Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Continuing Commentary
B. A. C. Saunders and J. van Brakel (1997). Are there nontrivial constraints on colour categorization? BBS 20:167–228

Colour word usage within languages follows the Berlin and Kay ordering


I. C. McManus a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Centre for Health Informatics and Medical Education (CHIME), University College London, London WC1E 6BT, England i.mcmanus@ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

Colour word usage within languages follows the same ordering as that proposed by Berlin and Kay between languages. This provides additional validation and support for Berlin and Kay's schema.