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 frequency of a term in a single literary language correlates strongly with the earliness of that term in Berlin and Kay's evolutionary sequence" (1118)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman’s rank-order correlationSupportedp<.001.87UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Focal Color Term FrequencyUNKNOWNEthnophysics
Order In Evolutionary SequenceUNKNOWNNONE