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.
How to do online submission to another Journal?
If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:
1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author
Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.
Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2010 Canadian Research & Development Centre of Sciences and Cultures
Address: 9375 Rue de Roissy Brossard, Québec, J4X 3A1, Canada
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138