Modes of Formation of Subjects - Study Material

The modes of formation of subjects that have been recognised are. Lamination, Loose Assemblage, Fission, Fusion, Distillation, Clustering, Agglomeration.

a) Lamination
According. to Ranganathan "when the basic layer is a basic subject and the other layers are isolate ideas, a compound subject is formed"

Kind 1: One or more isolate facets are laminated over a basic facet. This results in compound subjects.
Anatomy of the human body.
Treatment of diseases of plant

Kind 2: Two or more sub-facets of a compound facet are laminated over one another.
Ayurvedic system of medicine

b) Loose Assemblage: Loose assemblage is assembling together of two or more of:
a)subjects (basic or compound)
b)isolate ideas (in one and the same facet, or isolate ideas in one and the same array)
Loose assemblage may be of three kinds

Kind 1  Examples:
1) General relation between political science and economics
2) Statistics for librarians
3) Influence of geography on history

Kind 2 Examples:

1) Influence of Buddhism on Christianity
2) Difference between Lemuroidea and Anthropoidea

Kind 3 Examples:
 Medicine - Ayurvedic system - tropical environment child.

c) Fission: Fission is the process of division or splitting or breaking up into parts
Examples: natural sciences, useful arts, humanities, social sciences,

d) Fusion
Examples: Astrophysics, Biolinguists, Astrochemistry, Sociolinguists,Bio-physics Educametry,Medical Jurisprudence, Socio-cybernetics, etc.

e) Distillation :
Examples:Statistical calculus, Microbiology, Anesthesiology, International relations, Ergonomics, Forestry, Research Methodology, Metrology, Standardisation, Management Science, Museology, Systemology
f) Clustering:
Examples:area study, Gandhiana, soil sciences.Sinology (Chinese studies), Nippinology (Japanese studies).

g) Agglomeration:  Agglomeration (earlier called partial comprehension) is the process of collecting together of entities into larger masses without cohesion among the components

Examples:natural sciences, psychology and sociology,

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