Basic color terms: their universality and evolution

University of California Press Los Angeles Published In Pages: ??
By Berlin, Brent, Kay, Paul


"In addition to the fact that the stages of complexity of color vocabulary have a temporal ordering, there appears to be a positive correlation between general cultural complexity and complexity of color vocabulary" (16)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresSupportedNot ApplicableUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Evolutionary LevelIndependentNONE
Number Of Basic Color TermsDependentVocabulary, Ethnophysics