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AbstractThis paper discusses prototype theory and aims to evaluate the proposal that prototype structures can serve as word meanings. It has been proposed that prototype structures have cognitive representations that could serve as representations of real world categories. This issue is discussed on the basis of a mainly theoretical approach, while particular issues are more extensively exemplified. A central conclusion is that prototype structures can be considered as having a supplementary role to word meanings, yet do not form an adequate or non-problematic basis overall. The following section introduces some basic features of prototype theory.
CitationGiannakopoulou A (2003) 'Prototype theory: an evaluation', ECLOGA Working Papers, 3
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
JournalECLOGA Working Papers
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