On Concepts and Emergence of Language

On Concepts and Emergence of Language

Goran Trajkovski (Towson University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-839-0.ch008
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The existing theories of concept formation involve categorization based upon the physical features that differentiate the concept. Physical features do not provide the understanding of objects, entities, events, or words, and so cannot be used to form a concept. We have come to believe that the affect the object, entity, event, or word has on the environment is what needs to be evaluated for true concept formation. Following our argument for a change in the direction of research, our views on some of the other aspects of concept formation are presented.

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