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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080583494X

ISBN-13: 9780805834949

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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

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

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