Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Functional Features in Language and SpaceInsights from Perception, Categorization, and Development$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Laura Carlson and Emile van der Zee

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264339

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 June 2019

Adaptation of Perceptual and Semantic Features

Adaptation of Perceptual and Semantic Features

Chapter:
(p.257) 17 Adaptation of Perceptual and Semantic Features
Source:
Functional Features in Language and Space
Author(s):

ROGOSKY BRIAN

GOLDSTONE ROBERT

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.003.0017

This chapter examines the role of features in theories of concepts, perception, and language. Features are defined as psychological representations of properties of the world that can be processed independently of other properties and are relevant to a task, such as categorization. The classic view of features as entities that do not change over time is discussed. An alternative view is presented in which features are created and adapted according to the immediate goals and contexts of tasks, and over longer time periods in terms of perceptual and conceptual learning and development. It is shown that changes in the integral processing of the dimensions can be induced by tasks that favour the separate processing of one dimension. The findings support the claim that, like perceptual features, semantic features can be adapted during learning.

Keywords:   features, concepts, perceptions, language, categorization

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .