ID 75674
Title Transcription
カテゴリー ブンルイ ガ ヒキオコス ニンシキ ノ ヘンカ : エイゴ ノ シキサイ ゴイ yellow ノ バアイ
Title Alternative
Perceptional change from Categorization : A Case Study of English Color Term “Yellow"
Author
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
Colors of things can change in human minds. Sandy color of bricks or yellowish white of the midday sun often turns into vivid yellow,when painted from memory. This study shows that this kind of perceptional change of color is caused by categorization. English color category of‘yellow' consist of various shades of color,from the prototypical‘yellow' of ‘lemon' to the peripheral‘yellow' of‘bricks' or the‘midday sun.' But once the color of‘bricks' or the‘midday sun' is colled‘yellow,' i.e. categorized as a member of the color category'‘yellow,'this color begins to get closer to the prototypical member of this category', i.e. vivid yellow,in human minds. The change of perception can be a systematic process that happens with categories in general. This study provides a key to clarify the dynamic construction of categories.
Journal Title
言語文化研究
ISSN
13405632
NCID
AN10436724
Volume
17
Start Page
75
End Page
82
Sort Key
75
Published Date
2009-12
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences