Language in Cognitive Development: The Emergence of the Mediated Mindby Katherine Nelson
Pub. Date: 06/13/1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The book addresses issues in cognitive development in early childhood, stressing the central role that development of language plays in taking the child to new levels of cognitive operations in memory, forming concepts and categories, in using concepts of time, processing narratives, and understanding other people's intentions. It advances a theory of collaborative construction of knowledge systems that integrates the contributions of biological evolution, individual development, and the social-cultural world.
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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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