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- n. Alternative form of categorization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
- n. a group of people or things arranged by class or category
- n. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
I think this is a western political categorisation which is unnecessarily forced on Malaysia.
What I believe is outdated is the 'categorisation' of lesbians as types, by ourselves or the outside world, especially when it's in terms of some kind of butch-femme role play.
When asked that many commentators view this grouping as a 'US-bashing forum', the Indian Foreign Secretary rejected such kind of categorisation, saying it's not against anyone.
Ironically, this impetus towards individualisation has involved creating discrete and mutually-exclusive learner ‘types’, a development that is, in turn, reflected in the discourse that perpetuates ethnic and cultural stereotyping – of the kind: “Asians are collectivist (as opposed to individualist)” – that is to say, an obsessive concern for categorisation as a basis for pedagogy.
“The typical phrasal verb site will offer some kind of definition and categorisation of types, a list of phrasal verbs (seldom if ever selected and organized in terms of frequency)”
The typical phrasal verb site will offer some kind of definition and categorisation of types, a list of phrasal verbs (seldom if ever selected and organized in terms of frequency), and some rudimentary exercises, almost always of the gap-fill type.
There are nuances and subtleties which do not easily lend themselves to categorisation.
It is quite telling that there is a categorisation scheme only for the porn magazines marketed for men, as there are so many!
However, I think that there might be a glitch in the method the researchers used: their categorisation of political opinions is static (and that I think is also reflected in the term “cultural worldview” that you use, which sounds rather immutable).
Spiro are an engaging, experimental acoustic band from Bristol who defy categorisation.
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