Language in Cognitive Development: The Emergence of the Mediated Mind / Edition 1

Language in Cognitive Development: The Emergence of the Mediated Mind / Edition 1

by Katherine Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052162987X

ISBN-13: 9780521629874

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629874
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Perspectives: 1. Language, cognition and culture in developmental perspective; 2. Emergence of human minds in evolution and development; 3. Evolution and development of the hybrid mind; Part II. Developing Representational Systems: 4. Early cognition: episodic to mimetic childhood in a hybrid culture; 5. The emergence of mediating language; 6. Memory in early childhood: the emergence of the historical self; 7. The emergence of the storied mind; Part III. Developing Conceptual Systems: 8. The emergence of the paradigmatic mind; 9. The emergence of the temporal mind; 10. The emergence of the projective mind; Part IV. Conclusions: 11. Collaborative construction of the mediated mind.

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