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Aristotelian category
Categorization
Category
Category boundaries
Fuzziness
Vagueness
Levels of categorization
Basic level
Category-wide attribute
Collective function
Subordinate level
Superordinate level
Parasitic categorization
Prototype category
Bad member
Degree of membership
Extension
Flexible adaptability
Goodness of exemplar
Good member
Informational density
Inheritance
Radial structure
Structural stability
Taxonomy
Class inclusion
Degree of generality
Expert taxonomy
Folk taxonomy
Multiple parenting
Scientific taxonomy


Category boundaries are what separates categories from each other. Thus category boundaries are lines of demarcation between what is inside the category and what is outside the category.

In the Aristotelian model of categorization, boundaries are clearly delimited, and their boundaries clear-cut and fixed, whereas in Cognitive Linguistics and related disciplines, categories are less clear-cut and have what is called fuzzy boundaries.

BibliographyEdit

  • Croft, William A. & D.A. Cruse (2004). Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ungerer, Friedrich & Hans-Jörg Schmid (1996). An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. London: Longman.
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