Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science
- Henri Cohen, Cognitive Neuroscience Center, Dept of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
- Claire Lefebvre, Department of Linguistics, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
Categorization, the basic cognitive process of arranging objects into categories, is a fundamental process in human and machine intelligence and is central to investigations and research in cognitive science. Until now, categorization has been approached from singular disciplinary perspectives with little overlap or communication between the disciplines involved (Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Cognitive Anthropology). Henri Cohen and Claire Lefebvre have gathered together a stellar collection of contributors in this unique, ambitious attempt to bring together converging disciplinary and conceptual perspectives on this topic.
"Categorization is a key concept across the range of cognitive sciences, including linguistics and philosophy, yet hitherto it has been hard to find accounts that go beyond the concerns of one or two individual disciplines. The Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science provides just the sort of interdisciplinary approach that is necessary to synthesize knowledge from the different fields and provide the basis for future innovation."
Professor Bernard Comrie, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
"Anyone concerned with language, semantics, or categorization will want to have this encyclopedic collection."
Professor Eleanor Rosch, Dept of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Researchers and graduate students, scientists and practitioners.
- Published: October 2005
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-08-044612-7
"Categorization is a key concept across the range of cognitive sciences, including linguistics and philosophy, yet hitherto it has been hard to find accounts that go beyond the concerns of one or two individual disciplines. [This book] provides just the sort of interdisciplinary approach that is necessary to synthesize knowledge from the different fields and provide the basis for future innovation." -- Professor Bernard Comrie, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany "Anyone concerned with language, semantics, or categorization will want to have this encyclopedic collection." -- Professor Eleanor Rosch, Dept of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA "This is a far-reaching, encyclopedia collection, which fully meets its major aim in bringing in, for the first time, various disciplines together around a single theme such as categorization. The joint work invested in the collection results in cross-fertilization of methodologies and ideas, which, as a whole, contributes greatly not only to our understanding of categorization but of human cognition in general. One of this volume's strengths is a number of common themes running through all the chapters...this is a very coherent and solid collection that is organized in such a ways that individual chapters can be studied independently from each other...a valuable contribution to the concept of category/categorization, which, in addition, shows that an interdisciplineary approach is not only powerful, but essential for studying cognitive science as a whole." --Aleksandar Carapic (Universtiy of Belgrade) for PRAGMATICS & COGNITION
Table of Contents
Bridging the Category Divide. (H. Cohen, C. Lefebvre).
Part 1 : Categorization in Cognitive Science.
To Cognize is to Categorize: Cognition is Categorization. (S. Harnad). A Modular Approach to Grammatical Categories. (P. Muysken). Empty Concepts and Philosophical Analysis. (G. Rey).Categories and Cognitive Anthropology. (J. Boster).Categorization in Neuroscience: Brain Response to Objects and Events. (S.J. Hanson, C. Hanson). Categorization in Cognitive Computer Science.(J.F. Sowa).
Part 2 : Semantic Categories.
Semantic Categorization. (B. Gillon). Emotion Categories Across Languages. (J. Boster). The World Color Survey Database. (R. Cook, P. Kay, T. Regier). Atoms, Categorization and Conceptual Change. (P. Thagard, E. Toombs). Relation between Language and Though: Individuation and the Count/Mass Distinction. (A. Papafragou). Definitions in Categorization and Similarity Judgements. (S. Larochelle, D. Cousineau, A. Archambault). Why (Most) Concepts Aren't Categories?(R. Millikan).
Part 3 : Syntactic Categories.
Lexical, Functional, Crossover and Multifunctional Categories. (L. Travis). Isolating-Monocategorial-Associational Language. (D. Gil). Categories in Quebec Sign Language: Reflection on Categorization Across Modalities. (D. Bouchard, C. Dubuisson, Anne-Marie Parisot). Syntactic Categories in Signed versus Spoken Languages. (D. Lillo-Martin). On Syntactic Categories. (M. Baker).
The Acquisition of Grammatical Categories: The State of the Art. (M. Labelle). Semantic Categories in Acquisition. (E. Clark). Early Syntactic Categories in Infants' Language. (R. Shi). Acquiring Auditory and Phonetic Categories. (M. Goudbeek et al.).Syntactic Categories in Second Language Acquisition. (L. White). The Development of Categories in Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Domains. (D. Poulin-Dubois).
Part 5 : Neuroscience of Categorization and Category Learning.
The Theory of Perceptual Category Learning. (F.G. Ashby, V.V. Valentin). The Neuropsychology of Perceptual Category Learning.(W.T. Maddox, J. Vincent Filoteo). Neural Regions Associated with Categorical Speech Perception and Production. (S. Ravizza).
Situated Conceptualization. (L. Barsalou). Perceptual and Semantic Reorganization During Category Learning.(R. Goldstone et al.). The Return of Concept Empiricism. (J. Prinz).
Part 7 : Grounding, Recognition, and Reasoning in Categorization.
Categorization, Reasoning, and Memory. (S. Robert). Approaches to Grounding Symbols in Perceptual and Sensorimotor Categories. (A. Cangelosi). Embodied Categorization. (P. Poirier, B. Hardy-VallÃ©e, J-F. De Pasquale). Categorization of Objects, Scenes, and Faces through Time. (Ã. McCabe, C. Blais, F. Gosselin). Adaptive Categorization in Neural Networks. (R. Proulx, S. HÃ©lie). A Grounded Mind in a Robotic Body.(S. Harnad).
Concept Learning and Nonmonotonic Reasoning. (P. GÃ¤rdenfors). Categorization in Symbolic Data Analysis. (E. Diday). Category Formation in Self-Organizing Embodied Agents.(S. Nolfi). An Information-based Discussion of Vagueness. (D. Dubois et al.).
Part 9: Data Mining for Categories and Ontologies.
An Introduction to Symbol Methods for Knowledge Discovery. (A. Napoli). Genre-Specific Text Mining and Extensional Inductive Concept Recognition.(Y. Kodratoff). Classification and Categorization in Computer-Assisted Reading and Text Analysis.(J-G. Meunier, D. Forest, I. Biskri). Graph Matching, System Design and Knowledge Modeling.(G. Mineau).
Nominalism and the Theory of Concepts. (C. Panaccio). Why Do We Think Racially? (E. Machery, L. Faucher). Neurosemantics and Categories. (C. Eliasmith). Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism. (E. Lalumera). Crisis! What crisis? (P. Poirier).