Concepts as Correlates of Lexical Labels: A Cognitivist Perspective by Slawomir WacewiczConcepts as Correlates of Lexical Labels: A Cognitivist Perspective by Slawomir Wacewicz

Concepts as Correlates of Lexical Labels: A Cognitivist Perspective

bySlawomir Wacewicz

Hardcover | June 11, 2015

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The study of language becomes particularly attractive when it is not practised as an isolated descriptive enterprise, but when it has wide-ranging implications for the study of the human mind. Such is the spirit of this book. While categorisation may be the single most basic cognitive process in organisms, and as an area of inquiry, it is fundamental to Cognitive Science as a whole, at the other end of the spectrum, high-level cognition is organised and permeated by language, giving rise to categories that count and function as concepts. Working from considering the philosophical assumptions of the cognitivist perspective, this study offers an argument for a very productive understanding of the relation between concepts, categories, and their theoretical models.
Slawomir Wacewicz is an Assistant Professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. He holds a PhD in Linguistics. His research interest focuses on the evolution of language, evolution of cognition, and the philosophy of language and mind.
Title:Concepts as Correlates of Lexical Labels: A Cognitivist PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:June 11, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631662386

ISBN - 13:9783631662380

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Table of Contents

Contents: Cognitive Science – Interdisciplinarity – Internalism and externalism – Concept – Category – Categorization – Mental representation – Conceptual atomism – Prototype models – Exemplar models.