Language in Cognitive Development: The Emergence of the Mediated Mind

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 13, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 432 pages
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This book highlights a transition from the study of language and cognition to that of language in cognition. It presents an integrative theory of cognitive development, emphasizing the important role that language plays in taking the two to five year old child to new levels of cognitive operations in memory, forming concepts, categories, processing narratives, and understanding other people's intentions. The author considers biological evolution the source of both language and culture, but she argues that qualitatively different modes of thinking and knowing emerge therefrom.
  

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Contents

Language Cognition and Culture in Developmental Perspective
3
Emergence of Human Minds in Evolution and Development
26
Evolution and Development of the Hybrid Mind
57
Early Cognition Episodic to Mimetic Childhood in a Hybrid Culture
89
The Emergence of Mediating Language
118
Memory in Early Childhood The Emergence of the Historical Self
150
Emergence of the Storied Mind
181
The Emergence of the Paradigmatic Mind
221
The Emergence of the Temporal Mind
257
The Emergence of the Projective Mind
290
Collaborative Construction of the Mediated Mind
323
Notes
351
References
369
Name Index
403
Subject Index
411
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