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Title: Dominance, overextensions and the conjunction effect in different syntactic phrasings of concept conjunctions
Authors: Storms, Gerrit ×
Ruts, Wim
Vandenbroucke, Anneloes #
Issue Date: Dec-1998
Publisher: Psychology press
Series Title: European journal of cognitive psychology vol:10 issue:4 pages:337-372
Abstract: Two studies are described in which the membership ratings of relative clause descriptions of concept conjunctions (such as pets that are also birds) are compared to membership ratings of adjective-noun and noun-noun phrasings of the same conjunctions. The results show that the different phrasings of the conjunction carry the same meaning as reflected in the membership ratings. Furthermore, it is shown that the different phrasings also result in similar patterns of dominance and overextensions. The results also demonstrate that the extent to which the conjunction effect described by Smith and Osherson (1984; Osherson & Smith, 1982; Smith, Osherson, Rips, & Keane, 1988) is found in the data is related not only to the incompatibility of the constituents, but also to the dominance effect. In summary, our results provide evidence for a unitary representation of conjunctive concepts, regardless of the syntactic phrasing of the conjunction.
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ISSN: 0954-1446
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Onderzoeksgroep hogere cognitie en individuele verschillen (-)
Psychology Research Units (-)
Research Group Education and Lifelong Learning
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