ERIC Number: EJ482109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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What's So Essential about Essentialism? A Different Perspective on the Interaction of Perception, Language, and Conceptual Knowledge.
Gelman, Susan A.; Medin, Douglas L.
Cognitive Development, v8 n2 p157-67 Apr-Jun 1993
Comments on the article by Jones and Smith in this issue. Outlines different perspectives from which the issue of conceptual development is approached, elaborating on the functions concepts serve and variations in those functions. Notes points of agreement with the perceptual knowledge view and offers comments on the research supporting the predominance of nonperceptual knowledge in conceptual development. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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