Regional Factors for the Formation of Prototype
The study of prototype has been an interesting subject for the scholars in psycholinguistics, for the prototype affects the way people talk in different situations and the social differences play a significant role in the formation of prototype. These social factors are the deep social structure that ultimately influences our linguistic behaviors. Using the theories related to categorization to analyze these social differences we can find out the reasons for the differences, which mainly contain culture, living environment, scientific development, living experience and age. This paper is intended to probe into the categorization of the fruits in China, and the researchers hope to get the factors which may in some degree influence their idea of typicality. The researchers believe that the regions where a person grows up may affect his idea of prototype in a category.
Geeraerts, D. (2006). Cognitive linguistics: Basic readings (pp.141-166).
Kempton, W. (1981). The folk classification of ceramics. A study of cognitive prototypes. New York: Academic Press.
Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors we live by. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M. (1999). Philosophy in the flesh: the embodied mind and its challenge to western thought. New York: Basic Books.
Rosh, E. (1975). Cognitive representations of semantic categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 104, 192-233.
Schwanenflugel, P. (Ed.). (1991). The psychology of word meaning. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Taylor, J. R. (1989). Linguistic categorization. Prototypes in linguistic theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- There are currently no refbacks.
If you have already registered in Journal A and plan to submit article(s) to Journal B, please click the CATEGORIES, or JOURNALS A-Z on the right side of the "HOME".
We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Copyright © 2010 Canadian Research & Development Centre of Sciences and Cultures
Address: 758, 77e AV, Laval, Quebec, H7V 4A8, Canada
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138