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Concepts and conceptual development : ecological and intellectual factors in categorization / edited by Ulric Neisser.

Neisser, Ulric.
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989.

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x, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


1st paperback ed.


Reprint of the hardback edition of 1987
Papers from the First Emory Cognition Project Conference, held. Oct. 11-12, 1984


From direct perception to conceptual structure / Ulric Neisser -- Category cohesiveness, theories, and cognitive archeology / Douglas L. Medin and William D. Wattenmaker -- Cognitive models and prototype theory / George Lakoff -- The instability of graded structure / Lawrence W. Barsalou -- Decentralized control of categorization / Lee R. Brooks -- Conceptual development and category structure / Frank C. Keil -- Child-basic object categories and early lexical development / Carolyn B. Mervis -- Scripts and categories / Robyn Fivush -- How children constrain the possible meanings of words / Ellen M. Markman -- The role of theories in a theory of concepts / Robert N. McCauley.

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