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Ideas of Roy Ellen, by Text

[British, fl. 2006, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kent at Canterbury.]

1996 Anthropological Studies of Classification
p.33 p.33 Monothetic categories have fixed defining features, and polythetic categories do not
p.33 p.33 Continuous experience sometimes needs imposition of boundaries to create categories
p.35 p.35 In symbolic classification, the categories are linked to rules
p.36 p.36 Classification is no longer held to be rooted in social institutions
2006 Categories, Classification, Cogn. Anthropology
I p.4 Several words may label a category; one word can name several categories; some categories lack words