نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
دانشیار زبانشناسی، پژوهشگاه علوم انسانی و مطالعات فرهنگی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Categorization is the principal cognitive and linguistic endowment of humans. Categorization is a multi faceted process. There are two main views to categorization: classical view and prototypical view. In this essay, these two views are compared with reference to Wittgenstein's approach to family resemblance in categorization. Then the representation of categorization is investigated in grammatical categories, levels of meaning, semantic features and definitions. This essay ends with a short reference to other aspects of categorization such as embodied cognition and cultural cognition.