ERIC Number: EJ470815
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Social and Cognitive Motivations of Change: Measuring Variability in Color Semantics.
MacLaury, Robert E.
Language, v67 n1 p34-62 Mar 1991
Examines the phenomenon of semantic change with regard to color categories in closely related Mayan languages (Tzetal and Tzotzil) associated with radically different social milieux. It is argued that, although a model of individual cognition explains how color categories change at the basic level, a social model accounts for differences between communities. (Contains 50 references.) (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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