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9 - The Warped Forge

from Part II - Interfaces

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 October 2018

Ángel J. Gallego
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Roger Martin
Yokohama National University, Japan
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In this paper we argue that categorization is module independent. Following Uriagereka (1996) we argue that concepts are categorized according to a implicational hierarchy in a scale of structural complexity, expressed in dimensions. Categorization has consequences internal to each module. Concepts exhibit a behavior specific to its category: mass vs. count concepts, for instance, differ in its syntax, but also in the way we interact with them (planning) or in the way we see them. This procedure serves as a base for a porous modular concepticon of our cognition, a kind of bare-phrase structure solution for cognitive interfaces. Furthermore, in this paper we argue against Distributional Morphology for grammatical categories. We show that at least for non derived words cognitive categorization determines the grammatical category of lexical items.
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Print publication year: 2018

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