Title: Exemplars and prototypes in natural language concepts: A typicality-based evaluation
Authors: Voorspoels, Wouter ×
Vanpaemel, Wolf
Storms, Gerrit #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Psychonomic Society
Series Title: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review vol:15 issue:3 pages:630-637
Abstract: Are natural language categories represented by instances of the category or by a summary representation? We used an exemplar model and a prototype model, both derived within the framework of the generalized context model (Nosofsky, 1984, 1986), to predict typicality ratings for 12 superordinate natural language concepts. The models were fitted to typicality ratings averaged across participants and to the typicality judgments of individual participants. Both analyses yielded results in favor of the exemplar model. These results suggest that higher-level natural language concepts are represented by their subordinate members, rather than by a summary representation.
ISSN: 1069-9384
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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