The role of information about "convention," "design," and "goal" in representing artificial kinds.

  title={The role of information about "convention," "design," and "goal" in representing artificial kinds.},
  author={Tamsin German and Danielle Truxaw and Margaret Anne Defeyter},
  journal={New directions for child and adolescent development},
In this chapter, we have considered the nature and development of our capacities for the representation of artificial kinds. We have presented a range of evidence collected using varying methods and from our own laboratories and those of others that speaks to the question of the kinds of information that might be central to knowledge of artifacts and their functions in human semantic memory. One key argument here has been that despite the fact that information about shared convention has been… CONTINUE READING

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