“Edible” colour names: Cross-cultural comparison of Russian and English

Griber, Y.A. and Paramei, G.V. and Mylonas, D. (2018) “Edible” colour names: Cross-cultural comparison of Russian and English. Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference (Lisbon, Portugal, 25th-29th September, 2018). pp. 495-500. ISSN 2617-2410

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Abstract

We explored differences between Russian and English languages in incidences of colour names related to food and edible substances. Colour names were elicited in a web-based psycholinguistic experiment with native speakers of Russian (N=713; 333 males) and English (N=272, 113 males). Colour samples (N=600) were approximately uniformly distributed in the Munsell Color Solid. An unconstrained colour-naming method was employed. A refined dataset comprised 14,260 responses from Russian and 5,428 responses from English speakers. For each language dataset, we report the inventory of “edible” colour names, their frequency, and derivational productivity. We conclude that, along with the natural environment, the inventory of “edible” terms is language-specific and manifests culture-specific culinary worldview.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's version of a paper that was presented at the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference in September 2018. A book of proceedings was subsequently published and is available from http://www.aic2018.org/
Keywords: “edible” colour names, Russian, English, cross-cultural differences
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Matthew Adams
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 11:48
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2701

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