Women, fire, and dangerous things : what categories reveal about the mind

  title={Women, fire, and dangerous things : what categories reveal about the mind},
  author={George Lakoff},
  journal={American Journal of Psychology},
  • G. Lakoff
  • Published 22 January 1989
  • Art
  • American Journal of Psychology
"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal." David E. Leary, "American… 
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Women, fire, and dangerous things: What categories reveal about the mind. George Lakoff . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Pp. xvii + 614.
  • S. Waxman
  • Computer Science
    Applied Psycholinguistics
  • 1989
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