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LINGUIST List 16.1986

Tue Jun 28 2005

Books: Cognitive Science/Ling Theories/Semantics: Rúa

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Birds, Colours and Prepositions: Rúa

Message 1: Birds, Colours and Prepositions: Rúa
Date: 28-Jun-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Birds, Colours and Prepositions: Rúa

Title: Birds, Colours and Prepositions
Subtitle: The Theory of Categorization and its Applications in Linguistics
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 33
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Paula López Rúa, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Paperback: ISBN: 3895867608 Pages: 250 Price: Europe EURO 66 Comment: 2nd edition

This book is first about categorization and then about linguistic
categorization. On the one hand, it gives answers to both general and
specific questions about that process (what is categorization for? Is it
exclusively human, or exclusively adult? Are categories like bird, blue,
furniture, bald, love, mother or subject similar in any way?). On the other
hand, it intends to offer a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the
alternatives and tools available for the study of categorization in
linguistics. The first part of the book is devoted to a detailed account of
theoretical foundations and terminological distinctions (for instance,
category vs. concept, or concept vs. word vs. object). The second part
comprises a comparative analysis of the two major approaches to the study
of categorial conception, description and representation: the discrete
approach (the classical view) and the non-discrete approach, where the
principles of prototype theory are developed. Both perspectives are
described, exemplified and evaluated, and the main conclusion drawn from
the analysis is the need to consider both the researcher's purpose and the
nature of the object of study as determinant factors for the selection of a
descriptive tool, be it discrete or non-discrete.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (ENG )

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