Why do we need to coordinate when classifying kin?

Drew Gerkey, Lee Cronk

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We suggest that there are two coordination games when it comes to understanding kin terminology. Jones' article focuses on the linguistic coordination inherent in developing meaningful kin terminologies, alluding briefly to the benefits of these kin terminologies for coordination in other domains. We enhance Jones' discussion by tracing the links between the structure of kin terminologies and their functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-386
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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