Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : :Associated University Presses, c2003.
Book — 587 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
The study of color terms across languages
Reconstruction of color taxonomies in proto-Indo-European and in historical languages
Basic color terms in Germanic and Old English
Basic color terms in middle and modern English
The seasons of the year
The five senses
The folk-psychology of mind and soul
Taxonomies and the problem of universals.
This book studies the folk-taxonomy for English, and to some extent for the Germanic and Indo-European language families. The semantic fields studied are basic color terms, seasons of the year, geometric shapes, the five senses, the folk-psychology of mind and soul, and basic plant and animal life-forms. Anderson's emphasis is on folk-taxonomies in Old and Middle English, and also on the implications of semantic analysis for our reading of early english literary texts. (source: Nielsen Book Data)