In the linguistic field of colour, the student will be presented with two opposing views, i. e. those of universalism and relativism.
Various ideas expressed on colour starting from the transformational hypothesis. Readings of important papers in the linguistic field of colour.
Cooper, D. Metaphor. G. Lakoff and M. Johnson: Metaphors we live by.
Class participation and a final report.
１．Introduction: the relativist-universalist debate. ２．Hue, saturation and brightness. ３．J. Lyons: several approaches to colour. ４．The views of S. Ullman. ５．The universalist approach of Berlin and Kay. ６．An early inquiry into colour: Woodworth, 1910. ７．Woodworth continued. ８．McNeill's criticism of Berlin and Kay. ９．McNeill continued. 10．W. Gladstone's Homeric Greek terms of colour. 11．Gladstone continued. 12．Shields: Indo-European Basic Colour Terms. 13．Another aspect: colours used as symbols. 14．Natural colour of heraldry. 15．Revision and questions.
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