Language in Cognitive Development: The Emergence of the Mediated Mind

Language in Cognitive Development: The Emergence of the Mediated Mind

by Katherine Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521551234

ISBN-13: 9780521551236

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521551236
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/13/1996
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(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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