Color term salience

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


"Ethnographers use the early terms in the Berlin-Kay list in almost every societal description that deals with color; they tend to use later terms in fewer descriptions, and only in desciptions that also use some of the early terms" (1118)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman’s rank-order correlationSupportedp<.01.94UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Basic Color TermsUNKNOWNEthnophysics
Number Of Color Terms MentionedUNKNOWNEthnophysics