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"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
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).
Part 4 : Acquisition of Categories.
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. Whi