Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development: The Development and Consequences of Symbolic Communication / Edition 1

Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development: The Development and Consequences of Symbolic Communication / Edition 1

by Eric Amsel
     
 

Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development addresses the impact of language and literacy on cognitive development.

Top researchers examine the cognitive significance of the growth in children's ability to express themselves symbolically, whether that involves communicating linguistically, mathematically, logically, or through some other symbol system

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Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development addresses the impact of language and literacy on cognitive development.

Top researchers examine the cognitive significance of the growth in children's ability to express themselves symbolically, whether that involves communicating linguistically, mathematically, logically, or through some other symbol system expressed in speech, gesture, notations, or some other means.

The book contributes to refining and answering questions regarding the nature, origin, and development of symbolic communication in all its forms, and their consequences for the cognitive development of the younger child at home and the older child at school.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805834949
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Jean Piaget Symposia Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IIntroduction
1Language, Literacy, and Thought: Forming a Partnership3
Pt. IIVerbal and Gestural Communication and Cognitive Development
2Developing a Socially Shared Symbolic System27
3A Developmental-Functionalist Approach to Mental State Talk59
4Relational Language and Relational Thought87
5From Thought to Hand: Structured and Unstructured Communication Outside of Conventional Language121
Pt. IIINotational Systems and Cognitive Development
6What Writing Does to the Mind153
7Symbolic Communication in Mathematics and Science: Co-Constituting Inscription and Thought167
8Social Relational Knowing in Writing Development193
Pt. IVConclusion
9Symbolic Communication and Cognitive Development: Conclusions and Prospects233
Author Index259
Subject Index267

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