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Unformatted text preview: exception that serves merely to prove the rule but in actuality, The anomalous may point to a larger,more prodigious sense of order than can be captured by a single law. G&H&I&J: Prototype theory tells us how we organize conceptual knowledge, but not how we gain it or what, exactly, it is Prototype theory tells us that concepts have core and periphery, but it does not tell us how the core is determined. So, we have checklist theories, which tell us that what concepts are: they are fairly precise, and they can be decomposed into a small set of principles (also known as Atomic Globule Theories). They (try) to tell us about the inner structure of any given concepts. And we have prototype theories which tell us that concepts are not precise, and that decomposing concepts is not how humans represent concepts. However, they do not actually tell us what the inner structure of any given concept is....
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2009 for the course LING 110Lg taught by Professor Borer during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07