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The semantics of colour : a historical approach, C.P. Biggam

Label
The semantics of colour : a historical approach
Title
The semantics of colour
Title remainder
a historical approach
Statement of responsibility
C.P. Biggam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Human societies name and classify colours in various ways. Knowing this, is it possible to retrieve colour systems from the past? This book presents the basic principles of modern colour semantics, including the recognition of basic vocabulary, subsets, specialised terms and the significance of non-colour features. Each point is illustrated by case studies drawn from modern and historical languages from around the world. These include discussions of Icelandic horses, Peruvian guinea-pigs, medieval roses, the colour yellow in Stuart England, and Polynesian children's colour terms. Major techniques used in colour research are presented and discussed, such as the evolutionary sequence, Natural Semantic Metalanguage and Vantage Theory. The book also addresses whether we can understand the colour systems of the past, including prehistory, by combining various semantic techniques currently used in both modern and historical colour research with archaeological and environmental information"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biggam, C. P.
Dewey number
  • 401.43
  • 401/.43
Index
index present
LC call number
P305.19.C64
LC item number
B54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Color vision
  • Color
  • Semantics
  • Language and culture
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Color
  • Color vision
  • Language and culture
  • Semantics
  • Farbe
  • Farbensymbolik
  • Semantik
  • Farbe
  • Semantik
Label
The semantics of colour : a historical approach, C.P. Biggam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is colour? -- What is colour semantics -- Basic colour terms -- Non-basic and non-standard colour expressions -- Basic colour categories -- The evolutionary sequence -- Different approaches -- Historical projects: preliminaries -- Synchronic studies -- Diachronic studies -- Prehistoric colour studies -- Applications and potential
Control code
792684396
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139336598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613571809
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
357180
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684396
Label
The semantics of colour : a historical approach, C.P. Biggam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is colour? -- What is colour semantics -- Basic colour terms -- Non-basic and non-standard colour expressions -- Basic colour categories -- The evolutionary sequence -- Different approaches -- Historical projects: preliminaries -- Synchronic studies -- Diachronic studies -- Prehistoric colour studies -- Applications and potential
Control code
792684396
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139336598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613571809
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
357180
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684396

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