Classification (category)

Classification is the process or result of arranging things according to one or more clearly-defined characteristics. For example, languages are organized according to language families. The same is said of parts of speech with respect to words. In those examples, many scholars agree on those classifications. However, there are areas in psycholinguistics where scholars do not agree. For example, few scholars seem to agree on how to organize writing systems, or scripts. This is why classification is an important aspect of psycholinguistics alongside many other fields of study.

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PsychLing Contributors. "Classification." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 9 Sep. 2023, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.


PsychLing (2023, September 9). Classification. Retrieved from

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PsychLing Contributors. "Classification." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 9, 2023. Modified September 16, 2023. Accessed July 21, 2024.



Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

ISO 639-3

SIL International Contributors. "ISO 639-3 Registration Authority: International Standard for Language Codes." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]


SIL International Contributors. "ScriptSource: Index of Languages and Writing Systems." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Created June 11, 2011. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]

ISO 15924

Unicode Consortium Contributors. "ISO 15924 Registration Authority: Codes for the Representation of Names of Scripts." Mountain View, CA: The Unicode Consortium. Created 2004. Accessed August 6, 2023. [Visit]

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