later development. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (56th, New York, NY, December 27-30, 1981).