Thought and Language eBook ñ Thought and MOBI

Thought and Language Since it was introduced to the English speaking world in , Lev Vygotsky s highly original exploration of human mental development has become recognized as a classic foundational work of cognitive science Vygotsky analyzes the relationship between words and consciousness, arguing that speech is social in its origins and that only as children develop does it become internalized verbal thoughtNow Alex Kozulin has created a new edition of the original MIT Press translation by Eugenia Hanfmann and Gertrude Vakar that restores the work s complete text and adds materials that will help readers better understand Vygotsky s meaning and intentions Kozulin has also contributed an introductory essay that offers new insight into the author s life, intellectual milieu, and research methods


About the Author: Lev S. Vygotsky

Lev Semenovich Vygotsky Russian or , born Lev Simyonovich Vygodsky was a Soviet developmental psychologist and the founder of cultural historical psychology.



10 thoughts on “Thought and Language

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    A classic of its own kind Reading Vygotsky elaborating on Piaget and Freud and the theory of learning and language is a treat, but not easy or quick It immediately puts the teacher in the zone of proximal development After all, the topic is mindbogglingly complex how does thought relate to language, and how do children develop their critical thinking skills How do children move from egocentric


  2. Trevor Trevor says:

    At a conference I attended recently someone asked a rhetorical question where is the next education theory that will replace Dewey or Vygotsky I wonder how many people outside of education know that these two utterly dominate education theory And, amusingly enough, the person most people know about as a child and educational psychologist, Piaget, didn t even rate a mention Thought and Language is regar


  3. David David says:

    Vygotsky is to Piaget as Wittgenstein is to St Augustine.Puzzle over that one, why don t you What is taken for granted in any system of thought is often the thing most in need of explanation Piaget talked about the development of language, but took for granted many of the substructures that set the stage for language learning Vygotsky effectively said of Piaget s work, Yes, of course that s what children do but


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  6. Kathy Kathy says:

    This was one of the first books I read about linguistics Little did I know when I first started reading it, Thought and Language, was to start a life long passion for the subject When I was teaching young children, every day was a chance to be in a linguistics lab This book is a wonderful way for anyone to start learning about theories of linguistics.


  7. Kathrina Kathrina says:

    I could tell you that I am done reading this, but as an education student, I will never be done reading this This is a foundational text, and deserves to be so.


  8. Laura Dam Laura Dam says:

    Cuando estaba haciendo el profesorado en Ciencias F sicas, me toc leer este libro como parte de una materia de psicolog a del aprendizaje Siendo una persona proveniente de las ciencias f cticas no pensaba que las ciencias sociales tuvieran mucho que decirme, y de hecho la mayor a de los textos obligatorios escritos por los te ricos de las Ciencias de la Educaci n eran una suma de obviedades repetidas hasta el hartazgo, simplemente tomando un p rrafo y par


  9. Joy Joy says:

    Dense Hard to read But, the theory behind it seems good I ll definitely have to re read after I learnabout psychology.


  10. Seymour Millen Seymour Millen says:

    I came back to this after attempting it over a decade earlier, and though it s still a bit of a challenge it s well worth it Vygotsky s perspective is truly distinct, even in his era and area the Soviet Union in the 20 s and 30 s and the approach he developed clearly demonstrates the influence of a particularly Soviet socialist approach to psychology such perceptive observations on the fundamental role of others in shaping supposedly individual actions in thought and speec


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