Language, Color, and Perception
A rather good report (unusual for the BBC when it comes to linguistic issues) on how language impacts how we perceive color. What I especially like about it is that the discussion is limited to color, and no one jumps to broader conclusions about how language “affects how we think.”
My one quibble is the statement that English has only eleven words for color. That’s utter bollocks. But otherwise, it’s quite compelling.
(Hat Tip: Anthony Oliveira)
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