Full text: Semantics of ownership

the experimenter. Some possibilities might have been to 
list expensive things, or enduring things, or socially 
prestigeous things, or large things. Since these particular 
possibilities probably co-vary to a considerable extent, 
size seemed a reasonable and efficient post hoc 
categorization. The categories were broadly defined and 
coded as follows: 
0 = 
| = 
2 = 
3 = 
4 = 
No Mass: 
Too Large: 
Cannot be categorized for size. 
Can be carried in one hand. 
Can be carried with two hands. 
Needs more than 1 person or 1 trip. 
Is not carried by people. 
For example, 'health' was categorized as 0, 'razor' as 1, 
'dog' as 2, 'sofa' as 3, and ‘'car' as 4. Using these broad 
categories, exemplars of both owned and not owned things 
were categorized for size by the experimenter. 
The data consisted of four types of information: 1) 
subjects' recall listings, 2) subjects' judgements about 
both the recall listings and the criteria of ownership, 3) 
the experimenter's post hoc categorization of recall 
exemplars, and 4) subjects' responses to follow-up guestions 
concerning their recall strategies for things not owned. 
Further, the recall was done under the two self-selected 
recall conditions of experimenter-present and 
experimenter-absent. The analysis of the data was done in

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