A crosslinguistic perspective on semantic cognition

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (6):720-721 (2008)
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Coherent covariation appears to be a powerful explanatory factor accounting for a range of phenomena in semantic cognition. But its role in accounting for the crosslinguistic facts is less clear. Variation in naming, within the same semantic domain, raises vexing questions about the necessary parameters needed to account for the basic facts underlying categorization



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