Color term salience

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 74 Published In Pages: 1107-1121
By Hays, David G., Margolis, Enid, Naroll, Raoul, Perkins, Revere Dale


The number of color terms in a society's language is strongly correlated with its level of social complexity (1118)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi coefficientSupportedp<.01.60UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Number Of Focal Color TermsUNKNOWNVocabulary, Ethnophysics
Social ComplexityUNKNOWNNONE