Categories for names or names for categories ? The interplay between domain-specific conceptual structure and language

@inproceedings{BarIlan2003CategoriesFN,
  title={Categories for names or names for categories ? The interplay between domain-specific conceptual structure and language},
  author={Bar-Ilan},
  year={2003}
}
  • Bar-Ilan
  • Published 2003
Various claims have been made in the developmental literature about the relationship between language and categorisation in children. Drawing on the notion of the domain-specificity of cognition, the paper reviews evidence on the effect of language in the classification of and reasoning about categories from different domains. The review looks at the anthropological, infant classification, and preschool categorisation literature. Overall, the analyses suggest that the causal nature and… CONTINUE READING