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Name Strategy: Its Existence and Implications

Roberts, Dr Mark D (2005) Name Strategy: Its Existence and Implications. [Journal (Paginated)]

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It is argued that colour name strategy, object name strategy, and chunking strategy in memory are all aspects of the same general phenomena, called stereotyping, and this in turn is an example of a know-how representation. Such representations are argued to have their origin in a principle called the minimum duplication of resources. For most the subsequent discussions existence of colour name strategy suffices. It is pointed out that the Berlin†- Kay† universal partial ordering of colours and the frequency of traffic accidents classified by colour are surprisingly similar; a detailed analysis is not carried out as the specific colours recorded are not identical. Some consequences of the existence of a name strategy for the philosophy of language and mathematics are discussed: specifically it is argued that in accounts of truth and meaning it is necessary throughout to use real numbers as opposed to bi-valent quantities; and also that the concomitant label associated with sentences should not be of unconditional truth, but rather several real-valued quantities associated with visual communication. The implication of real-valued truth quantities is that the Continuum Hypothesis of pure mathematics is side-stepped, because real valued quantities occur ab initio. The existence of name strategy shows that thought/sememes and talk/phonemes can be separate, and this vindicates the assumption of thought occurring before talk used in psycho-linguistic speech production models..

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information:year is year of publication rather thaan year of first print. I will try to upload version 3 in pdf
Keywords:name strategy
Subjects:Linguistics > Semantics
Psychology > Psycholinguistics
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:5435
Deposited By:Roberts, Dr. Mark D.
Deposited On:06 Mar 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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