Language in Cognitive Development

Language in Cognitive Development

Emergence of the Mediated Mind

Book - 1998
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Cambridge Univ Pr
This book discusses the role of language as a cognitive and communicative tool in a child's early development.
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.

Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998
Edition: 1st paperback ed
ISBN: 9780521629874
Characteristics: xiv, 432 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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