Full text: Semantics of ownership

they listed things that cannot be owned by anybody, 6% 
things that they used to own, 3% things that they do not 
want to own, and one subject listed things that are common 
property. Variety in recall strategies was evident within 
some subjects’ recall listings as well as across subjects’ 
listings. For example, one women who reported using three 
recall strategies, listed the following exemplars of things 
not owned: sun, wind, cottage, house, fur coat, children, 
sea, piano, table saw, canoe. 
Recall Exemplars 
The tendency of the two recall listings to have some 
degree of common selection criteria is evident in the actual 
recall listings, and this probably confounds any 
interpretations of the recall listings themselves. For 
example, vehicles, dwellings, and boats are the most 
prominent types of items in both Tables 2 and 3, in terms of 
both frequency of listing and priority in the recall 
sequence. This would be perplexing, since freuuent 
exemplars should be typical of the recall categories (Rosch, 
1973). However, these are all large items, and are 
presumably prime examples of candidates for ownership. It 
may be more useful to discuss the differences in the 
Tistings of exemplars. At least 20 subjects listed 
"clothing", "books", "watch", ‘and "jewellery" as exemplars 
of owned things, but these were not common as exemplars of

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